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Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28401894 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $118,800 - $204,600

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*Campus presence required with hybrid accommodations.* The Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a leader on the UCR Development team in the Office of University Advancement. The incumbent is responsible for building a dynamic CFR program focused on top institutional priorities at increasing levels of support. Overseeing three experienced CFR professionals and one grant writer/RFP coordinator, this role manages team portfolio development and planning, relationship building with internal and external partners, and is a champion of UCR's strategic movement toward building intentional CFR partnerships with purpose. The Executive Director works closely with university leadership, faculty, the Office of Research and Economic Development, colleagues in development, and key volunteers to identify and engage top funders, build strategic long-term relationships, solicit and secure support, design gift announcements, ensure distribution of follow-up reports, and manage all appropriate grant and contract stewardship. Success in this role includes proactive and collaborative leadership; demonstrated understanding and navigation of a complex, multi-campus institution; ability to align team strategy and execution with the broader University strategic plan, available services, and processes; and proven incremental and intentional growth of the CFR program leading up to the University's next campaign.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.

Please note: this is a three-year, renewable contract position which includes the same employee benefits afforded career employees. The budgeted amount for this position is up to $170,000.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in related area. Preferred


Experience Requirement
8 - 13 years of related experience. Required
Minimum of 5 years experience at R1 or R2 University. Preferred
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Excellent leadership/management skills to select, train, mentor, evaluate and motivate staff.
Excellent knowledge of leadership/management concepts, procedures, techniques and best practices.
Excellent skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts and meeting fundraising goals.
Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, persuasion/negotiation skills and marketing skills.
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, including excellent political acumen skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent knowledge of the campus, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure and current issues of concern and knowledge of issues of concern for higher education generally.

Excellent knowledge of STEM programs and/or ability to manage program proposals successfully in the scientific fields.

Excellent knowledge of and experience navigating complex, multi-campus priorities for a variety of stakeholders.

Forward-thinking, relational by nature, determined and outgoing, showing a sense of humor and an understanding of the people on the team as well as the pressures that each experiences in a deadline-driven environment.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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