Director of Corporate Relations


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe Director of Corporate Relations works closely with the Executive Director and Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team, and campus colleagues to develop and implement strategies for corporate support vis-a-vis Syracuses strengths, priorities and the Academic Strategic Plan. S/he identifies and solicits a portfolio of complex and diverse corporate prospects for research, philanthropic and other support and provides quality stewardship to promote long-term relationships with the University. The Director reports to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.QualificationsBachelors degree; advanced degree preferred.A minimum of 10 years of successful and progressive experience in major gift fund-raising, preferably in a college setting.Candidates with solid fund-raising experience in non-academic organizations or comparable professional experience that demonstrate an aggressive and successful track record of identifying and cultivating prospects and closing solicitations are also encouraged.A valid drivers license is required.Job Specific QualificationsExcellent verbal/written communication skills, demonstrated marketing/fund-raising/revenue-generating skills and outstanding public relations, networking skills and a strong work ethic are essential.Must be able/willing to travel.ResponsibilitiesInitiate and manage proposals and solicitations to corporations for complex inter-institutional and cross disciplinary initiatives.Manage a dynamic portfolio of 25-30 key corporate prospects and secure new levels of institutional support and engagement through grants, sponsored research, recruitment, philanthropy, curriculum support, corporate executive participation, in-kind support, joint approaches to funding sources and the like. This portfolio includes C-suite executives, executive board members and/or corporate CFO/CEOs.Serve as the single focal point of contact for the needs of university corporate partners and facilitate the necessary connections on campus to maximize partner benefits. Move corporate partners along a continuum of engagement ranging from a single point of engagement to a strategic partnership, as appropriate, to broaden and deepen relationships and generate resources for the University. These campus connections include direct work with Deans, distinguished researchers and includes the Provost.Gain on-going knowledge of university priorities and corporate interests to identify potential prospects for funding. Provide recommendations and implement strategies for prospect funding. Ensure accurate record keeping in the University CRM (CITRUS) including documenting plans and opportunities (e.g. solicitations).Assist faculty, deans and other internal constituents with corporate strategies, project development, proposal submission, and stewardship methods.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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