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Company Name:
University of Pittsburgh
Approximate Salary:
53664.00 - 88.00 Per Year
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 8 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Innovation Institute

In this front-line fundraising position, the Director of Strategic Initiatives plans, directs, and implements fundraising initiatives with individuals to support the activities of the Innovation Institute (II) and related University-wide priority projects. Reporting to the AVC, Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director manages a portfolio of local, national, and international prospective donors with interests in or ties to the work of the Innovation Institute. In addition, the Director of Strategic Initiatives works closely with the Director of the Innovation Institute, the central IA office, and other faculty and staff to: identify new prospective donors; recruit, train, and manage volunteer solicitors; and, in partnership with the director, develop and present funding opportunities. In addition, the Director develops cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for prospective and current donors and writes funding proposals and other documents in collaboration with the central IA staff and the Innovation Institute. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred; knowledge of effective corporate and foundation fund-raising techniques; strong written and oral communication skills. Must have an understanding of corporate and foundation relations and be willing to travel on University business. At least five to seven years of development experience is preferred; some corporate experience may be helpful.


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