Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

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San Francisco State University seeks applications and nominations for the following position:Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Senior Director is a key member of the University’s development team and will manage the planning, organizing, and implementing of a robust corporate and foundation fundraising program with the goal of increasing financial support that is focused on the University’s strategic and campaign priorities. He/She works with senior academic leadership and faculty to develop and implement engagement strategies and relationships that increase opportunities for corporate and foundation philanthropy, collaborative research, sponsorships, professional and executive training, student internships and recruitment, and continuing education.

The Senior Director will have a deep understanding of both the nuances of effective foundation grant seeking and of the business and marketing needs of corporations, as well as the ability to develop complex relationships and strategies to address them. He/She will facilitate communication among campus stakeholders and empower units to build deeper and broader partnerships with current and potential corporate and foundation funders.  

The Senior Director will be a self-motivated individual with proven networking and leadership skills and will collaborate with SF State’s various colleges and other fundraising units to provide resources and proactively identify fruitful matches with corporate and foundation funding sources. The Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for University Development and supervises the Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations.

San Francisco State University 
Located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, San Francisco State University is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. It is composed of six colleges, which are comprised of more than seventy-five schools and departments offering over two hundred academic programs, majors, minors, concentrations, and credential and certificate programs. The University has received high honors for encouraging innovations that have placed it at the forefront of academia. As home to the nation’s first and only College of Ethnic Studies, SF State is ranked among the top ten most diverse universities by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, and both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have named SF State’s School of Cinema one of the top film programs in the country. The University’s Estuary & Ocean Science Center makes it the only institution of higher education with a marine science laboratory on San Francisco Bay. With its unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the University, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective

For further information about this positions and its requirements, please review the position profile at the top of this page.

Nominations and Applications
SF State will review applications as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates should submit a current resume, a letter of interest, and contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

AGB Search is assisting SF State with these searches. Application materials should be sent to:

Search Inquiries, Nominations, and Requests to Speak with a Consultant:
Lynn DellaPietra, Ph.D., Executive Search Associate, AGB Search / (202) 640-6723

AGB Search Consultants:
Jim Lanier, Executive Search Consultant                
Mark Jones, JD, Executive Search Consultant
Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal 

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

The California State University complies with the requirements of Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the regulations adopted thereunder. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination, including harassment, under any program of The California State University. Under Title VI, San Francisco State University is obligated to investigate all discrimination complaints, including harassment in an unbiased, thorough manner.