Division Chair, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Full Time Part Time
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  • Job ID 125824

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Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


The Division Chair has responsibility for the strategic direction and fundraising success of the Corporate and Foundation Relations program (CFR). The Division Chair will plan, implement, and direct a comprehensive program to identify, cultivate, and solicit support from corporations, affiliated corporate foundations, and public and private foundations aligned with institutional priorities. The Division  Chair will maintain collaborative partnerships within the Department of Development, as well as key partners within the institution, including Research Administration, Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, the Executive Health Program, Supply Chain and others, to leverage key institutional relationships at Mayo Clinic for the purpose of securing philanthropic support and grants. The Division Chair for Corporate and Foundation Relations will serve as a member of the Department’s Management Team. The Division Chair supervises a team of CFR officers and other team members. In addition, this position will actively maintain a portfolio of prospects, and successfully cultivate and solicit $1,000,000+ gifts and/or grants. 


Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience with at least 5 years of management experience OR a Master’s degree plus 8 years of fundraising experience with at least 5 years of management experience. 

Must have exceptional organization skills and demonstrated ability to accomplish both broad, visionary assignments as well as complex, detailed projects. The Division Chair will be decisive and have strong conceptual, creative, problem-solving and team building skills. A willingness to travel is essential. Strong preference for candidates with deep experience working with private foundations. Track record of directly soliciting and closing 8-figure corporate gifts and grants is a plus.

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International Assignment


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Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


Kylene Schaefer

  • Rochester, MN
  • Development/Philanthropy

#Mayo Clinic
Location: US (Remote)

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