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Director, Corporate and Foundation Development

Florida State University Foundation
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job ID: 48487
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 is responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from corporations and foundations in support of fundraising goals and objectives.  The Director will lead a fundraising team, and will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for managing corporate and foundation prospects and solicitation of major/principal gifts. 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

Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive fundraising annual and long-term plan to maximize philanthropic support from corporations and foundations.

Establish goals, monitor progress and manage a CFD fundraising team of 3 development officers and administrative support.

Work closely with internal partners, deans, other university leadership, development officers, faculty and staff to identify key fundraising objectives and priorities, to develop effective fundraising strategy.

Work closely with external partners, volunteers and trustees, to identify key connections and to increase corporate and foundation philanthropy awareness and engagement.

Work closely with the Director of Research and Prospect Management to identify potential corporate and foundation contacts and prospects to strengthen partnerships and build new relationships. 

Internal Relationship Management

Proactively engage deans, other university leadership, and development officers, as appropriate, to ensure an ongoing dialogue regarding corporate and foundation development in support of fundraising objectives and priorities.

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 development officers to provide guidance in effective corporate and foundation development, and provides consistent and collaborative communication.  And develops opportunities to provide individualized and/or group training on the work of corporation and foundation development.

Serve as an effective leader and coach of the CFD staff to ensure success in meeting priorities and goals.

Portfolio Management & Other

Proactively manages a portfolio consisting of donors and prospects in pursuit of obtaining corporate and foundation philanthropic support

Personally cultivate and solicit corporate and foundation prospects in collaboration with volunteers, deans, other university leadership, development officers and faculty members.

Keeps apprised of trends and best practices for corporate and foundation development.

Effectively communicate organization’s mission and represent the organization’s culture to external stakeholders.

Documents activity within the FSU’s Foundation’s database. Protects confidential information. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years of experience related to advancement; 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 and goals.

Excellent communication skills to include effective and persuasive writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.

Ability to facilitate strong communications with colleagues, donors, prospective donors and alumni.

Ability to maintain consistent and positive communication with the Foundation and internal campus partners. A self-starter, comfortable working independently while working well in a team oriented environment, taking the initiative to be productive and efficient.

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

Ability and willingness to travel and work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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

*Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their online application.*


Advanced degree preferred.

Professional demeanor with a teamwork approach and a can-do, assertive philosophy.

Experience with Black Baud’s CRM Platform or other fundraising information management systems/databases preferred.

Securing charitable support from corporations and foundations.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

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

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FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

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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.

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