Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Bryant University - Smithfield, RI
Bryant University seeks an Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to serve as a key partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of a master plan to raise optimal financial support from corporations and foundations in support of Bryant’s fundraising efforts, including but not limited to, Vision 2030 initiatives. The Executive Director will manage and lead a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects with the intent of building mutually beneficial relationships with Bryant University and exploring collaboration and financial support for the university and its priorities.

Bryant University is a private New England university with a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success. Located on 435 acres in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Bryant is just 12 miles from Providence and 50 miles from Boston. Its academic programs are distinguished by an integration of business and the arts and sciences with a global perspective. Combined, the colleges and schools of Bryant offer nearly 100 courses of study with all classes taught by faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students. At a time when a large segment of the U.S. population is questioning the value of higher education, Bryant’s academic model is uniquely positioned to address any hesitation about earning an undergraduate degree. Throughout its history, Bryant has consistently emphasized and utilized an immersive learning model focused on creating outcomes for students and a talent pipeline for the global economy.

Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined by its intellectual endeavors and the diversity of its campus community. It encourages members of the Bryant community to be open-minded, critical thinkers who possess the courage and patience to grow in their understanding of differences. Doing so on a personal level reaffirms the critical role that divergent voices play in making Bryant University a world-class institution dedicated to inclusion in all aspects of teaching, learning, and living harmoniously in a shared scholarly environment.

"Thank you for your interest in Bryant University’s newly created, Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial corporate and foundation relations leader who is looking to help harness the power of education to transform student lives, create purpose-driven leaders, and positively impact our global economy." — Lauren McLellan, Assistant Vice President, Development

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.