Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations-(17001613)
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations works with external associations, corporations, and foundations to identify their interests and needs with respect to interacting with Tufts University, and facilitates dialogues and discussions with administration, faculty and staff in all schools to maximize a mutually beneficial partnership in which both organizations realize their objectives. The Office is the primary university resource responsible for philanthropic and other relationships with outside organizations that yield assets to the University to further the mission of education, research and training. The CFR office maintains a presence on all three Tufts campuses. The primary office for this position will be in Medford, MA.
Reporting to the Senior Director of CFR, this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects for support to educational and research programs, with a principal focus on the Tufts University School of Engineering. The Associate Director will be expected to maintain a consistent level of 70+ relationships with external organizations, regional, national and international, with the anticipation of raising significant resources for the University. S/he will identify appropriate corporate and foundation prospects for priority and strategic projects and programs and work effectively with faculty and administrators in the development and submission of proposals. S/he will maintain ongoing communication with academic staff, and CFR colleagues and will work in close collaboration with the Senior Director for Development at the School of Engineering. The Associate Director will work as a key member of a multi-faceted team of CFR resources focused on the University's campaign and academic strategic priorities. The Associate Director will be expected to collaborate closely with CFR colleagues supporting medical and life science faculty at the Tufts Boston campus and Grafton Campus. A CFR office at 75 Kneeland Street Boston will be available for occasional full-day work at that location.
5-7 years fundraising, technology transfer, business development, or Corporate Alliance experience, preferably in higher education.
Tangible experience in effective interactions with internal and external constituencies to advance organizational objectives is essential.
Must have knowledge of institutional advancement, corporate and foundation relationship management, as well as techniques of corporate and foundation donor cultivation and solicitation.
Experience writing and managing independent proposals and developing solicitation strategies is essential.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of computer based data and tracking systems for donor giving and prospect management.
Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Routine, largely domestic travel is required.
Advanced degree preferred. Degree in a scientific area is a plus.
Prior corporate or fundraising experience in technical environment is preferred.
Experience with complex databases is preferred.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Travel required, irregular work schedule.