Montclair State University is in the midst of the private phase of a comprehensive campaign. Soar: The Campaign for Montclair State will be announced this fall and has secured more than $55 million to date in support of the University’s strategic plan and vision for the future. With campaign pillars identified to support students, leadership, and innovation, Montclair State is seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial, and accomplished professional as Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations.
The Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations will identify corporate and foundation prospects, develop strategic external relationships, solicit major gift proposals ($25,000), secure commitments, and steward private institutional funding to benefit the University. The Assistant Vice President will work with the Vice President for Development as well as the provost, deans, faculty, staff and development colleagues to promote strategic initiatives that enhance external gift support. Responsibilities
Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive development focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships with an emphasis on private gift support. Direct and coordinate activities to secure corporate and foundation monetary support for colleagues, programs, centers, institutes and other major university initiatives. Develop and manage a portfolio of assigned prospects that will have defined annual targets related to personal contacts, proposals, and support secured. Collaborate with faculty and staff across the University to stay informed on research priorities and programs. Maintain a schedule of visits with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, which include strategies of engagement and solicitation of the top corporate and foundation entities that may include presidential, senior leadership, and faculty contacts. Accompany college faculty and/or staff, and development officers on cultivation, solicitation or stewardship calls as appropriate, in addition to maintaining own active call schedule. Maintain high-quality stewardship process for active corporate and foundation prospects and donors. Work with the Office of Donor Relations unit to ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of ten years successful professional experience, preferably in higher education or not-for-profit organization. Experience with corporation and foundation relations within the context of fundraising, or equivalent experience in other fields that demonstrate the capacity for corporate and foundation fundraising success.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
Experience with grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels preferred. Ability to: Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; Develop strategies as well as solicit prospects; Work as a team member within the University environment.
Organizational Marketing Statement:
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/