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Director of Corporate/Foundations Relations

Position Title: Director of Corporate/Foundations Relations

Department: Advancement

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Education Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • Experience Administrative duties, customer service etiquette
  • Abilities:
    • Office management/coordination abilities.
    • Independent decision making
    • Ability to exercise good judgment, accuracy, flexibility and well developed critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent, interruptions, hectic pace, high level of interaction with students, staff and/or the public.
    • Working knowledge of computer software programs which may include Word, Excel, institutional mainframe computer system software, or similar programs.
    • Excellent written communication skills including proficiency in business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion.
    • Ability to work independently as well as be a collaborative team player in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
    • Excellent customer service skills including phone and in-person reception etiquette.
    • Proficiency with office machines including fax, scanner and copy machine.


  • Provide an education with a Leadership and Technology focus, and enliven that provision through adherence to the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.
  • Represents the College in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, employees, and the community.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a positive attitude in meeting and dealing effectively and courteously with students, other personnel, and all members of the community.
  • Interprets departmental and/or college policies and procedures.
  • Works harmoniously with others.
  • Performs in a manner which benefits student learning.
  • Personal visits (15 face to face contacts per month)
  • Establish and cultivate relationships essential for stewardship of current WPU corporate and foundation donors
  • Identify, define and develop corporate and foundation funding sources to support existing fundraising activities
  • Coordinate the development writing and submission of grant proposals
  • Submit one request funding proposal monthly, minimum
  • Manage portfolio of 150 corporate/foundation prospects
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Coordinate Board of Advisors/ Parent Program
  • Responsible for Iowa College Foundation calls
  • Compose feature stories on alumni in corporate sector
  • Coordinate Navy & Gold Gala and assist with other special events coordination within the Advancement Office
  • Develop and promote campus activities for enrollment growth and revenue generation
  • Travels to promote William Penn University and works closely with other professional staff to implement development program.

Reports to: Vice President of Advancement

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Full-Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Send letter of application and resume:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 Email:

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.