Bachelor's degree and five years of professional experience in a development office for corporate and foundation fundraising or closely related field. A successful track record in soliciting and securing major gifts and meeting goals. Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, particularly in the area of corporate fundraising techniques. Demonstrated experience in managing business relationships in a role such as account manager or corporate relations. Broad industry knowledge in major sector such as energy, healthcare, financial, technology, aerospace, etc. Experience needed to deal with high level management in the corporate sector. Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research and experience with online grant submission. Understanding of fundraising fundamentals. Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
Experience working in a corporation or business, with internal knowledge of how companies operate. Experience in a development/fundraising, university, or non-profit environment. Experience in Raiser's Edge or other fundraising database. Ability to gather, research, understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and ability to interact with faculty and staff members across a complex university environment to develop high-quality proposals. Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research and experience with online grant submission. Understanding of fundraising fundamentals. Experience working with corporations to solicit funding. Experience in researching funding opportunities. Experience in writing and submitting proposals.