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Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Seton Hall University
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 17, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Programs, Grant Making
Community Foundations, Education, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the associate vice president for development, the incumbent is responsible for advancing institutional philanthropy through the creative engagement of foundations and corporations with the University. The senior director sets the strategic direction for the expanded office of corporate and foundation relations through a comprehensive annual business planning process and conducts industry research to identify opportunities to leverage broad-scale foundation investment by aligning Seton Hall's priority programs and initiatives with funder guidelines. (S)he works in concert with the AVP for development to identify targets for institutional fundraising efforts (e.g., academic programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, research, etc.) and provides guidance and support to academic leadership in engaging private foundations. This individual is a frontline fundraiser, responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and securing major gifts at the $50,000+ level as well as maintaining a master calendar for renewals and stewardship reports.

(S)he will supervise two Associate Directors, one for Foundation Relations and one for Corporate Relations in their roles within Corporate and Foundation Relations. (S)he will provide oversight, motivate, mentor, and evaluate the associate directors. Develop goals, plans, and performance measures and monitor activity and progress toward their fundraising goals. Work with the associate directors to develop proposals, materials, and other information related to their efforts.

This role also holds responsibility for maintaining a close working relationship with the Office of Grants and Research Services to ensure that all institutional policies and procedures for applying for external grants are upheld. This role also coordinates with Grants Accounting and UA's Gift Processing group to ensure that grants and gifts from corporations and foundations are appropriately acknowledged, receipted, and stewarded

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