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Sr. Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Engagement

University of Minnesota Foundation Minnesota $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

About Us: At the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF), our mission is to connect passion with possibility, inspire generosity, and support greatness at the University of Minnesota by placing donors at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. UMF is a nonprofit organization responsible for raising and managing gifts to the University of Minnesota. For more information about UMF, please visit

About the role: The Senior Development Officer with a working title, Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement - College of Science and Engineering (CSE), will drive the corporate and foundation Engagement strategy for CSE and manage a portfolio of corporate and private foundations to drive research, sponsorships and philanthropy. This position will be responsible for partnering with the Dean, Associate Dean for Research, Assistant Dean for Advancement, Career Center Director, faculty and staff to lead and implement the corporate and foundation strategy for the college. This position will report to the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement at the University of MN Foundation with a dotted line to the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering.

Starting salary: $97,000- 107,000 based on experience.

What you’ll do:

Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects (70%):

  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 60-75 corporate and foundation partners on behalf of the University of Minnesota and the College of Science and Engineering. Effectively present the case for engagement, research collaboration, and philanthropic support.
  • Create and maintain strategies to secure investments of $50,000+ through sponsored research proposals, philanthropy, and sponsorships.

Drive Corporate and Foundation Strategy for the College of Science and Engineering (15%):

  • In partnership with the Dean and Associate Dean of research work to engage key corporate prospects in CSE research and collegiate priorities.
  • Advance the Dean's vision for the college with key corporations and foundations (research investments and partnerships, technology transfer, philanthropic support).
  • Engage key private sector R&D leaders with CSE academic leaders, faculty and students.

Liaise and coordinate across development programs and services (5%):

  • Collaborate with prospect development department to meet research needs in support of CFE prospects.
  • Collaborate with donor relations to create stewardship reports and events/activities aimed at ensuring a high level of stewardship.
  • Work with CFE and CSE development staff, as assigned to organize roles/responsibilities for leadership involvement in relationship building and gift solicitation.

Supervision (5%):

  • Manage an Associate Development Officer of Corporate Engagement who will focus on engineering and medicine corporate partnerships. They will qualify prospects, work on proposals between $25K-$100K, assist undergraduate programs with sponsorship requests and contribute to any additional corporate engagement projects.

Collaborate and/or Lead campus partnerships (5%):

  • Represent the College of Science and Engineering on the Corporate Engagement Center Leadership Council.
  • Lead and/or participate on university-wide strategy teams to manage corporations in the strategic portfolio.
  • Lead and participate on campus-wide work groups (ex. Career Services, Gopher Sports Properties, etc.) to drive campus collaboration around corporate engagement and investment.

We take care of you:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, and pharmacy coverage; life insurance; retirement; long-term care insurance; and disability coverage.
  • Come. Work. Stay. Play. The U of M is conveniently accessible by light rail, bus, and bike. And we offer discounted bus transportation through our “U-Pass” program.
  • The University of Minnesota embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years’ demonstrated ability to successfully solicit and close investments from corporations and foundations or private industry experience in marketing, sales, relationship management or related fields with an emphasis on cultivation and solicitation of organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with project management and the handling of multiple tasks with multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

Diversity: The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online through the U of M Careers site.

To Apply: To submit your application, please follow this link: If you have any difficulties or questions while applying feel free to contact Lucas Gangsei at

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