DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS
|Req #: ||144905 |
|Department: ||UW BOTHELL - ADVANCEMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS |
|Job Location: || UW Bothell |
|Posting Date: ||05/19/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 06/04/2017 |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page. |
| 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 University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We provide a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research, creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. About half of all undergraduates are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; nine out of 10 are from Washington. Located along a river and wetlands just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our department of Advancement and External Relations has an outstanding opportunity for a DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS This individual will be responsible for:
Identify sources of organizational support for UW Bothell's highest priorities.
Identify organizational prospects for academic programs across Schools, student support, faculty research, and develop strategies to qualify, engage, solicit, and steward supporters.
Manage a portfolio of corporations and foundations using the University's prospect management and tracking system. Through research and professional contacts, identify new prospects, and create and implement engagement and solicitation strategies.
Work proactively to forge relationships among academic leaders across disciplines and translate these relationship into interdisciplinary funding opportunities for foundations and other organizational donors.
Work with faculty, administrators, and advancement staff to produce letters of inquiry, proposals, and other materials that garner support from organizational donors. Develop major proposals with an emphasis on requests of $50,000+ and provide guidance and support to others making solicitations.
As needed, travel to corporations and organization offices to represent the UW Bothell for the purpose of qualifying new prospects, presenting proposals, and cultivating and stewarding relationships. Assist with travel preparations for advancement and academic leaders as well as faculty members by determining appropriate appointments, making appointments, and overseeing the preparation of briefing materials.
When appropriate, identify, recruit, and work with volunteers who can assist with the cultivation and solicitation of organizational donors.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
Provide leadership to deans, administrators and faculty in designing and implementing strategies to sustain and increase organizational support, including the development of cross- campus initiatives that can benefit multiple programs. Coordinate the participation of academic leaders, faculty members, administrators, volunteers, and development staff in engagement, solicitation, and stewardship activities of corporate and foundation funders.
Work collaboratively with the Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs and Center for Commercialization to ensure corporate relationships and organizational requests for proposals are handled effectively and efficiently. Publicize funding opportunities to faculty.
Provide responsive and well-informed advice regarding organizational funding sources and solicitation strategies to faculty, colleagues, and volunteers.
Provide leadership to academic leaders, faculty, and staff for corporation and foundation site visits, including, organize and staff such site visits as needed.
Create the long-term strategic plan for Corporate and Foundation Relations, including planning for the inter-campaign period and next campaign. Develop an annual program plan, including goals, objectives, and strategies for the Corporate and Foundation Relations program. Provide regular progress reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
Work with academic leaders and faculty to attain a strong understanding of the program efforts at UW Bothell. Use this information to identify interdisciplinary, cross- disciplinary and multi-unit opportunities that will attract major funding. Identify corporate and foundation sources of support for the campus' highest priorities. Work proactively to forge relationships among academic leaders across disciplines and translate these relationships into funding opportunities for corporations and foundations.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Understand and help address compliance issues related to corporate and foundation relations, including conflict of interest, classification of gifts and grants, and gift policy, and work with others to ensure UW Bothell adheres to all relevant regulations, policies and procedures.
Develop and manage a cultivation and stewardship plan for corporate and organizational donors, strategically aligning this effort with UW Bothell and UW's donor relations and marketing activities. Cultivation and stewardship efforts will be designed to strengthen institutional relationships as well as ensure adherence to gift and grant guidelines and reporting requirements.
As needed, participate in the development of policies and procedures that relate to organizational support for the UW Bothell.
Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement and others to assist in the development of broad themes for the UW Bothell campus. Help identify interdisciplinary efforts that will attract major funding.
Work with academic leaders and faculty to attain a strong understanding of endeavors and other strengths of the UW Bothell that will assist you in identifying disciplinary and cross-disciplinary opportunities.
Seek appropriate training opportunities and provide training to staff and volunteers on foundation, corporate, and organization development.
Assume management of special projects assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor.
| Bachelor's degree in Business, STEM or other related field. |
At least five years' experience in institutional advancement, with an emphasis on securing major gifts and grants of $50,000 or more from corporations and private foundations, preferably in a college or university setting.
Demonstrated success in identifying, personally securing foundation gifts/grants.
Ability to understand and articulate academic values and priorities, and work collaboratively with faculty, administration, foundation representatives and students/alumni.
Strong project management and team leadership experience.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
Superior writing and editing ability. Poised, professional manner, outstanding verbal skills, and the ability to write concisely and persuasively.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to travel periodically, including some overnight travel and evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. The Director must have regular and reliable transportation.
Ability to work with a diverse constituency.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.
People Builder: Exhibits commitment to developing others to become leaders.
Driving Results: Effectively communicates objectives and guides direct reports and team members to make decisions and achieve goals.
Organizational Planning: Develops and manages comprehensive team goals and measures team progress while balancing short-term and long-term priorities that are consistent with the organization's mission, priorities and goals.
Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests of the organization in mind.
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.
Visioning: Anticipates emerging trends and issues and develops a clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative energy of the organization in alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and values.
Organizational Acumen: Analyzes a situation, balances reason and the interest of others, and acts in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success.
Selflessness: Demonstrates ambition first and foremost for the organization and concern for its success rather than for one's own personal gain.
Professional Will/Fearlessness: Displays an inner intensity and dedication to making everything the best that it can be. Shows resolve and determination to make the organization great.
Focused on Organizational Sustainability: Communicates uncompromising desire to make the organization even more successful in the next generation.
| Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. |
Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. |
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Frequent local and some national travel expected.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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