The Director of Foundation Relations will organize and implement a development program for the targeted cultivation of foundation prospects and is responsible for executing solicitation strategies that address specific needs and areas of excellence within the University. Building and maintaining close working relationships with the department of sponsored programs and other university partners to cultivate and solicit new foundation prospects in accordance to their alignment with K-State research, academic programs and the strategic plans and needs of the University will be key to the success of the Director of Foundation Relations. She/he will lead a collaborative review of existing foundation partnerships held by K-State and the KSU Foundation working with the constituencies to identify opportunities to advance these relationships and develop the strategies to do so. As an experienced team member, the Director of Foundation Relations will be expected to lead by example and offer assistance, mentorship and training in best practices to new or less experienced members of the team.
This position is highly collaborative with other development colleagues, and works closely with university and foundation leadership. This position also requires extensive public contact with high-level alumni, foundation contacts, and volunteers. The Director of Foundation Relations reports to the Associate Vice President of Universitywide Development Programs.
Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Desired Skills & Experience: