Northeastern University seeks a self-motivated and strategic Officer of Corporate & Foundation Relations to pursue multidisciplinary, top-level relationships with corporations and foundations in support of the university’s ambitious goals. A critical member of the Advancement division, the Officer will attract funding for the university by managing a portfolio of some of Northeastern’s leading partners.
Led by President Joseph Aoun, Northeastern University is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university’s global network of campuses includes the Boston flagship campus, which offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, as well as graduate campuses in Charlotte, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Portland, ME.
Classified as a top-tier research institution and listed at #40 according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best National Universities Rankings, Northeastern University has elevated itself to a powerhouse on par with the nation’s elite research colleges and universities. These achievements build upon Northeastern’s unprecedented momentum, which includes continued investments in research and faculty recruitment, record-high student applications, and momentous fundraising success.
The university is bringing to life its game-changing vision of transforming itself into a diverse network of learners and innovators and setting the necessary infrastructure so that members of its global community are empowered to succeed in an era of unprecedented technological and cultural change. Northeastern University’s more than 3,500 corporate partners around the world represent unlimited possibilities for employer engagement, career design, cooperative education (the university's cornerstone experiential learning program), and research enterprise services.
In support of this vision, the Officer will carry and further develop a portfolio of targeted corporate and foundation prospects, acting as a connector between the university and the corporate and foundation community. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, Rob Silk, the Officer will establish, cultivate, and steward relationships at multiple levels by developing, implementing, and coordinating outreach, communications, and solicitation strategies.
The Officer will work closely with colleges and programs on corporate and foundation outreach, with primary attention being paid to the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). As a single point-of-contact for strategic relationship planning and coordination, the Officer will closely partner with faculty and research administration to develop and submit proposals for funding; create strategies to advance the University’s mission by leveraging funding opportunities; and steward existing grants while also providing faculty with funder related guidance.