The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer assists the Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations with maintaining all corporate and foundation philanthropic contacts. This position ensures that GCU achieves its fundraising goals by developing, managing and nurturing new and existing corporate and foundation relationships. The Officer will execute and measure the success of a comprehensive fundraising strategy and will solicit multi-year commitments from corporations, businesses, and foundations. This position will effectively collaborate with other GCU team members to maximize contributions to GCU. This person will ensure proper and timely recognition of donors and ongoing stewardship, as well as safeguard accurate records and donor information within GCU database - Raisers Edge.
Under the direction of the Director, this position will manage a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining corporate and foundation monetary support.
Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends in order to evaluate, cultivate and solicit four-, five- and six figure philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the University.
Advise faculty, administrators, and staff on corporate and foundation areas of interest, cultivation of corporate and foundations special requirements in the development and presentation of proposals.
Develop highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation prospects and leverage diverse corporate and foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with University goals.
Maintain a robust schedule of visits/contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.
Work closely with Alumni Relations staff, development directors, and other university representatives to create opportunities to build awareness among corporate and foundation constituencies in order to build and significantly expand positive fund-raising relationships. Identify key alumni within corporations/foundation and review corporate profiles that suggest potential relationships because of common interests.
Steward assigned prospects and document activities in Raisers Edge database.
Conduct research on corporate and foundation donors and prospects, prepare comprehensive profiles and briefing materials for donor calls and visits, and manage all correspondence with prospects and major donors.
Write succinct and compelling emails, letters, proposals, reports, memos, and presentations that generate positive responses.
Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice, and service in all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Includes evening and weekend work.
Includes travel locally, regionally, and nationally.
Stay current on trends and innovations in higher education through reading and professional development activities, and share this knowledge with colleagues in Institutional Advancement.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum of one to two years' experience directly soliciting corporate and foundation prospects in a sophisticated fund-raising environment. Particular interest in candidates with experience in 4 year College/University, healthcare or a combination thereof.
A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivation, soliciting, and servicing as a steward
of corporations in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
Experience achieving aggressive cultivation, contact and proposal submission goals leading to securing six and seven figure gifts.
Innovative thinker with discernable capability of transforming strategic thinking into action plans and results.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superior project management and organizational skills
Strong written and verbal skills, creativity, energy, and enthusiasm to develop core messages and strategies to increase participation in giving programs
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, donors, alumni and students
Goal-oriented work ethic
Ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and work and/or lead teams in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency in segmentation strategies and reporting and MS Office. Experience with Raisers Edge or other CRM preferred
Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality
Ability to represent the Advancement department professionally.
Frequent travel may be required.
Internal Number: 112565
About Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum th...at is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.