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Posting Date: October 30, 2020                                                        Posting End Date: December 20, 2020

Position: Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer                            Location: Office of Development

Status: Full Time 

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer reports to the Director of Development and will oversee all aspects of the university’s corporate and foundation development programs including the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors and prospects.  Particular emphasis will be placed on managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects, writing highly competitive proposals, tracking and reporting of grants, identifying new funders to align with the university’s programs, and developing strong relationships in the corporate and foundation realms, while maintaining solid, ongoing relationships with current supporters for continued growth.

  • With guidance from the Director of Development and Vice President for Advancement, officer will develop an annual comprehensive strategic plan for corporate and foundation relationships.
  • Create an active pipeline of 100+ corporate and foundation prospects through identification, qualification, and cultivation efforts. 
  • Conducting stewardship visits on-site and off-site
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with the deans, key faculty, and staff within the Career Development and Placement Services Center to foster their involvement in the proposal creation and prospect identification process
  • Partner with the Stewardship Coordinator to ensure all reporting including stewardship reports are submitted to donors in a timely manner
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in professional development positions or equivalent in sales experience in the corporate sector
  • Demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate sponsors and/or grant writing
  • A proven track record as an exceptional communicator, in writing as well as verbally; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other materials
  • A driven, self-motivated, and creative relationship builder who will actively pursue new funding opportunities;
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as the Development calendar requires
  • Ability to travel (approximately 50% of the time)

 Commensurate with education, training and experience

The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.     

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of 3 to 5 references with detailed contact information.  Copies of unofficial transcripts must also be submitted (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet for consideration of the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Completed applications may be mailed or submitted electronically to:
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:     Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.