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Advancement Officer, Sr. (Corporate and Foundation Relations)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff

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Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

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Job Summary

The Senior Advancement Officer Corporate Relations reports to AVP Development and Fundraising and is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of Corporations and Corporate Foundations, to generate revenue gifts-in-kind for the Institute. Revenue is defined as philanthropy and sponsored research.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and seven (7) or more years experience in Corporate Relations

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree 
Experience at other Top 50 research academic institutions 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to work with faculty and to translate very technical information into a “value proposition" to non-technical external audiences and corporate prospects.
• Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Rensselaer and the major initiatives
• Ability to set priorities while also contributing to team effort in Institute Advancement.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• A strong organizational skills
• Flexibility in dealing with a wide range of business representatives
• Ability to process information quickly and accurately
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
• Ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects and deadlines
• Ability to work in a team environment


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Travel is a significant component of the position (greater than 25%)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until September 29, 2022.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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