Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Company: North Central College
Posted on: September 17, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5. Ability to develop corporate fundraising metrics and maintain
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
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
covid.northcentralcollege.edu/health 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
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