NAFSA: Association of International Educators invites applications from a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team to serve in a new position, Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director & CEO and is responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising program. Areas of focus include foundations committed to supporting thought leadership in higher education or international cooperation, and corporations interested in reaching an internationally-minded audience.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
Design and execute a strategic fundraising program;
Research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with corporations and foundations resulting in annual contributions, grants, program sponsorships, in-kind donations and/or other engagement activities;
Maintain knowledge of corporate and foundation giving interests and trends
Build a portfolio of strong relationships with corporations, foundations and similar organizations
Manage grant and funding proposals and work collaboratively with other staff to meet application and reporting deadlines for donors
Facilitate the CEO’s development activity with donors and prospects
The ideal candidate will collaborate with teams across the organization, including program offices, senior leadership, and experienced leaders in organizational advancement and annual conference & expo areas. Internal partners work with our Global Partners Program and our event sponsors, who are entities engaged in the field of international education, and liaise with more than 300 exhibitors at our Annual Conference & Expo. This role would expand NAFSA’s funding sources by developing new relationships, especially with entities beyond the field of international education.
We seek a candidate who will be an enthusiastic development professional eager to build a new capacity at NAFSA. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of NAFSA’s work and appreciation for the association’s mission. Based on decades of commitment, NAFSA believes that diversity in our classrooms, our communities, and our workplace is our strength.
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable, well-organized, and resourceful. They will be able to quickly design and implement strategies to identify new prospects move them through the development cycle. The candidate will be able to manage numerous prospects, with multiple timetables, and follow through in a timely manner.
We seek a professional with a proven track record of successful fundraising for non-profit organizations. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing the skills you would bring and specific examples of successful fundraising campaigns that you have led. The initial term of employment runs until December 31, 2023 and would be renewed based on performance.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum five years of direct experience fundraising for non-profit or educational organizations
Demonstrated success cultivating and maintaining multiple donors, including corporate and foundation relationships, and successfully converting prospects to donors
Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong research, analytical, and database skills
Experience with grant writing and proposal development
Commitment to NAFSA’s mission
Advanced degree welcomed
Previous experience with NAFSA, international education, or other association membership organizations
About NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an organization of people dedicated to building a global community and fostering a more peaceful world through advancing international higher education. With approximately 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world’s largest professional development and advocacy organization committed to international learning and creating a more globally engaged, welcoming, and educated United States.
NAFSA believes that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is essential for developing globally competent individuals, and builds leadership for the global community. We believe that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.
NAFSA is a workplace that not only appreciates diversity but believes it is our strength, and we strive to create an inclusive culture for all our team members. NAFSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more about NAFSA at www.nafsa.org.