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Assistant Development Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant Development Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations Location: University Development Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 605198 Workplace CultureNAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We-faculty, staff, and administrators-thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.Immigration Suppt/SponsorshipNAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.Job DescriptionThis position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.General Statement of Duties: This position reports to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations within the Central Advancement Office and works to help advance and increase philanthropic funding from corporations and foundations to Northern Arizona University, and to enhance relationships with internal NAU and external organizational partners. Primary responsibilities include researching potential partnership connections that enhance student opportunities, academic programs, and faculty research, as well as preparing and submitting funding applications and proposals to corporations, private foundations, and family foundations. This position is responsible for ensuring stewardship and reporting requirements regarding progress updates and funds utilized for funded projects.Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and grow a portfolio of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) prospects, and manage portfolio through all phases of development process: discovery/assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
  • Collaborate with unit-based Development Officers, faculty, deans and university leadership to develop foundation and corporate proposals at the major gifts level of$25K+;
  • Develop effective application materials, proposals, case statements, conceptual plans, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, progress and stewardship reports, and other corporate and foundation communications;
  • In consultation with development officers proactively assist deans and faculty in creating effective funding strategies focused on corporate prospects, leveraging existing corporate relationships across NAU;
  • Research and analyze information and data for proposal development; create customized budgets and develop project summaries for use with funding prospects and in grant reporting;
  • Maintain active calendar and tracking system for CFR funding opportunities, submission and reporting deadlines;
  • Prepare presentations and other written materials for events related to donors and prospects;
  • Create and manage a dynamic CFR presence on NAU/NAU Foundation web portals, providing resources and information to NAU faculty and staff, including potential foundation and corporate funders, institutional information, research and resource tools, services, and best practices;
  • Develop and manage university-wide CFR funding alerts, including RFPs, for electronic dissemination via deans and office of vice president for research;
  • Interface with Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission and administration of philanthropic support for research activity to ensure seamless submission, tracking, reporting and stewardship;
  • Support workshops and trainings across University on Corporate and Foundation Relations, proposal/program/project concept development;
  • Works within existing standards to promote team/organizational effectiveness.Minimum Qualifications
    • A Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or related field.
    • Three (3) to five (5) years of successful work experience in developing proposals for foundation and/or corporate fundraising; or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
    • Two (2) to five (5) years of management or supervisory experience.Preferred Qualifications
      • Master's degree or PhD in communications, marketing, or related field.
      • Experience in higher education fundraising and/or a fundraising in a complex organization.
      • Experience working with the Arizona business community.Knowledge, Skills, & AbilitiesKnowledge
        • Advanced knowledge of practices, developments and techniques used in university development.
        • Knowledge of university development industry trends in higher education.
        • Knowledge of current/effective management tactics and practices.
        • Excellent writing, prospect research, and communication capabilities.
        • Understanding of and appreciation for strategic priorities of foundations and corporations and how they relate to NAU priorities.
        • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills in large groups as well as with individuals.
        • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and complete them in a timely manner.
        • Self-motivated, capable of working independently, can set and consistently achieve goals.
        • Familiarity with and demonstrated ability to use appropriate business software applications.
        • Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations.Skills
          • Project management skills.
          • Conflict resolution and customer service skills.
          • Planning, organizing, directing, and facilitating skills.Abilities
            • Coordinates team members and allocates tasks.
            • Communicates effectively.
            • Manages relationships.
            • Analyzes complex situations and anticipates issues.
            • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.Background InformationThis position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.SalaryCommensurate with experience.**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.FLSA StatusThis position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.BenefitsThis is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the . NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to .Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. Learning and DevelopmentYour career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. Application DeadlineFebruary 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.Equal Employment OpportunityNorthern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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