Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University (W&L) is one of the oldest and most distinguished liberal arts institutions in the country. In today’s world of science and technology, globalization and new economic, political and cultural realities, the solutions to problems require moral insight as well as analytical and technical skills. Washington and Lee prepares its students to meet this daunting set of challenges through programs that educate and nurture strong leaders, visionary thinkers, compassionate citizens and ethical decision makers.

Offering a remarkable variety of majors and minors, courses, and in-depth study opportunitiesa spectrum of options usually found only at large universities – W&L prides itself on the depth and breadth of its curriculum. What distinguishes the University from other top liberal arts colleges is the virtue of having an accredited undergraduate school of commerce and a venerable law school. Each of the three academic units is strengthened by its meaningful collaborations with the others, all in the service of the joint university mission.

The University’s approach is backed by its timeless values of civility and integrity and enhanced by a commitment to honor the quintessential Washington and Lee tradition: preparing students for lives of consequence and a desire to serve others.

The Opportunity

Washington and Lee seeks a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations with the desire to embrace the mission and values that make the University distinct among its liberal arts peers. Reporting to the Executive Director of University Development, the Director is responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from corporations and foundations as well as appropriate government sources. Working collaboratively with the Provost and Deans, the Director will identify academic priorities appropriate for external funding; determine potential corporate or foundation sources for funding these priorities; and lead the cultivation and solicitation of these prospects. The chosen candidate will possess a thorough understanding of, depth of experience with, and proven record of successful fundraising from corporate and foundation funders.