Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has an opening for an Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and is seeking a highly experienced, motivated and energetic individual to join its Development team. As the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. We are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. Our students are bright, bold, unconventional thinkers and our campus culture typifies the ultimate public university experience with diverse students and deep community engagement.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a senior fundraising officer responsible for all phases of planning, operation and management of a campus-wide program for promoting, developing and increasing corporate and foundation support for the University’s academic and campaign priorities. This encompasses management of staff; strategic thinking; proposal development and submission; prospect management; capacity building and pipeline work; managing relationships with corporate and foundation officers; working with campus and academic leadership, school, college and unit Directors of Development and faculty members. This position will work closely with the Office of Research and Engagement and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, six or more years of fundraising or related experience within a corporate or foundation setting; proposal development experience preferred; experience working with both senior level officers and volunteers; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills; ability to analyze and mange competing priorities in a complex environment; management experience with demonstrated leadership abilities; ability and willingness to travel; knowledge of prospect management systems and fundraising software preferred.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To be considered for the position, please submit a resume and letter of application here.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.