ASST. DIRECTOR: CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Closes On 08/23/2017
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The iSchool has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations (ADCFR).
The Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations (ADCFR) will identify and manage a portfolio of 50-75 corporate and private foundation partners for the University of Washington Information School (iSchool). This position will establish strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship aimed at increasing and deepening the iSchool's corporate relations. The ADCFR will work collaboratively with the iSchool's Advancement team, the iAffiliates Program, Student Services, Office of Research Services, research center directors and the academic program chairs to coordinate and facilitate the iSchool's interactions across units with the objective of maximizing the flow of resources to support the iSchool's teaching and research mission. Resources are generated by the relationship building, stewardship and proposal development activities of this position as gifts (including gifts-in-kind), sponsored research, contracts, executive education tuition, and internship and employment opportunities for students and graduates. He/she will work cooperatively with staff in the University's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations on joint corporate and foundation prospects.
In the iSchool there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool's core values. Leadership within the iSchool is expressed in diverse ways reflecting the variety of styles and cultures that are represented by our faculty and staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategy Development Under the general direction of the Director for Advancement, plan and implement the Information School's corporate and foundation relations fundraising program.
Develop and maintain a clear understanding of the iSchool's research areas and strengths and develop relationships with iSchool academic leaders. Use this information to match corporate interests with the school's research and academic areas.
Communicate regularly with the iSchool's Office of Research Services, Student Services, research center directors and academic program chairs. Establish mechanisms within the iSchool for the internal coordination of corporate interactions.
Coordinate development activity with the UW's Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundations Relations.
Utilize the UW's Advance prospect management database to track and manage the portfolio.
Frontline Fundraising Work closely with the Dean, the Director for Advancement and other iSchool leaders, faculty and staff to develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for each corporate partner.
Identify corporations capable of making gifts or allocating resources to the Information School. These efforts will culminate in the development of a portfolio of 50-75 corporate partners.
Communicate a compelling value proposition to corporate partners. Prepare background and briefing papers for the Dean and other iSchool leaders, faculty and staff as necessary.
Plan and implement corporate visits. Prepare itineraries and briefing materials for participants, iSchool leaders, faculty, staff and others.
Plan and implement corporate donor events and projects.
Plan the travel of the Dean or other iSchool leaders, researchers or faculty members for corporate and private foundation visits; preparing briefing materials and setting appointments.
As appropriate, travel to corporate offices to represent the iSchool and the university for the purpose of identifying new prospects for partnerships, presenting proposals and/or stewarding existing relationships.
Develop gift proposals and related development material for corporations in collaboration with key faculty and staff.
In conjunction with the Office of Research Services, assist faculty and researchers in identifying private foundation prospects and submitting proposals for funding.
Work closely with iSchool leadership, faculty and staff to ensure timely and high-quality stewardship of corporate and private foundation relationships.
Program Development and Management In consultation with the Director for Advancement, establish professional goals, objectives, and strategies. Participate in assessing progress toward goals.
Prepare an annual operating plan for corporate and foundation relations and submit regular reports to the Director for Advancement.
Represent the iSchool at university, community and professional functions, as appropriate.
Attend iSchool and university meetings as needed.
Participate in professional development opportunities to expand knowledge base for the position.
Other duties as assigned.
CORE Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
FUNDRAISER Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW.
Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.
Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and goals.
Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
Bachelor's degree and three years' of experience in institutional advancement and/or external relations, with an emphasis on securing major gifts from individuals, corporations or private foundations, preferably in a college or university setting. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Poised, professional manner with the ability to express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that engages dialog in a manner that resolves differences.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Takes responsibility and initiative to set and meet the goals, objectives and obligations while representing the mission, visions and values of the organization.
Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail. Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline drive environment in an organized and professional manner.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information; acts in a selfless manner and models ethical values of the UW.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Working knowledge of the information field.
Familiarity with the Pacific Northwest corporate community.
Experience working in higher education or the technology industry.
Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.
Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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