Sr. Director of Development-Corporate & Foundation Relations

Posted on 03/08/2021

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and five years of related experience.
  • Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.
  • The university offers market competitive salary and benefits.  Grade EI  Salary Minimum $66,153 Salary Midpoint $92,172

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be self-driven and goal-oriented, will be adept in handling multiple priorities, and act with a high degree of professionalism, personal integrity, creativity, and cooperation, with internal and external constituents, and in compliance with Affirmative Action guidelines.
  • 10+ years of fundraising preferred.

Position Description:

The Senior Director of Development for Corporate and Foundation Relations identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and donors to increase philanthropic giving that supports the needs and priorities of the University of Louisville. All job functions must be performed with a high degree of professionalism, including responsibility, initiative, creativity, dependability, human relations, cooperation, courtesy, and in compliance with Affirmative Action.


  • Plan and execute annual and long-term strategic operational goals by executing a corporate and foundation giving program focused primarily on the Health Sciences Center in coordination with the Interim Senior Executive Director(s) of Development for the Belknap and Health Sciences Center campuses in consultation with the Vice President for University Advancement.
  • Work collaboratively with program-based development officers to identify potential corporate and foundation donors for their programmatic fundraising needs and assist with those solicitation processes as needed.
  • Meet or exceed annual goals as defined each year in a personal assessment scorecard.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward public/private corporations and regional/national/international foundations for the purpose of securing gifts/grants for University of Louisville’s institutional priorities, academic programs and initiatives.
  • Create and implement customized plans for prospects and donors. Plan and organize prospect identification, prospect research, and cultivation activities designed to strengthen corporate and foundation gift/grant opportunities and generate increased support from corporate and foundation donors. Prepare proposals, case statements, brochures and other written materials in support of fundraising objectives.
  • Collaborate with organizations across campus engaged in industry partnerships to maximize the university’s opportunities for successful gift/grant opportunities benefitting institutional priorities.
  • Occasional travel and some night and weekend work will be required.

The University of Louisville is a vibrant and inclusive community, and we actively seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258.

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