University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
The majority of students and the NCAA Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

About the Role

The Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a driven, strategic and entrepreneurial professional with the knowledge and skills to secure six- and seven-figure gifts from foundations, corporations and other private grant-making organizations locally, regionally and beyond. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Senior Director will work with senior university leadership, faculty and staff to help guide and pursue funding opportunities that align with mission-driven priorities.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five years of progressively responsible and successful work experience with foundation and/or corporate fundraising.


  • Experience in higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated track record in successfully soliciting and stewarding six- and seven- figure foundation and corporate grants.

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise Include:

  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve goals.
  • Excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for managing a diverse number of projects in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Management experience.


Applications and Inquiries

University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for this position. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and current resume.

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AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.