Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Hybrid Eligible)

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Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Hybrid Eligible)

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Job Description Summary
The Central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is dedicated to establishing and maintaining strategic relationships between Penn and a wide range of local and national corporations and foundations. We focus specifically on identifying and connecting prospective institutional partners with Penn leaders and faculty members who have shared interests and complementary goals. Our expertise covers Penn's teaching, research, and public service activities as well as knowledge of the University's broader institutional needs for endowed faculty positions, student scholarship support, and capital needs. CFR works closely with all school, center, and central development units on prospect assignments, solicitation strategies, and proposal development. We work to promote University priorities as defined by the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost, and the Deans and Directors of Penn's Schools and Centers. We also coordinate our efforts with the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Research Services.

Job Description

Targeted Pay Range: $65,000- $75,000

This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting. All salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

As part of the central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), the Associate Director assists in maximizing philanthropic funding from companies and corporate foundations to support priority research programs/activities across the University. The Associate Director will manage and oversee the corporate prospect management function for central CFR and DAR and serve as a link to the administrative research offices at Penn, including the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI).

Specific Responsibilities

---Cultivate a portfolio of companies and corporate foundations and implement plans to secure philanthropic awards, in partnership with staff in DAR and PCI. This includes meeting with faculty about their projects, developing appropriate outreach mechanisms (LOIs, proposals, other marketing and research materials), preparing prospect profiles that summarize, analyze and make recommendations based on information gathered, researching faculty interests, and extracting data from Penn's Development and ORS database, and other specialized research databases.

---Oversee the corporate prospect management function in Central CFR and DAR. As determined by the Executive Director, this includes organizing and setting the agenda for meetings with DAR and campus staff, maintaining databases for corporate prospects and keeping CFR management and appropriate university management apprised of significant developments as they occur.

---Identify and expand the pool of corporate foundation and company prospects in support of priorities in the Schools. This includes monitoring various industry and mainstream news sources to keep DAR colleagues abreast of industry and corporate foundation funding trends and the latest news about potential top funders in the sciences.

Please provide a resume and cover letter in order to be considered for this role. Please upload all documents in the "Resume/CV" section of the application prior to submitting.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years related experience in development or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Demonstrated ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in an academic setting and strong track record of successful professional proposal writing or marketing a plus. Previous university and/or development experience, knowledge of and interest in corporate and foundation fundraising preferred. Excellent written communication abilities and good oral communication skills. Expertise with computers and software packages, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets and database software is essential. Knowledge of development-related software and computer resources is helpful. Ability to work with diverse group of constituents including faculty. Ability to handle complex and highly confidential materials. Strong attention to detail. Well-organized, self-motivated, resourceful and ability to work independently.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Development and Alumni Relations

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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