At the University of Kentucky, philanthropy is helping to transform the face of the campus and the heart of the institution. Under the presidential leadership of Dr. Eli Capilouto, academic programs, research endeavors, scholarships, and facilities are all benefitting from the impact only philanthropic support can provide.
UK Philanthropy is currently seeking an Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy. Under the supervision of the Director of Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy, the Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy will be one of our frontline fundraisers. The office raises funds for a diverse range of purposes including but not limited to research, programmatic, and scholarship. A high degree of independence and self-motivation are necessary while also being collaborative with colleagues in the Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy Department, Central Philanthropy, and College Philanthropy Offices. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style as appropriate for different situations is needed.
The associate director is responsible for identifying, researching, interacting with and soliciting funding from local and national foundations and corporations to support university priorities, the colleges, interdisciplinary programs, faculty, and special projects; coordinating the development of concept papers, letters of inquiry, and proposals; developing strategy on how UK can best appeal to specific foundations and corporations; serving as a trusted resource for faculty regarding foundation and corporate funding; managing a portfolio of 25-50 corporate and foundation prospects with six to seven-figure potential through the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship cycles; and meeting metrics for internal contacts within the university and external contacts outside the university.
Highly proficient with technology.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
A master's degree or an advanced degree is highly preferred
Experience in scientific research and/or grant writing is desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to digest unfamiliar information across a range of topic areas/technical disciplines and communicate key points to a targeted audience—ability to articulate the needs, interests, and accomplishments of UK to a wide range of audiences is required
Work in a service-oriented role with internal (faculty and staff at UK) and external (donors) constituents
Candidates must also have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex environment, exhibit personal characteristics enabling effective interaction with important constituencies and possess a genuine commitment to mission and principles governing the Office of Philanthropy
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.