The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Director Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator, with the UNLV Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement (R0119114)
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Vice President for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement/ President, UNLV Foundation, the Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations serves the UNLV campus as the primary conduit of relationships with corporations and foundations. The Senior Director is responsible for engaging with and supporting faculty, program directors, deans and other campus leaders to secure funding from foundations and corporations for University initiative and programs. The Senior Director develops and manages relationships with internal campus partners and with foundations and corporations; supports faculty and campus leaders on proposals, letters of intent/interest, concept papers and reports; researches funding opportunities; collaborates with development colleagues to identify potential projects for funding; and manages the corporate and foundation relations pipeline and calendar of activities. The Senior Director coordinates corporate and foundation relations activities across the institution and ensures visits to campus by institutional donors are well planned and executed.
The Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations will lead a Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team that serves the entire UNLV campus and supports the overall goals of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.
The ideal candidate will set and meet departmental goals and create and implement tracking and reporting structures to assess department achievement. The Senior Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations will work with the Associate Vice President to research, identify, and set strategies for new prospective institutional donors.
The Senior Director will manage their own portfolio of top prospects through the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycles. The Senior Director will develop and cultivate key relationships with potential new corporate and foundation partners; develop proposals, project descriptions, case statements, briefings, profiles, and other materials for staff and faculty involved in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects.
The Senior Director will meet regularly with members of the faculty, academic administration, and other key institutional leaders to stay informed of institutional priorities, and to identify and respond to opportunities for increasing corporate and foundation engagement and support. The Senior Director will maintain and strengthen communications with campus partners, such as the Office of Research & Economic Development and the UNLV Research Foundation
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with five to seven years of experience in corporate and foundation relations at a complex research university or comparable institution and a minimum of two years of supervisory / management experience..
Preference will be given to candidates with corporate and foundation relations experience, particularly within a complex research university environment or a college. Foundation management background, corporate engagement, or a similar area; demonstrated team collaboration and facilitation, organization, and project management skills. Prior experience in proactively developing corporations and foundations to secure funds for a large complex research university is preferred and highly desirable. Managerial skills and experience. Ability to understand and communicate technical, scientific, and educational activities essential. Demonstraed effective written and verbal communication skills, including the proven ability to conceive, develop, and write proposals that result in action. Must be team-oriented, self-directed, and able to effectively manage priorities and projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques.
Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development.
Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.
Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives.
Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
Demonstrated record of success in generating significant commitments from corporations, foundations.
A team player who demonstrates sound judgment and appreciates cultural and intellectual diversity.
Familiarity with fundraising CRM such as Raiser’s Edge NXT
Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on Dec 2, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.