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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS Req #: 216480 Department: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/ ADVANCEMENT Job Location: Seattle Campus Job Location Detail: Hybrid Eligible - (3 days in Office, 2 Days Telework) Posting Date: 01/05/2023 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $7,917 to $8,334 per month Other Compensation: 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.

Priority will be given to applications received by January 24, 2023 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 world.

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 natural beauty.

For the University of Washington (UW) to be the greatest public university in the world as measured by our impact, the UW and University Advancement (UA) must weave equity and anti-racism into everything we do. Becoming a more equitable organization starts with us, and focusing on groups that have been excluded and under-engaged will lead to better outcomes for our whole community. Ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are natural outcomes of our activities will require us to state our values, live by those values and work toward our vision every day. To sustain our efforts, we have defined a path forward with our values clearly articulated and shared throughout the organization. We invite you, our community, to walk with us, share feedback and engage as we do our part in the University-wide effort to create a more just and equitable world.

To learn more click here.

University Advancement is committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcomed and valued. We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where our employees and students work and live.

The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Corporate & Foundation Relations.

If you like building partnerships that lead to global impact, come join our Corporate and Foundation Relations team at the College of Engineering. We help lead dynamic, cutting edge public-private-partnerships that create lasting impact for our students, faculty, and research.

The College of Engineering develops outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world. At the College, we are driven by our strategic plan, "Engineering for Excellence for the Public Good". which aims to improve the quality of life for all. We believe the answer starts with an inclusive engineering student experience grounded in technical excellence. We invite our local and global industry community to join us in creating solutions for society's greatest challenges.


Frontline Fundraising

Work proactively on behalf of the College of Engineering to form beneficial corporate partnerships that result in gift and grant funding. Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation gift and grant prospects using the University's prospect management and tracking system.

Identify corporate and foundation gift and grant prospects and implement a cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan for corporate and foundation donors, strategically aligning this effort with UW's Corporate and Foundation Relations Office, the College of Engineering's stewardship staff and central UW donor relations and marketing activities.

Publicize funding opportunities with corporations to College faculty. Cultivation and stewardship efforts will be designed to strengthen institutional relationships as well as ensure adherence to gift and grant guidelines and reporting requirements.

Make proposal presentations to corporations and foundations for significant support ($25K+ focus) and/or provide training and support to appropriate individuals who will make the solicitations.

Prepare written proposals and information materials to secure support.

Work proactively and collaboratively with the University's central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure that corporate and foundation Request for Proposals are handled effectively and efficiently.

Work with academic leaders and faculty to prepare proposals to best match interests and requirements of corporations. Provide responsive and well-informed advice regarding corporate funding sources and solicitation strategies to faculty, colleagues and volunteers.

Travel to corporate and foundation offices to represent the College for the purpose of identifying prospective partners, presenting proposals and/or stewarding existing relationships. Plan and staff the Dean or other faculty members' travel by determining appropriate appointments, securing appointments and overseeing the preparation of briefing materials.

Develop itineraries, goals and briefing materials for corporate and foundation visits involving the Dean, faculty and other University personnel.

Participate cooperatively in the University's prospect management and tracking system, filing informative and timely contact reports.

Identify, recruit and staff volunteers to assist cultivation and solicitation.

In consultation with the Sr. Director, establish annual goals, objectives and strategies.

Participate in assessing progress toward goals. Prepare annual operating plan and submit regular reports to the Sr. Director.

Participate in the development of policies and procedures related to the advancement program, marketing materials for corporate relations activities and cultivation and stewardship events.

Program Development and Management

Assist in developing an annual plan, including goals, objectives and strategies.

Provide strategic leadership and guidance to department chairs, faculty and administrators in designing and implementing strategies and advancement programs needed to sustain and increase corporate support.

Coordinate the participation of the Dean, academic leaders, administrators, volunteers and advancement staff in corporate fundraising activities.

Advocate for college priorities that would attract major funding and work proactively to forge relationships among academic leaders across disciplines to develop funding opportunities.

Understand and help address compliance issues related to corporate relations, including conflict of interest, classification of gifts and grants, and gift policy, and work with others to ensure CFR adheres to all relevant regulations, policies and procedures.

Conduct training opportunities to staff and volunteers on corporate development.

Assume management of special projects assigned by the Sr. Director.

Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Ability to understand and articulate academic values and priorities, and work collaboratively with faculty, administration, corporate representatives and students/alumni.

Strong project management and team leadership experience.

Demonstrated ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust while aligning the donor's passions and goals with the institution.

Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities.

Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees differences as an opportunity for growth and change.

Proficiency using PC computers. Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.


Demonstrated success in identifying, personally securing corporate gifts/grants.

Experience working in an engineering or science-focused setting. Experience in a higher-education setting.

Grant-writing experience.

Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.


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.

Frequent local travel expected.

The College of Engineering supports a flexible work environment. This position could support a hybrid work schedule in accordance with specific business needs.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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