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Director of Foundation Relations

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Description:As a Certified Great Place to Work, organizational culture and employee engagement is important to us. We strive to harness your talents and build upon your strengths. We offer resources for professional growth so team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive. Work alongside passionate, caring and talented people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.We are seeking a Director of Foundation Relations to join our team! This position is responsible for organizing, planning, and managing foundation giving. The Director focuses on the identification, stewardship, and solicitation of major foundation donors, with an emphasis on regional and national foundations. They work closely and collaboratively with all stakeholders to enhance the support for Kansas State University's strategic priorities. Current or previous work experience fundraising with regional and national foundations is required.A day in the life of a Foundation Relations Officer could be:Execute the strategic plan for growing private foundation support.Identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation prospects for the institution's strategic priorities.Develop strong working relationships with research faculty and potential donors.Provide grant writing support to assist in proposal submission to strategically identified foundations and corporations.Collaborate with internal partners to build educational marketing and communication materials that illustrate giving opportunities for potential foundation benefactors.Requirements:Bachelor's degree5+ years professional experience in metrics focused positions requiring measurable output and relationship building with regional and national foundationsProven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse client baseExperience calling, conducting face-to-face appointments, managing relationships, creating, and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client/donor relationship or sales-related activitiesDemonstrated communications and interpersonal skills focused on engaged listening, and success working in a team settingA valid motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving recordWhat we want:Strong track record with major grantsAbility to prioritize and organize sophisticated projects and plans to deliver resultsAbility to meet timelines and follow through on projectsSolid understanding of development techniques and systems based on previous experienceDriven and hard workingPassion and enthusiasm for the University and mission of the FoundationCommitment to Inclusion & Belonging:The Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating anenvironment that is inclusive and draws upon the strength of the diverse backgrounds and personal experiencesof our team.Employees cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable work environment that allows everyoneto feel connected to the organization's mission and contribute to their full potential.Travel:Significant travel requiredWork location:Manhattan, KansasWhy work at Kansas State University Foundation?A strengths-based, engagement-focused and performance-oriented cultureA work environment that embraces flexibility inside of a frameworkMission-driven work that changes the lives of people around the worldCompetitive benefits package including health, dental, company paid life insurance, and a variety of voluntary benefits403(b) retirement plan with 10% company contributionCompany paid HSA contributionsPaid leave including vacation, sick, personal and volunteer6 weeks of paid parental leavePaid holidaysTuition and certification assistancePaid, ongoing learning and development opportunitiesAccess to extensive online library of technical and soft skill courses through LinkedIn Learning$300 annual wellness program reimbursementEAP (Employee Assistance Program)Adoption assistance programAn onsite 24/7 access fitness center

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