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Position summary

The Director of Foundations and Corporations reports to the Vice President and works in consultation with the frontline fundraisers. The Director of Development, Corporate and Foundations is responsible for assisting the frontline fundraising professionals in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors. This position is responsible for sponsorship procurement, grant writing, and stewardship activities to achieve annual fundraising goals. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in corporate and foundation fundraising, as well as strong management skills.

Principal Accountabilities

·         Expand and develop a comprehensive list of corporations and foundation who support educational institutions especially in the Middle East.

·         Support the VP, AVP and the frontline fundraisers for outreach to Corporations and Foundations.

·         Develop and implement comprehensive strategy for corporate fundraising programs and foundation grant procurement

·         Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors from corporations and foundations to support university programs and initiatives

·         Oversee corporate sponsorship opportunities related to events, athletics and other campus activities

·         Manage portfolio of existing corporate and foundation donors; steward relationships to ensure continued support

·         Write grant proposals and reports for submissions to foundation and corporate donors

·         Collaborate with campus partners to gather data and information needed for proposals and reporting

·         Maintain tracking system of all pending and awarded grants and manage grant calendar

·         Represent advancement team in meetings with corporate and foundation donors

·         Develop budgets, set goals and analyze data to enhance fundraising efforts

·         Oversee the corporate and foundation online presence to ensure all content is up to date

·         Ensure that information is updated and saved on the database.

·         Support other tasks as assigned by VP and AVP to ensure effective operations of the wider LAU team

Qualifications and Education Requirements

·         Bachelor degree is required





·         4+ years fundraising experience with proven success in corporate and foundation relations

·         Strong organizational, project management and communication abilities

·         Grant writing experience and familiarity with research databases

·         Proficiency in MS Office and fundraising CRM platforms

Required Skills

·         Exceptional written and verbal English language skills.

·         Exceptional time management, organizational and interpersonal skills with experience of working with and influencing senior staff members

·         Excellent attention to detail and the ability to edit others work

·         Willingness to work evenings and weekends in support of the wider department is required

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

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