Corporate Relations Wizard


Are you great at puzzles and building lasting relationships? Can you create quick connections with people and follow through on your promises?

Bastyr University educates international leaders in natural health at our campuses in Washington and Southern California. Our alumni are often sought after by the media from national programs to local television. They’ve won awards, work next to renown doctors and at award winning health organizations, and have expanded the recognition that nature is at the center of transforming the health and well-being of the human community. When you join the fundraising department will place you in a critical position to shape Bastyr’s future. As a member of a small passionate team your understanding of strategy and best practices will help us to generate lasting resources that will shape the University’s culture for years.

Do you love the idea of taking an established program to the next level? If you’re in Western Washington visit the Kenmore campus and meander through the gardens or along the Sacred Seeds Ethnobotanical Trail to get a firsthand sense of the healing power of nature at Bastyr. We are eager to welcome the right person on board, so please apply by May 10, 2021. Our fundraising magic is conducted in Kenmore, WA and Southern California, so we are open to a remote position for the right fit.

About Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Bastyr:

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 


The Corporate Relations Officer is responsible for leading the corporate relations program and working closely with the associate director and vice president to strategical grow sponsors and business partnerships. They will manage a portfolio of corporate contacts and oversee all aspects of the sponsor program.


Manage Corporate Relations Programs

  • Contribute on 3-5 year department strategy to establish robust development program
  • Develop an annual comprehensive strategic plan for corporate relationships and the sponsorship program with guidance from Associate Director of Development and Vice President for Advancement and Enrollment Services
  • Manage pipeline of 120 constituents
  • Create proposals and present, or prepare natural partners, to present to prospective donors
  • Represent Bastyr University at trade shows and exhibitions 2-4 per year
  • Conduct visits on and off-site
  • Maintain contact updates and key correspondence in the donor database and Sharepoint
  • Assess and evaluate corporate relations program
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships internally with the clinics, academic departments, Finance, Student Financial Aid, Career Services to foster their involvement in the proposal creation, prospect identification, and sponsor benefits
  • Work with clinics to monitor gift in-kind activities and corporate prospects
  • Oversee 2-4 product education fairs for students and alumni
  • Lead coordination of sponsor lectures for platinum sponsors


  • Reports to the Associate Director of Development and does not directly supervise other positions
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed
  • Contribute to budget discussions
  • Submit expenses
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3-5 years in fundraising development, natural health industry sales, and/or higher education field working with organizations
  • Driven, self-motivated, and creative relationship builder who actively pursues new funding opportunities


  • Solid Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and Teams skills
  • Good etiquette virtually and in person
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passion for natural health
  • Strong sense of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strategic self-starter
  • Project or event planning a plus

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #21-021 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Other Notes:

Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or