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Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
University of San Francisco


Date Posted Apr. 22, 2019
Title Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
 
 


Job Title:
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco (USF) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a tremendously diverse student and faculty population and a global perspective. Established as San Francisco's first institution of higher education in 1855, the University is deeply embedded in the intellectual, spriritual, and cultural life of one of the most innovative, diverse and dynamic cities in the world. USF presently serves over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in Arts and Sciences, Education, Law, Management and Nursing and Health Professions and has over 1,200 faculty members.

USF is frequently recognized for its community engagement, public service, and contribution to the common good. The University has been listed for eight straight years on the Higher Education Community Services Honor Roll. USF is one of the top twenty on Forbes' list of the most entrepreneurial universities and is tied for No. 2 in the nation for undergraduate student ethnic diversity, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report. It is also listed as a Tier One National University in the 2017 U.S News & World Report.

The University of San Francisco (USF) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a tremendously diverse student and faculty population and a global perspective. Established as San Francisco's first institution of higher education in 1855, the University is deeply embedded in the intellectual, spriritual, and cultural life of one of the most innovative, diverse and dynamic cities in the world. USF presently serves over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in Arts and Sciences, Education, Law, Management and Nursing and Health Professions and has over 1,200 faculty members.

USF is frequently recognized for its community engagement, public service, and contribution to the common good. The University has been listed for eight straight years on the Higher Education Community Services Honor Roll. USF is one of the top twenty on Forbes' list of the most entrepreneurial universities and is tied for No. 2 in the nation for undergraduate student ethnic diversity, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report. It is also listed as a Tier One National University in the 2017 U.S News & World Report.

In addition to its campus in San Francisco, USF has a long, distinguished history of providing educational opportunities through its branch campuses located in Sacramento, Santa Rosa, downtown San Francisco, Orange County, San Jose and Pleasanton. Online degree programs are available in a growing number of fields.

Full Job Description:
Position Summary:
USF is committed to raise $300 million by 2022 in the largest campaign in its history. Key priorities include: scholarship funding including a new program for African American students; expanding and revitalizing campus buildings including housing, athletics and science; and faculty and academic support. We anticipate that success in the campaign will come in part from Corporate and Foundation donors. The Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will play an integral role in this process at an exciting time in the school's evolution.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Development (AVP), the Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations supports the work of the AVP, while managing his/her own portfolio of donors and prospects at the University of San Francisco.

Responsibilities
Key duties and responsibilities for this role include:
  • Work with Development leadership, colleagues and faculty to develop and submit grant proposals, concept papers, letters of intent, supporting materials and other correspondence as appropriate. This will involve independent sourcing of funding opportunities, assessment of proposals provided by others, and decision-making regarding which proposals will be pursued.
  • Actively identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 40-60 prospects capable of making gifts of $50,000+ with a goal of $750,000 in year one;
  • This includes qualifying new foundations, family foundations and corporate prospects; develop ongoing relationships with those prospects, as well as internally with stakeholders who can support deepening of those relationships.
  • In partnership with the AVP and other Development staff, host donor visits to campus to tour facilities and/or meet scholarship recipients; Create briefing documents for donor visits or site visits to campus.
  • Prepare and submit timely acknowledgements and program status reports to donors.
  • Participate in prospect clearance procedures in conjunction with the AVP.
  • Work with research associate and CFR team to proactively identify potential grant opportunities and communicate these to appropriate administrators, faculty, and program directors.
  • Work with Stewardship/Events team to support stewardship events.
  • Act as the main liaison with the university's Office of Contracts & Grants and the Data Institute.
  • Build and maintain amicable relationships with University departments and centers, particularly Financial Aid and Accounting and Business Services.
  • Act as a representative of the University and its interests in external forums and donor meetings.


Qualifications/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Five to seven years' experience in development, preferably with a focus in cultivating and soliciting funding from institutions.
  • Highest level of written and organizational skills required.
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, both inside and outside the University, and the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships.
  • Experience managing a grant from initial contact to the reporting phase.
  • Maintain positive, calm attitude while working on deadline.
  • Ability to work autonomously, while also fully participating and functioning in a team environment.
  • Fundraising in a college setting preferred.


Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Pay Rate:
Salary

To apply, visit https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Associate-Director-of-Corporate-and-Foundation-Relations_R0001060.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.

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