SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE & FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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OF CORPORATE & FOUNDATION RELATIONS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE &
FOUNDATION RELATIONS Req #: 210829 Department: UW ADVANCEMENT Job
Location: Remote/Hybrid, Seattle Campus Job Location Detail: Hybrid
Eligible - (3 days in Office, 2 Days Telework) Posting Date:
08/08/2022 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is
commensurate with education and experience Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and
work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this
position, click here. ( Please note this job is a above a grade
Priority will be given to applications turned in by August 29th,
2022 As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change
lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW
employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving
skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
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The Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (SDCFR)
will work with the Associate Dean for Advancement, the Dean of the
College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), other college academic leaders
and faculty, volunteers and other Advancement staff to direct and
oversee the solicitation process for corporate and private
foundation gifts and grants in support of the College of Arts &
Sciences and its constituent units. The SDCFR will work proactively
with academic leaders to identify funding opportunities, develop
timely fundraising strategies, and engage and deepen involvement of
corporate and private foundation donors on behalf of both
individual units and programs, and cross-cutting initiatives and
projects. The Senior Director works closely with the UW's Office of
Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Office of Sponsored
Programs, and in collaboration with CAS individual giving team
members when warranted.
The College of Arts & Sciences is at the heart of the University of
Washington. As the UW's largest college, Arts & Sciences produces
more than half of all bachelor's degrees on the Seattle campus. A
third of our 24,000+ students are the first in their families to
attend college. Faculty in our 39 academic departments are
dedicated to helping students think critically, communicate
clearly, and engage diverse perspectives respectfully. In Arts &
Sciences, our discoveries in learning, teaching, and research
engage us with our local, national and global communities - and
with each other.
The SDCFR will have leadership responsibility for developing and
implementing an effective comprehensive strategy to increase
foundation and corporate grant and gift support for the College.
The Senior Director holds primary responsibility for oversight and
coordination of corporate and foundation fundraising efforts across
the College, and will work closely with the Associate Dean for
Advancement, the Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation
Relations, the College Advancement team, and department chairs and
faculty members., as well as the University's Office of Corporate
and Foundation Relations, the Office of Research, the Office of
Sponsored Programs and other university and college-based academic
heads, University Advancement personnel, and administrative staff.
The Director is expected to partner, collaborate, and initiate
appropriate joint funding requests, to involve other units and
programs at UW as appropriate, and to work closely as needed with
counterparts in those units.
--- Manage a portfolio of 50-75 major corporate and foundation gift
prospects using the University's prospect management and tracking
system, with an emphasis on private foundation prospects. Implement
cultivation/solicitation strategies for each Top 25
--- Lead or assist in the preparation of written proposals and
required documentation for top corporate and foundation prospects,
working with appropriate faculty and other academic personnel. Make
proposal presentations to foundations for significant support
($100K+) and/or provide training and support to appropriate
individuals(s) who will make the solicitations.
--- Work with colleagues in the Office of Research, Office of
Sponsored Programs, the College Dean's office and University
Advancement's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to
identify opportunities, lead and/or assist in the timely crafting
and submission of proposals, closely monitor submissions, and
secure corporate and private foundation gifts and grants in support
of College priorities and programs.
--- Teaming with the College's Advancement Services team, establish
and implement stewardship plan for foundation gifts and grants,
ensuring that all gift/grant guidelines and reporting requirements
are met through regular monitoring.
Strategic development and planning
--- Establish annual and long-range goals, objectives and
strategies for the Corporate and Foundation Relations efforts for
the College of Arts & Sciences. Working in tandem with the
Associate Dean for Advancement, provide strategic leadership to the
college dean, divisional deans, department chairs, faculty and
administrators in designing and implementing advancement programs
needed to sustain and increase corporate and foundation
--- Provide responsive and well-informed advice regarding corporate
and foundation funding sources and solicitation strategies to
faculty, colleagues and volunteers.
--- In consultation with the Associate Dean for Advancement,
establish and assess progress toward annual and long-range goals,
objectives and strategies for increasing corporate and foundation
support. Prepare corporate and foundation annual goals and plans to
include in unit's overall annual operating plan, and provide
regular and frequent updates and reports to the Associate Dean for
Program Development and Management
--- Coordinate the participation of the Dean, Divisional Deans,
other university and college academic leaders, administrators,
volunteers and Advancement staff in corporate and foundation
fundraising and stewardship activities.
--- Work with academic leaders and faculty to achieve a strong
understanding of the basic learning, research and outreach efforts
within the College of Arts & Sciences.
--- Work proactively to forge relationships among academic leaders
across disciplines and translate these relationships into
interdisciplinary funding opportunities for corporations and
foundations. Be aware of existing, and identify interdisciplinary
efforts within the College and beyond (including other UW units
and/or external partners) to attract major funding. Identify
corporate and foundation sources of support for the College's
--- Understand and address compliance issues related to corporate
and foundation relations, including conflicts of interest,
classification of gifts and grants, and gift policy. Work with
others to ensure CAS adheres to all relevant regulations, policies
--- Prospect management includes active, ongoing identification of
corporate and foundation prospects, as well as creation and
implementation of engagement, solicitation and stewardship
--- Publicize corporate and foundation funding opportunities to
College faculty, unit heads, and appropriate others including unit
administrators, in collaboration with the CAS Research Office.
--- Travel, as appropriate, to identify and/or qualify new
prospects, present proposals, and steward existing
--- Coordinate, plan, and staff the travel of the Dean, Divisional
Deans, Associate Dean for Advancement, and other faculty members
for visits with prospective and existing corporate and foundation
donors. Oversee the timely scheduling of appointments and
preparation of briefing materials. Manage visits from corporate and
foundation officials, working with the Dean, Divisional Deans,
faculty and other university personnel, as appropriate.
--- Initiate and/or participate in the development of policies,
procedures, and best practices related to the Advancement program,
marketing materials for corporate and foundation relations
activities, and cultivation and stewardship events. Seek
appropriate training opportunities; encourage unit corporate and
foundation relations staff to pursue continuing education
opportunities; and provide training to faculty, staff and
volunteers on corporate and foundation fundraising.
--- Assist the Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation
Relations in building and managing their portfolio.
--- Other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement.
This position supervises the College's Assistant Director for
Corporate and Foundation Relations, and receives administrative
support from the Administrative Assistant for the Advancement
Services and CFR teams. The Senior Director will manage and direct
the collaborative efforts of faculty and staff colleagues with
respect to corporate and foundation donors and prospective
Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and
empathetically in interactions with others and prioritizes an
accessible and transparent style in all forms of communication,
i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive and
productive relationships and actively contributes as a member of
working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals,
objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing
the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information
effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions
based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor,
openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external
pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical
guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes
to the UW's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
People Builder: Committed to developing others to become
Driving Results: Effectively communicates objectives and guides
direct reports and team members to make decisions and achieve
Organizational Planning: Develops and manages comprehensive team
goals and measures team progress while balancing short-term and
long-term priorities that are consistent with the organization's
mission, priorities and goals.
Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and
disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages
conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best
interests of the organization in mind.
Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong
relationships with donors and friends.
Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.
Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans
that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and
Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences
through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees
every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
Visioning: Anticipates emerging trends and issues and develops a
clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative
energy of the organization in alignment with the organization's
mission, vision, and values.
Organizational acumen: Analyzes a situation, balances reason and
the interest of others, and acts in a decisive, timely and
appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's
values, goals and mission to achieve success.
Selflessness: Demonstrates ambition first and foremost for the
organization and concern for its success rather than for one's own
Professional will/fearlessness: Displays an inner intensity and
dedication to making everything the best that it can be. Shows
resolve and determination to make the organization great.
Focused on organizational sustainability: Communicates
uncompromising desire to make the organization even more successful
in the next generation.
Bachelor's Degree and Minimum of seven years of experience in
institutional advancement, with an emphasis on securing major gifts
and grants of $100,000 or more from corporations and private
foundations, preferably in a college or university setting.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- Demonstrated success in identifying, securing foundation
--- Ability to understand and articulate academic values and
priorities, and work collaboratively with faculty, administration,
foundation representatives and students/alumni.
--- Strong project management and team leadership experience.
--- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team,
problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple
projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic,
deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional
--- Superior writing and editing ability. Poised, professional
manner, outstanding verbal skills, and the ability to write
concisely and persuasively.
--- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both
independently and as part of a team.
--- Ability to travel periodically, including some overnight travel
and evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited
--- Experience working effectively with academic leadership,
faculty and other executive-level positions.
--- Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement
--- Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on
short or limited notice.
--- Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel
and willing to travel when necessary.
--- Some local and national travel expected.
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