Summary of Duties: The Development Coordinator is responsible for fundraising and culture of philanthropy programming support for the Annual Giving Office. This position analyzes historical and donor data to assist with strategic planning and project management. This position performs a variety of administrative and management support tasks, as well as serves as an office liaison system wide for annual giving activities. The incumbent trains, educates, and guides WSU Foundation(WSUF) internal partners and stakeholders to maintain effective Annual Giving fundraising efforts across the University; serves as a resource to University internal partners for direct fundraising strategy, process, and consultation; maintains positive working relationships and collaborates with internal partners; aids in program development to ensure WSUF Annual Giving serves the needs of WSU and the WSUF; represents the WSUF to internal and external constituents; and engages in fundraising activities that include cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree and two (2) years of experience, which includes six (6) months of full-time experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and execute assignments. A Masters degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.