Foundation Relations Officer (#990997)

Reference: JOB961
Employer: Kent State University

Initiate, develop and coordinate fundraising approaches to secure gifts, grants and donations from foundations to support university priorities. Maintain a pool of foundation prospects, both locally and nationally. Generate support for university priorities to meet or exceed established fundraising goals and responsibilities. Reports to the Director, Foundation Relations.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in development, donor relations or relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education administration. Experience in foundation fundraising.


Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.  The annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies.  This is the eighth time the university has been selected for this honor in ten years.


Application Deadline:  October 31, 2017


Application Process:  Please apply online at; include a resume and cover letter.  For a quick link to the application and a complete job description use:  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website:  This is a 5-year term position and will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.


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posted October 25, 2017