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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


Along with specific items listed under each job posting’s “To apply” heading, you will need to complete and submit a Norwich University Employment Application.

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations


The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations works strategically with Norwich University’s leadership and constituent programs to secure grants for institutional priorities. This position is central to orchestrating a comprehensive approach to seeking institutional support from and maintaining relationships with corporations and private foundations. In addition to raising financial support for academic programs, the work of this office increases the visibility of the University regionally and nationally.


Direct, promote, and develop corporate and private foundation support for Norwich’s academic priorities. Develop relationships with the University’s academic and constituent program leadership in order to understand their priorities and identify appropriate corporate or foundation support. Create and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and foundation prospects and donors.

Endeavor to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector that will result in funding for immediate and long-term goals of the University.

Coordinate the development of proposals with University administrators and faculty to successfully secure gifts/grants to meet institutional priorities. Write and edit grant proposals.

Advise the President and join him on key corporate and foundation visits. Works collaboratively with the Vice President of Development, the academic deans and directors, and principal and major gift officers, especially in instances where private foundations and individual donors overlap.

Meet on a regular basis with the Associate Vice President of Development to review development activity, to assess strategies for corporate and foundation prospects, to ensure distribution of required follow-up reports and letters, and to coordinate appropriate gift recognition.


Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Proven ability to initiate relationships and interact effectively with the business and foundation community. Excellent analytical, research, written and oral communications skills. Ability to meet project deadlines and maintain productive professional relationships.

Must be able to travel regionally and nationally as required and to work weekends and evenings as necessary. A team player who enjoys working independently and collaboratively and demonstrates initiative, creativity, sound judgment, discretion, and leadership skills.

Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other relational database is highly desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Director of CFR Search, via email:

Sep. 24, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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