East Carolina University
June 6, 2022
E 5th St, Greenville, North Carolina
Job Type


East Carolina University

Assistant Director Corporate/Foundation Relations
Vacancy #: 911013
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The position of Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is assigned to the Division of University Advancement. The Division supports, encourages, and promotes East Carolina’s academic mission and vision by interacting with alumni, friends, and the greater community. The Division’s goal is to engage and connect these constituents with the University to garner support and secure resources that will enhance East Carolina’s unique place in higher education. University Advancement staff members identify major funding prospects, develop specific cultivation and solicitation strategies in support of university priorities, and implement careful stewardship of gifts. University Advancement also serves as the central coordinator for all fundraising efforts across the campus. We are seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, which will help to enhance the University’s relationships with businesses and charitable foundations.

Job Duties        

The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will conduct significant discovery work to build a portfolio that will include corporations and foundations capable of making major investments in East Carolina University. He/she will be a fundraising professional who knows and understands the culture and purpose of development/advancement activities as they apply to the university environment, OR a communications professional who has the skill sets needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.

The Assistant Director will have the ability to learn quickly across widely varied academic fields and meet and interact effectively and substantively with faculty and academic leadership. He/she will play a hands-on role in identifying prospective corporate and foundation donors through targeted research and review of published funder guidelines; reviewing and editing complex proposals, letters, and briefings; compiling supporting documentation to comply with proposal submission requirements and deadlines; and maintaining an accurate grants calendar, including the submission, and tracking of proposals, subsequent awards and reports on behalf of ECU’s colleges and units.

Minimum Education/Experience  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in either corporate and foundation fundraising – preferably higher education – OR, the communications field (corporate/news media/public relations) at a comparably complex organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop well-crafted, clear and concise, and professional correspondence; attention to detail is essential.
  • Strong computer and database literacy.
  • Ability to initiate and collaborate with others, at all levels of an organization.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals, with a high level of accountability

Additional Instructions to Applicant         

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Additional documents requested from applicants:

Additional Document #1 – Writing Sample – Please submit writing Sample to include a successful fundraising/solicitation Writing Sample; OR, a corporate/news media/public relations writing sample.

Additional Document #2 – Additional Document #2 – All applicants are required to provide a brief statement on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 911013 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.

Eligibility for Employment          

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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