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Assistant Director of Development Foundation and Corporate Relations

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, please apply by 7/30/2017, 11:59pm with a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Director of Development Foundation and Corporate Relations
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700533AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 - $60,000
Desired Start Date 08/28/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/30/2017
Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University (CSU) is a premier public research university with world-class programs in education, research, and outreach. CSU’s standing among universities is increasingly recognized in numerous national rankings and for many years and has been the school of choice for Colorado with a long-standing legacy of attracting the best and brightest students nationally and internationally. As a land-grant University for the 21st century, CSU is addressing and solving the great global challenges of our time.
The College of Natural Sciences encompasses eight departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics. Approximately 4,000 students pursue undergraduate degrees through twelve fields of study. An additional 700 students are obtaining M.S.- and Ph.D.-level education in each of our departments under the direction of college faculty. The college is home to five University Distinguished Professors and one University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate and Research Program, Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Statistics, and High Energy Physics and Particle Astrophysics Group are designated as University Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence. True to the land-grant mission, the College of Natural Sciences balances strong research with excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and meaningful outreach to society. Read more at:

Position Summary

The College of Natural Sciences Office of the Dean invites applicants to fill a full-time position of Assistant Director of Development for Foundation and Corporate Relations (ADoD FCR) with a start date of August 28, 2017 or earlier.
The ADoD FCR is a 12-month, regular administrative professional appointment. As a member of the College of Natural Sciences team, the ADoD FCR is primarily responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of current and new prospects with interests in the departments and programs and facilities within the College of Natural Sciences. Responsibilities include coordinating the identification, strategic cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and other activities related to seeking corporate and foundation investments as well as individual donations in the College and the University. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development for the College of Natural Sciences (EDoD CNS).

Required Job Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of three years of experience in grant writing, fundraising or administration in higher education or similar organization
• Must have the ability to conduct overnight business trips.
• Willingness to travel and work non-standard hours

Preferred Job Qualifications

1. Knowledge of typical university organization and its academic and administrative policies and procedures
2. Corporate identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship experience
3. Foundation identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship experience
4. Understanding and passion for the sciences
5. Well-developed written communication
6. Major gift fundraising experience

Diversity Statement

•Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

•Reflecting college and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Frontline Fundraising

Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for new and previously identified local and national corporate, foundation and individual prospects, working in collaboration with other staff in Corporate and Foundation Relations to shape and implement strategies.

Participate actively in the identification of funding opportunities provided by private foundations to bring key, high priority initiatives to the attention of the College faculty, dean, and other leaders.

Secure funding for CNS new and renovated facilities, research, and outreach programs.

Plan and implement all development activities concerning identified prospects—i.e., moves management plans, executive summaries, preparation of proposals, arranging for staff and faculty visits with prospective donors, etc. Ensure effective and efficient use of administrator and faculty time.

As a representative of the College, travel to meet prospects for the purpose of effective, coordinated, and efficient cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; when needed, travel with the dean, associate dean for research, department chairs, or EDoD for CNS.

Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Event Management

Plan, organize, and execute cultivation and stewardship events including, but not limited to, corporate events at CSU and corporate facilities, Scholarship Luncheon, Emeritus Faculty Breakfast, and CNS Faculty and Staff Donor Reception.

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Communications

Write all communications associated with College-wide corporation and foundation solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship.

Write correspondence between Dean of the College of Natural Sciences to high level corporations and foundations.

Prepare documents such as budgets, scientific work plans, and research proposals. In consultation with other affected units at the University, ensure that the documents align with the policies and procedures set by the University.

Utilizing a thorough understanding of the College’s priorities, build productive relationships with faculty and other staff at CSU to successfully identify leading scientific research being performed in the College.

Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals, provide statistical reports, and suggest/request appropriate research for individual/group, corporation, and foundation prospects. Prepare and monitor acknowledgments for all gifts received through the Offices of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Donor Relations.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Supervision

Supervise and mentor Development Assistant, assigning tasks and goals associated with Development Assistant’s job description.

Train Development Assistant in College of Natural Sciences Development office procedures and etiquette

Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Operations

Support the Executive Director of Development with scheduling internal meetings, creating and pulling reports, presentations, administrative issues, and other special initiatives.

Represent CNS to university development, faculty, students, and other Colleges regarding foundation and corporate relations development initiatives.

Collaborate on major proposals with Senior Associate Dean of Research as necessary.

Establish meaningful, collegial working relationships with development colleagues and other University offices such as the Office of Sponsored Programs, University Advancement, central Foundation and Corporate Relations offices, CSU Foundation, and the Vice President for Research office. Understand the roles and responsibilities of their offices and collaborate with these offices to facilitate the establishment of relationships with corporations and foundations.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 7/30/2017, 11:59pm with a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Sam Ernst (970) 491-3491
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents