Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position under the Managment Personeel Plan (MPP) available on or after August 5, 2024 in University Advancement.

      The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations plays a crucial role in securing financial support, building strategic partnerships, and advancing the mission and impact of the organization through effective corporate and foundation engagement.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Develop and implement strategies to engage corporate partners and foundations in alignment with the organization's goals and priorities.
      • Build and maintain relationships with corporate executives, foundation representatives, and key stakeholders to foster partnerships and secure financial support.
      • Lead efforts to solicit major gifts, grants, sponsorships, and donations from corporate and foundation sources to support the organization's mission and programs.
      • Collaborate with programmatic teams to create compelling funding proposals and grant applications that align with the interests and priorities of corporate and foundation donors.
      • Ensure proper stewardship of existing corporate and foundation relationships, including acknowledgment, recognition, and reporting on the impact of their support.
      • Represent the organization at networking events, conferences, and meetings to identify new funding opportunities, cultivate relationships, and promote the organization's work.
      • Work closely with internal teams, such as development, communications, and program management, to align fundraising efforts with organizational strategies and priorities.
      • Conduct prospect research to identify potential corporate and foundation partners, assess their philanthropic priorities, and tailor engagement strategies accordingly.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as nonprofit management, business administration, marketing, communications, or a related area.

      Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in fundraising, development, or related roles within the nonprofit sector, preferably with a focus on corporate and foundation relations.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Master's degree in nonprofit management, business administration, fundraising, or a related field.
      • Possession of relevant certifications such as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) can indicate a commitment to professional development and expertise in fundraising practices.
      • Experience in leading teams or managing fundraising initiatives.
      • Skilled in using Raisers Edge NXT.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Exceptional customer service skills, demonstrating diplomacy and professionalism.
      • Proficient in handling diverse interpersonal situations with tact and diplomacy, resolving conflicts effectively.
      • Proven ability to promote communication and teamwork in a positive work environment, fostering relationships within a diverse population.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a clear and concise communication style.
      • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
      • Familiarity with University Advancement strategies, policies, and procedures.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Excellent organizational and time management abilities, prioritizing tasks effectively.
      • Proficiency in various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, and email.
    • Special Conditions

      • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.
      • Ability to travel to off campus sites to attend meetings and events.
    • License or Certifications

      • Valid California Driver’s License or ability to obtain one upon hire.
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $7,833 - $8,750 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist.
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: M80/MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2024. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

      The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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