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Corporate Relations Officer – Howard University

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University, bolstered by an active and energetic alumni base, is experiencing historic and unprecedented institutional and philanthropic growth. With a more visible profile in elite higher education, the University has embarked on a significant expansion of and investment in its Advancement efforts. If you are an enthusiastic professional looking for a chance to make a difference, now is the time to join this historic institution and become a part of something great.

Howard University has put into action an ambitious, yet attainable, fundraising strategy that seeks to enhance the Howard experience well beyond the bounds of Washington, DC.

The Opportunity

Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Giving and in collaboration with the Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations, the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer is a key member of the central office for the Division of Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) staff. This position will work collaboratively to provide effective stewardship to foundations and corporate donors. This position will work with the Advancement Services and Institutional Giving teams to report on the use of gifts. This position is tasked with maintaining and enhancing relationships over time, to ensure corporate and foundation engagement and expanded support through comprehensive communication of the impact of their gifts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in building long-term fundraising relationships.
  • Demonstrated, successful experience in corporate and foundation fundraising or marketing experience highly desired.

DRiWaterstone is leading the search for Howard University.