Associate Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Partnerships

Fundraising | Development | Institutional Advancement | Donor, Alumni, Community, and Corporate Relations

The Associate Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Partnerships is a part of a team whose primary responsibility is the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual and corporate partners. The position will develop fundraising strategies to secure major gifts from alumni, friends, and corporate partnership across the country.


  • Lead responsibility for a portfolio of prospects and donors with capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or more, executing a target of no less than 120 visits per year with prospects.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate, or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship through collaboration with colleagues.
  • Make persuasive verbal and written cases for supporting Briar Cliff University’s key programs and projects.
  • Participate in the development of department objectives and strategies.
  • Develop and implement tactics to meet individual and group goals.
  • Serves as lead fundraiser for corporate asks.
  • Establishes fundraising goals and priorities based on department objectives, designs strategies to meet those goals, and monitors progress against goals.
  • Assist with Iowa College Foundation solicitations.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Philanthropy or the Vice President for University Relations.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Fundraising experience is preferred
  • Ability to write simple correspondence and effectively present information in small groups or one-on-one
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Some travel, evening and weekend work is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Briar Cliff University is an equal opportunity employer. 

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