Regis University


Director, Corporate Giving


Department: University Advancement (Department)


Position Category: Staff


FTE: 1.0


Schedule: Monday – Friday

8:30am – 5:00pm

Evenings, weekends and travel required as needed.


Will driving be required?: Yes


If temporary, list start date:


If temporary, list end date:


Requested start date for this position: 1/5/2017


Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with education and experience


Benefits Eligible: Yes


Campus Location: Northwest Denver


Full-time or Part-time: Full-Time


Posting Number: 201100863


Job Summary:


Located in Denver, America's number one city to live in, Regis University is the premiere Jesuit Catholic institution in the 13-state Rocky Mountain Region. The University began implementing the “Regis Rising” strategic plan in 2014, a bold strategic plan for the future. The strategic plan serves as the basis for the $150 million “Rise and Ignite” Comprehensive Campaign, which has been approved by the Board of Trustees and is currently in the “Silent Phase” of operations.


The essential and sacred mission of University Advancement is to build meaningful relationships and inspire philanthropy on behalf of Regis University. As a member of the advancement team, the Director of Corporate Giving plays a key role in the identification and engagement of new corporate funding partners. This individual will be a skilled fundraiser, strong communicator and a person who works collaboratively with and through others to achieve success.


“Rise and Ignite” addresses the fundraising needs of the University's five colleges – Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College of Business and Economics, College of Computer and Information Sciences and College of Contemporary Liberal Studies.

As such, this position will cultivate and manage corporate relationships, execute strategies for the successful engagement and ultimate solicitation of corporate prospects as it relates to all five colleges of Regis University. He/she is expected to work independently to be self-motivated in initiating contacts with corporate prospects. The Director of Corporate Giving will also be expected to work in a collegial manner with university leaders and the Corporate and Foundation Giving team in creating and implementing strategies and goal setting designed to achieve annual fundraising and activity goals.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


The responsibilities of the Director of Corporate Giving include, but are not limited to the following activities:

• Develop corporate solicitation strategies that meet the priority fundraising needs of the university. As part of the solicitation process, facilitate good communication and access between companies and the university. Develop and maintain corporate relationships to meet University funding priorities. Identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic partnerships with companies committed to research in order to develop strategies for mutual benefit.

• Serve as the primary manager for a portfolio of corporate prospects. The goal is to understand companies’ interests and to develop complementary engagement strategy and subsequently proposals for major gifts of $50,000 and above. Determine specific purpose and level of partnership and identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation.

• Discuss, coordinate, and pursue corporate funding objectives, articulated by development, deans, and administrators, with designated major gift/unit development directors, trustees, the president, and other administrators.

• Write proposals, collaborating with other staff in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Giving and faculty.

• Coordinate effective corporate site visits (on and off campus) involving university administration, trustees, deans, and faculty.

• Maintain an effective program of stewardship of corporate partners, including initiating and writing timely and accurate stewardship reports.

• Work with the research team to prepare briefings on key prospects and to write descriptions of suggested funding opportunities that will lead to compelling proposals.

• Professionally and positively represent the Office of Corporate and Foundation Giving (and thus, the advancement division) as a first-class, effective, and successful operation to all outside constituencies, including corporations, university units, and central administration.

• Maintain project/prospect status reports for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Giving.

• Planning, developing, and implementing effective corporate and foundation giving department procedures


Minimum Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree required. At least three years of successful, direct experience in development in a university, including solicitation of major corporate gifts, or five or more years of industrial experience in sales, marketing, planning, research, manufacturing, or engineering in a technology-based corporation.

• Excellent business communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, are essential.

• Experience in managing a varied and extensive portfolio of projects. Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and fundraising goals, with superior client service instincts and skills, is mandatory. Consistently producing a high quantity and quality of work is required in this position.

• Knowledge of and commitment to the role of a Jesuit, private, comprehensive university in the system of higher education.

• Ability to travel for work is required.


Preferred Qualifications:


Advanced degree.


About Regis:


Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The motto “Men and Women in Service of Others” on the University seal describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is comprised of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, College of Computer & Information Sciences & College of Business & Economics.


Regis University’s main campus is based in Denver, Colorado, but has campuses throughout Colorado’s Front Range and through its distance learning initiatives. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and for the 19th consecutive year has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top school in the western region.


UA EEO Statement:


This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.


“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”


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Open Until Filled: Yes


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