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EXEC DIR, CORP & FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Job Title: EXEC DIR, CORP & FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Job Code: 2615
Job Level: 16
Revised Date: 12/01/2015
Job Family: JF 34
This position directs the Pratt School of Engineering's research collaborations and fund raising activities with private foundations, corporate foundations, industry and corporations. The Director works closely with Pratt School of Engineering leadership, faculty, and staff in initiating, strengthening, and managing strategic relationships to advance research opportunities, student placement, commercial support of research efforts, corporate partnerships and philanthropic support for the school. The Director coordinates efforts with Duke University's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Office of Research Support and Office of Licensing and Ventures.
Effectively manage the school's relationships with top foundation, corporate prospects and industry contacts to enable sponsored research agreements and gifts. Prioritize according to ability, readiness and inclination. Manage cultivation and solicitation strategies. Establish personal contacts with appropriate corporations and foundations for long-range cultivation and the establishment of viable relations.
Coordinate with University and Health System programs involved in corporate and foundation relations to develop and expand research opportunities, student placement and philanthropic opportunities with corporate and foundation partners. Generate opportunities for Pratt faculty and students to connect with corporate and foundation representatives. Secure cash and in kind resources from corporations and foundations in support of the School's strategic plan.
Analyze and recommend methods to match current interests of corporations and foundations with School of Engineering and department priorities and faculty initiatives. Work with administrators, deans, department heads and faculty to develop proposals. Ensure appropriate contacts between the School of Engineering and corporate and foundation representatives.
Maintain current and up-to-date information on corporate and foundation opportunities; coordinate with the Offices of Sponsored Programs and Research Support for sponsored research agreements negotiated through contacts.
Serve as the School's liaison to the Office of Licensing and Ventures, maintain a strong understanding of the technology transfer process to advise faculty and students. Work closely with University and Pratt innovation and entrepreneurship efforts.
Coordinate trips and accompany administrators and faculty to meetings with foundation and corporate representatives. Coordinate campus visits by foundation and corporate representatives.
Organize and facilitate industry related events and boards in support of School of Engineering objectives.
Prepare briefings for senior administrators and faculty for meetings, travel and campus visits.
Work with gift officers on all foundation and corporate related funding requests.
Direct the corporate and foundation acknowledgement process. Coordinate stewardship activity as needed with members of the Development team.
Develop and monitor a budget for the Corporation and Foundation Relations program.
Supervise Associate Director for Corporation and Foundation Relations who is responsible for student programs and career services.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree required, Master's or advanced degree preferred.
Six years progressive experience in university-industry relations/alumni affairs/public relations/fund raising/grant writing/non-profit or related field. Experience at the intersection of university and corporate partnerships. Knowledge of foundations and/or experience in the non-profit field is desirable. Engineering degree and experience preferred.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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