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Director of Corporate / Foundation Relations – Staff Position

Date: 7/21/2022

Position Title: Director of Corporate / Foundation Relations

Department: Advancement

Position Requirements & Preferences: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required

Experience: Administrative duties | Customer service etiquette


    • 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
    • Coordinate annual fund campaign effort within the business community
    • 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
    • Responsible for Iowa College Foundation calls
    • Compose feature stories on alumni in corporate sector
    • 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 for Advancement

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-time | Part-time | Temp: Full-time

Closing Date of Posting: Until filled

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Attn: Human Resources Coordinator
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer