Director, Corporate & Foundation Development

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

Job ID: 47846
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular

FSU Foundation


Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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The Director of Corporate and Foundation Development creates, directs, plans and implements programs for corporate and foundation development. As a key member of the Central Development team, the Director plays a significant role in the Foundation’s short-term and long-range plan to build and strengthen core fundraising services and activities.

Corporate and Foundation Development Management

Set goals, monitor progress and manage a CFD fundraising team of 3 development officers and administrative support. Develop and implement a rolling three-year plan to leverage CFD resources to create positive short and long term impact. Work closely with the Director of Research and Prospect Management to identify potential foundation and corporate contacts focusing on alumni/friends employed at middle management or higher positions within the corporate/business sectors.

Internal Relationship Management

Provide a concierge approach for each college to maximize the CFD return of investment to FSU given the finite resources available. Proactively engage deans and other university leadership as appropriate to ensure an ongoing dialogue regarding corporate and foundation development. Work closely with the University Vice President for Research to assure that the Office of Research is aware of corporate and foundation donors to the FSU Foundation whose philanthropy may impact the Office of Research, and to collaborate on opportunities which may engage the FSU Foundation and the Office of Research. Work closely with constituent fundraising staff to provide guidance in effective corporate and foundation development. Effectively communicate organization’s mission and represent the organization’s culture to external stakeholders. Serve as an effective leader and coach, assuring that the Corporate and Foundation Development staff are professional in all areas of their responsibilities.

Portfolio Management & Other

Personally cultivate and solicit corporate and foundation prospects in collaboration with volunteers, deans, development officers and faculty members. Protects confidential information. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to ten years. (Note: post-high school education may substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Experience in leading and mentoring a team.

Commitment to best practices of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Detail oriented and organized with an ability to meet deadlines.

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), or equivalent software.

Ability to function independently while working well in a ‘team oriented” environment, taking the initiative to be productive and efficient.

Ability to maintain consistent and positive communication with the Foundation.

Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously and accurately in a detail-oriented environment.

*Applicants must upload a resume with their online application.*


Securing charitable support from corporations and foundations.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

The hiring committee will review applications as received.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.