Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHAPEL HILL   Chapel Hill, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 7, 2022
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Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations


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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Gillings Advancement offers a variety of services to facilitate the School’s research, teaching and service mission, promoting the development of public health policy, publicizing School activites and public health issues, and generating financial support from alumni, foundations, corporations and the NC Legislature. The office also coordinates special events.

Position Summary
The Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations is a key member of an energetic team that supports the mission and priorities of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is instrumental in planning and implementing fundraising efforts. Core responsibilities include: spearheading corporate and foundation fundraising (both gifts and grants) for top School priorities and a wide range of initiatives related to innovation; leading faculty in the packaging and marketing of initiatives, programs and research for appeal to potential corporate and foundation donors; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding foundation and corporate gifts and grants in the $100,000+ range. Position reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs.

Supervision and the annual performance review will be provided by the SPH Associate Dean of Advancement in direct consultation with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and the University Development Office Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Health Affairs. This position will be considered a full member of both the University’s Central Corporate and Foundation Relations Office and the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Advancement Office. The primary responsibility for this position is to solicit and engage corporations and foundations. Travel will be required in this position. Heavy emphasis will be placed on establishing and maintaining relationships, working effectively to obtain funding for the School, and maintaining a robust portfolio of new donors.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent) with three years or greater of related professional experience; for candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The applicant should have experience in cultivating donors, soliciting and closing gifts of $100,000 and above. Preferred candidate will have background in higher education or health related field(s); 5+ years fund raising experience; excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to write, edit and present successful proposals and presentations; ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting; ability to work with volunteers, faculty members, and potential foundation and corporate partners; ability to work as a part of a dynamic team and with an appropriate sense of urgency.


Special Instructions
Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all. Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

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Whitworth, LaSonya

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.