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Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/15/23

Job Description

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Job No: 523204
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for engaging with college and campus leaders to secure philanthropic funding from corporations and foundations for university initiatives. The Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit six-figure-plus gifts from corporations and foundations. In addition to actively managing a portfolio of prospects, the Director will collaborate with development colleagues across campus to identify projects and potential funders for the university. The Director is responsible for creating proposals and other materials for funding opportunities along with stewarding the donors for relationship building purposes and ongoing support.
Key Responsibilities

  • Development and Fundraising: Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward philanthropic gifts of $100,000 and greater from corporations and foundations to support university initiatives.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with faculty, staff, and other campus leaders, including development staff, to identify potential corporate or foundation funders for university philanthropic projects.
  • Strategy: Work with the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Development within University Relations and Development and other key leaders to identify philanthropic priorities and create successful development strategies for each one.
  • Community Building: Work with various constituents including businesses, community organizations, and community leaders to develop strategic objectives that will result in philanthropic partnerships benefiting the university.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the solicitation process in an educational environment. Proficient in identifying and building a pipeline of future donors. Ability to work with faculty and campus community in identifying potential corporate and foundations supporters and creating successful proposals along with stewarding the donors. Excellent planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills. Strong competency in oral and written communication. Ability to work independently and effectively without close supervision. Self direction in the initiation, coordination, and completion of tasks is essential.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of demonstrated successful major gift fundraising with a preference in corporate and foundation relations required. Experience in higher education preferred.
Licenses / Certificates

Valid California driver's license required.

University Development

The hiring range for this position is $100,068 to $150,108 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Administrator II

This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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Application Closes: Jan 15, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.