The WPAOG is seeking a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This position reports directly to the WPAOG’s Vice President for Development. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations plans, manages and directs efforts to attract roughly $2–$3 million annually in corporate and foundation philanthropic support for USMA. The Director supervises an Assistant Director.
The incumbent is responsible for the formulation of institutionally targeted fundraising goals and strategies, the implementation of approved fundraising plans, and the monitoring of related development activities within the organization as they pertain to corporate and foundation activities. The Director provides focus on continued stewardship and solicitation of existing corporate and foundation donors, while gaining new corporate and foundation prospects. Maintaining relationships with roughly 100 key partnering corporations and foundations to ensure a steady stream of support for the Military Academy and the Association of Graduates. He/She manages the proffering of gift funds to USMA and are the liaison between the Development Office and the Directorate of Academy Advancement.
A Master's degree is preferred. A Bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of 5 years of professional development experience that includes supervision of subordinates, management, and corporate and foundation fundraising. Superior writing and public speaking skills are a must. The individual must possess exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.