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Executive Director of Foundation Relations

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/21/2017
Working Title Executive Director of Foundation Relations
Job Classification Administrator V
Department Name 01062-IA-Corporate and Foundation Relations
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0006042
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

This senior development position directly oversees corporate and foundation fund-raising activities for the Office of Institutional Advancement and will manage three professional staff and one administrative assistant. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing university-wide strategies for cultivating and soliciting foundations. The Executive Director will work closely with University leadership, key faculty, the school-based CFR and development officers, and other University departments and divisions, especially the Offices of the Provost and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research. The Executive Director’s activities must help advance, when possible, identified University priority initiatives and will typically involve active cultivation of key prospects, face-to-face meetings with foundation leaders, and foundation gift solicitation. The Executive Director will manage a prospect pool of at least 50 major CFR prospects. In addition to the duties defined, the Executive Director will act as a consultant to all OIA Development Officers on foundation outreach.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. Five to seven years of development experience is preferred; corporate experience is required.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Part-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents