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Director Corporate Giving & Business Engagement

Definition of Class This position leads the university-wide corporate engagement strategies and secures funding from corporate funders. The incumbent encourages corporate partners to conduct research and explore opportunities with technology commercialization, classroom engagement, internships, co-ops, and recruitment; and forms and leads a council of key University leaders to coordinate efforts in corporate engagement.
Examples of Work Performed
This position leads the university-wide corporate engagement strategies and secures funding from corporate funders. The incumbent encourages corporate partners to conduct research and explore opportunities with technology commercialization, classroom engagement, internships, co-ops, and recruitment; and forms and leads a council of key University leaders to coordinate efforts in corporate engagement.
Examples of Work Performed
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan focused on expanding and enhancing high-value alliances with corporations and securing funding for top University priorities and key initiatives.
Convenes and leads a University Council to coordinate and strengthen corporate relationships, including but not limited to the Office or Research and Sponsored Programs, Technology Commercialization, Insight Park, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Croft Institute for International Studies, Lott Leadership Institute, McLean Institute, the College of Liberal Arts and other schools.
Works collaboratively with the Council, University Deans, faculty, senior administrators, and University development officers to advance the mission of the institution while maximizing support from corporate partners, to include philanthropy, research partnerships, internships, student/alumni job placement, and technology commercialization.
Develops highly competitive proposals for corporate funders that leverage their funding priorities with the University s goals.
Serves as the primary liaison between the corporate community and the University, facilitating access to the University s academic, clinical, research, and technology commercialization resources.
Provides on-going and detailed reporting to corporate executives and funders to steward their investments in the University.
Maintains comprehensive professional knowledge and serves as an active member of the corporate giving sector on behalf of the University.
Stays abreast of funding priorities of the University and emerging corporate giving and industry trends to leverage and accelerate funding opportunities.
Monitors corporate funders proposal guidelines and deadlines to match with the University s funding needs.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan for securing corporate funding and enhancing corporate relationships.
Establishes, tracks, and achieves key metrics and measures of success.
Identifies and meets with corporate executives and funders with a focus on securing leadership level gifts.
Leads and guides the University Council, Deans, faculty, senior administrators, and University development officers on securing corporate funders and building relationships.
Minimum Education/Experience Education:
Bachelor s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field.
AND
Experience:
Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
Salary/Wage Information To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.
EEO Statement The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.



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