Senior Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

University of New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a land-grant research university. UNH spans all fields of study and unites them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, research centers, libraries, internships, and fieldwork. Our students are active participants in enriching society through the creation and application of new knowledge. UNH Development is part of a fully integrated advancement enterprise which combines development with Alumni Relations, Communications and Public Affairs, Advancement Relations, Advancement Services, and Finance and Administration. A skilled and passionate team of development officers builds private support for the university to ensure student access and affordability, enhance local and global learning, foster faculty excellence in teaching and in research, reward intellectual enterprise and develop new infrastructure. Gifts come from a variety of sources including alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and volunteer-support organizations. UNH raised more than $45.7 million in private support last fiscal year and over the past five years, our endowment has grown from $130M to $197M.

The Opportunity

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for University Development, and in active partnership with colleagues across the University, the Senior Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations will increase value and impact for both the University and its corporate and foundation donors and partners. The Senior Director will do so by strategic leadership and management of the University’s philanthropic advancement relationships with corporations and foundations. This includes identifying local, regional, and national corporate and foundation prospects for the purposes of creating broad engagement with the University, and planning and executing solicitation and stewardship strategies at the major gift level. The Senior Director will work closely with University leadership, including deans and faculty, to cultivate long-term corporate and foundation relationships with the University. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field and five years of progressive responsibility in fundraising.