About Us:\r\n\r\nAt 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.\r\n\r\nFor more information about UMF, please visit https:\/\/give.umn.edu\/about-umf.\r\n\r\nAbout the role:\r\n\r\nThe Corporate Relations Associate works with faculty, staff and CFR officers to qualify and manage a portfolio of corporate partners.\u00a0 The Associate\u2019s primary focus is to qualify new corporate prospects and manage a group of existing partnerships.\u00a0 The Associate is responsible for assisting in the development and management of relationships between the private sector and units across the University of Minnesota system. Members from multiple university units convene to form the Corporate Engagement Workgroup (CEW) with the charge to align the University\u2019s priorities with those priorities of our corporate and foundation partners. This role is critical in fostering collaboration and transparency across the University which enables seamless partnership opportunities with corporations.\r\n\r\nWhat you\u2019ll do:\r\n\r\n \tManage a portfolio of corporate prospects to identify, cultivate, and solicit investments in coordination with university partners.\r\n \tServe as a team member on select Corporate Engagement Workgroup companies. Partner closely with the primary manager to implement strategy and action items.\r\n \tComplete and submit grant proposals for CEW organizations and select foundations.\r\n \tManage the corporate RFP process by promoting and supporting units interested in submitting grant proposals.\r\n \tPartner with UMF Finance on sponsorship education for units across campus.\r\n \tSet portfolio goals with manager around qualifications, solicitations, substantive contacts, and revenue generation (approximately $500,000 annual goal).\r\n\r\nWe take care of you:\r\n\r\n \tComprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, and pharmacy coverage; life insurance; retirement; long-term care insurance; and disability coverage.\r\n \tWork. Stay. Play. The U of M is conveniently accessible by light rail, bus, and bike. And we offer discounted bus transportation through our \u201cU-Pass\u201d program.\r\n \tThe University of Minnesota embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.\r\n\r\nQualifications:\r\n\r\n \tBachelor\u2019s degree\r\n \tMinimum of two years of professional development experience with demonstrated ability to promote and successfully solicit gifts or sponsorships in corporate or private foundation setting; or two or more years of experience in marketing, consultative sales, public relations, financial advisement, real estate, or related field where cultivation\/solicitation and maintenance of client relationships for provision of services was a primary responsibility.\r\n\r\nDiversity:\r\n\r\nThe University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.\u00a0 The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.\r\n\r\nThe 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.\u00a0 To learn more about diversity at the U:\u00a0 http:\/\/diversity.umn.edu.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nEmployment Requirements:\r\n\r\nAny 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.\r\n\r\nAll employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit:\u00a0https:\/\/safe-campus.umn.edu\/return-campus\/get-the-vax\r\n\r\nIn the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHow to Apply:\r\n\r\nApplications must be submitted online through the U of M Careers site.\u00a0 To submit your application, please follow this link: https:\/\/hr.myu.umn.edu\/jobs\/ext\/344826. If you have any difficulties or questions while applying feel free to contact Andrew Hanson, HR Generalist at firstname.lastname@example.org.