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Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations – 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.

The Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations reports to the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Giving. This mission-critical position meets fundraising goals by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and soliciting significant gifts from a promising portfolio of current and prospective corporate and private foundations. The Director develops and stewards relationships with corporate and foundation leaders locally, regionally, and nationally to develop opportunities to submit proposals and secure grants.

Minimum requirements:

  • At least seven years of successful corporate and private foundation fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a comparably complex organization.
  • Experience with grant-seeking processes and strategies, including research, identification, cultivation, and stewardship of institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to policies and procedures related to acceptance and use of restricted funding; willingness to identify and rectify instances where restricted funds are not used as required.

DRiWaterstone is leading the search for Howard University.