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Senior Director of Foundation Relations
Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina
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Date Posted September 13, 2018
Philanthropy-Foundation Relations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled



Clemson, South Carolina

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Clemson University in the search for a Senior Director of Foundation Relations.

With vision, leadership, and expertise, the Senior Director of Foundation Relations will be a highly successful, strategic, and knowledgeable member of the Clemson University Development Enterprise who is skilled in relationship building and grantsmanship. Clemson is well-positioned to take its Foundation Relations program to the next level and is seeking an exceptional Senior Director who has the skill, external network, and passion to work closely with university leadership to secure support for groundbreaking, high-impact programs.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with senior university administrators, faculty, and development colleagues to set strategic priorities and goals that align with the investment priorities of private foundations. The Senior Director will focus on national private foundations, and will also incorporate regional and family foundations into the university’s strategy to successfully seek and secure funding from the foundation sector.

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked as the 23rd best national public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. Founded in 1889, it remains committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 92 percent of Clemson seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. It was named among the best public college values by Kiplinger magazine in 2017, and Princeton Review named it among the “Colleges that pay you back” in 2017.

Clemson's beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. It also has research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina, in Greenville, Greenwood, Anderson, Columbia, and Charleston.

The research, outreach, and entrepreneurial projects led by its faculty and students are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. A recent study determined that Clemson has an annual $1.9 billion economic impact on the state.

Just as founder Thomas Green Clemson intertwined his life with the state’s economic and educational development, the Clemson Family impacts lives daily with their teaching, research and service.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is a minimum of seven years of experience preferably in a large, complex higher education environment. An advanced degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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