Assistant Director, Office of Industry Partnerships

POSTED: September 14, 2022
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the executive directors and directors to provide research assistance and help prepare corporate reports for them and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare and submit annual proposals and stewardship reports for top corporate prospects, working collaboratively with appropriate Office of Industry Partnerships and development staff, student organizations, faculty, and administrators, and following donor guidelines and requirements.
  • When appropriate, administer gift processing activities; distribute notification of funding for departments to provide allocations; provide documentation to ensure timely and accurate acknowledgement and resolution of metrics.
  • When asked, assist with on-campus visits by corporate executives/representatives, including scheduling meetings and arranging tours.
  • When asked, attend corporate visits/meetings and assist with notetaking and generating meeting minutes and follow-up item lists as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with University Conference team to organize and stage events utilizing university resources or external vendors and collaborate with appropriate university departments, i.e., company days on campus, lecture series, student-focused events, information sessions, and others.
  • Ensure cooperation and coordination with all constituencies through consistent and effective communication.
  • Lead process for data quality management specific to proposals and sponsored research funding.
  • Deliver a high level of customer service to all constituents at all times. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain Office of Industry Partnerships internal SharePoint site.
  • Prepare corporate relationship summaries and assist with strategy documents.
  • Assist with the processing and recording of Gift-in-Kind paperwork.
  • Maintain list of College/unit contacts.
  • Provide support to Office of Industry Partnerships staff, including the compilation of orientation and training materials.
  • Manage planning schedule of stewardship reports and proposals.
  • Respond to inquiries with accurate and timely information.
  • Manage OIP-branded marketing needs as requested. 


  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and the ability to represent the University with tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with diverse groups of people required.
  • Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, database, data query, internet, etc., necessary.
  • Ability to draw sound and timely conclusions when analyzing complex, technical information desired.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage ambiguity, and maintain quality of detailed work while meeting competing and inflexible deadlines.
  • Handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Some travel and weekend duties required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Professional work experience in a competitive/closely related field/environment required.
  • Proposal writing and fundraising experience preferred.
  • Other relevant higher education experience with a comprehensive development program is desired. 

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A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.


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