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Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Company: North Central College
Location: Naperville
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Corporate and Foundation RelationsPlease see Special Instructions for more details. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Position Information Posting Number S000639 Position Title Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Department Development Division Institutional Advancement Supervisor Title Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement Status Full Time Regular Position Summary The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations participates in a comprehensive program for institutional fundraising at a thriving, private, liberal arts college nestled into the historic district of Naperville, IL. The successful candidate will be strategic, collaborative, and curious while committed to both building meaningful and lasting relationships that result in ongoing financial support for our outstanding students and world-class faculty. In addition to securing corporate gifts, sponsorships, and foundation support, this position will actively participate in other departmental fundraising initiatives, including calendar and fiscal year-end calling and attendance at select evening and weekend donor-facing events. Description of Key Responsibilities Note that all functions described below must be performed, and it is normally the responsibility of the individual in this position to perform them and/or see that they are performed.

1. Identify, cultivate, and solicit funding opportunities from corporate entities and foundations through personal visits of an assigned portfolio as well as develop, write, and submit competitive written proposals for institutional funding to meet annual fundraising goals and key performance indicators.

2. Collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs on gifts and corporate or foundation giving that involve faculty and/or academic programs and initiatives.

3. Position the President, other senior administrators, and faculty as appropriate, to build relationships with C-suite level executives at key local, regional, and national companies that will result in significant financial support of the College.

4. Serve as staff administrator to the College's Board of Trustee Associates. Develop and implement short and long-term strategies for initiating and developing beneficial relationships with alumni, corporate representatives and community members who can impact the College through their active involvement and financial support.

5. Complete and file timely reports of donor/prospect contacts. Responsible for maintaining individual donor/prospect records in the College's donor database. Assure that all corporate and foundation donors are responsibly stewarded for their gifts and strong relationships are maintained.

6. Maintain high-quality cultivation and stewardship process for corporate and foundation prospects and donors. This includes keeping accurate and detailed records of gift correspondence and agreements. Work with program managers, the business office, and others as needed to ensure that reporting requirements are met. Steward individual and organizational relationships, providing additional reporting and engagement as needed to ensure successful ongoing partnerships.

7. Responsible for corporate and foundation fundraising metrics and maintaining a portfolio of current and potential corporate and foundation donors. Design and implement an annual fundraising plan and provide an annual report assessing the plan's effectiveness.

8. Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with an emphasis on developing high-value exchange for or from current or potential corporate donors and assist in building major gift pipelines.

9. Work closely with development staff and other College representatives to create institutional awareness among corporate constituencies. Identify key alumni within corporations and foundations and build relationships that result in new or increased financial support from those funders and the individual alumnus/a.

10. Support the College's mission, vision, and values, and contribute to the advancement of the College's Strategic Plan

11. Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.

12. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

13. Other job-related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Ability to develop and implement short and long-term strategies for initiating and developing beneficial relationships with current and potential corporate donors.

2. Ability to consistently demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to the College.

3. Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office and the ability to adapt and incorporate new technologies required.

4. Ability to directly solicit local, regional, and national corporations and maintain professional contacts in order to meet fundraising goals.

5. Ability to develop corporate fundraising metrics and maintain donor portfolios.

6. Ability to be innovative, resourceful, logical, enjoy streamlining and improving processes and be motivated to make a difference in the operations of the College.

7. Ability to perform general administrative tasks necessary to efficiently manage a particular function.

8. Ability, and inclination, to exercise discretion with regard to personal and confidential information.

9. Knowledge and understanding of, commitment to, and ability to effectively articulate the College's mission, philosophy and vision for the future.

10. Must demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and collaborative skills with an interpersonal style characterized by flexibility and openness to new ideas.

Distinguishing Characteristics The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will implement giving strategies designed to maximize corporate and foundation giving. They will manage an existing portfolio of donors and prospective donors as well as identify prospects based on an extensive analysis. They will use superior relationship building skills to actively solicit corporate and foundation funding to meet annual and specific campaign fundraising goals. As a member of the Leadership team for the Development, Alumni and Parent Engagement department, they will play an active role in community and donor facing initiatives to tell the story of our institutional mission, the impact it has on our students and inspire financial investments in the College.

As the primary staff liaison to the College's Board of Trustee Associates, a forward-thinking group of area business leaders who support the mission and vision of the College, this position will work directly with key members of the campus and greater Naperville community to build meaningful relationships that advance the work of the College.

This position works with local, regional, and national businesses, corporations, and foundations to build mutually beneficial relationships that leverage North Central College resources. From talent pipelines to brand exposure to investing in community partnerships that benefit our students and faculty, this position will partner with senior leaders on campus, including the President, Provost, and academic deans, to meet fundraising and community engagement goals. Education/Training Bachelor's degree is required; Master's a plus. Experience Three to five years of experience in a professional field (fundraising, sales, community/economic development, non-profit, project management) or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Licenses or Certifications A valid Illinois driver's license is required. Is This a Temporary Position? No Employment Conditions An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College's background screening process.

If you are hired, in accordance with College policy and Executive Order 2021-20, we will require you to provide proof that you have received the COVID -19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Those who remain unvaccinated must participate in weekly COVID -19 testing as a condition of employment.

For more information about the College's vaccine expectation along with other helpful information regarding the College's current health and safety protocols-go to Number of Vacancies 1 EEO Statement North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources at 630-637-5757 or

Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional Information Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Keywords: North Central College, Naperville , Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Executive , Naperville, Illinois

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