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Director of Advancement, Corporate and Foundation Relations
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 18, 2019
Title Director of Advancement, Corporate and Foundation Relations
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department University Advancement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Under the general direction of the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations ("Director") is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major corporate and foundation prospects in support of priority programs and research efforts. The Director’s efforts will be focused on an assigned portfolio of schools/units, designated university initiatives, and cross-disciplinary projects as needed. The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with university partners (faculty, administrators, university leadership), develop strategic, coordinated, long-term, multi-faceted relationships with major corporate and foundation prospects (both local and national/international) on behalf of the university
  • Devise and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of corporate and foundation gifts at a minimum level of $50,000 (annual) or $100,000 (multi-year), including researching funding sources and preparing and submitting letters of intent, full grant proposals, budgets and post-award reports
  • Achieve annually identified visit, proposal and commitment goals in addition to other key metrics outlined in an annual performance program
  • Work proactively with UB faculty, staff, administration and advancement colleagues on the identification of fundable programmatic initiatives, and to advance priority programs

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