Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

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Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Position ID: 20018178

Position Summary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education. The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students. In Chapel Hill, students develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change. They connect to the future they’re already shaping. Carolina is committed to access for all, providing life-changing opportunities such as the Carolina Covenant, which promises a debt-free education to low-income students. In its third century – an era of groundbreaking study and research – UNC-Chapel Hill is harnessing the very best of our fast-changing world. We’re proud to advance knowledge for this and each generation to come.

The UNC Office of University Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university. The university is in the midst of a transformative capital campaign, The Campaign for Carolina, and is currently recruiting top corporate relations talent to join the team. The Campaign for Carolina seeks to raise an unprecedented $4.25 billion by the end of 2022 to move the University forward and make a difference in more people’s lives.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer is a key member of an energetic team that supports the mission and priorities of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and UNC’s University Development Office (UDO). This individual will be instrumental in planning and implementing corporate and foundation fundraising efforts for the highly ranked Kenan Flagler Business School.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer will be considered a full member of both the University’s central Corporate and Foundation Relations Office and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Advancement team. The primary responsibility for this position is to identify, cultivate and solicit corporations and foundations on behalf of UNC Kenan-Flagler. Travel will be required in this position. Heavy emphasis will be placed on establishing and maintaining relationships with corporate and foundation prospects, as well as Kenan-Flagler faculty and staff leadership. This individual will also be charged with developing winning, well-crafted professional proposals and stewarding existing corporate and foundation donors, resulting in a robust portfolio of corporate donors to UNC Kenan-Flagler’s key Centers and Initiatives.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Qualifications and Experience
The applicant should have experience with donor cultivation, solicitation, and closing gifts and grants of $100,000 and above and have prior experience in advancement or institutional relations work within academic business schools. A minimum of one year of direct solicitation experience, with a preference for at least three years of fundraising or equivalent experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience in creating successful corporate proposals. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive and decentralized research university setting. Ability to work with volunteers, faculty members, potential donors, foundation and corporate partners, including demonstratable experience with, and knowledge of, corporate C-suite leaders. Ability to work effectively as a part of a dynamic team and with an appropriate sense of urgency.

Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date to be considered. Please submit an online application for position ID 20018178 at 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.