Associate Vice President, Central Development Units
Title: 1206-NN - Associate Vice President of Development
Business Title: Associate Vice President, Central Development Units
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Associate Vice President, Central Development Units (AVP) provides leadership, strategy and is responsible for successful implementation of the central development unit efforts within the Washington State University Foundation (WSUF).
This position serves as WSUF's de facto Campaign Director, creating philanthropic strategies and campaign plans, managing campaign committees, and partnering with staff, alumni and external constituents to fulfill campaign goals.
In partnership with top leadership, this role creates a strategic plan that includes ambitious and realistic goal-setting for fundraising, and plans for the establishment of programs for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of top-tier prospects in support of the University's comprehensive campaign. This is a management position at the university that, in addition to leading the overall central development unit function, will also supervise staff directly, make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training and mentoring, manage performance and determine future staffing needs.
The incumbent serves as a member of the WSUF Leadership Team with responsibilities including: optimization of fundraising operations within the central development units and participation on cross-functional project teams related to the University's capital campaign.
The incumbent will manage a small portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
This is position may be eligible for remote work options. Remote work opportunity to be discussed at time of interview.
Positions require a Master's Degree in a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of related professional experience in a fundraising/development unit or department within a complex organization, with preference given to experience in a higher education setting. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in the areas of annual giving, major gifts, and corporate and foundation relations.
Impressive record of successful fundraising in a complex organization or university system, closing major gifts of $100K or more.
Demonstrated success managing a fundraising unit within a $1 billion or greater campaign.
Evidence of the ability to plan and execute a fundraising plan from conception to realization.
Seven (7) years or more of experience managing a fundraising team.
Deep appreciation and understanding of the academic enterprise and the ability to articulate academic values internally and externally.
Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning.
Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to establish and maintain internal and external relationships.
Proven experience motivating and managing individuals and teams for maximum performance.
Proven ability to support employee inclusion and professional development.
Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver's license at time of hire. Evening and weekend work required.
Experience working within a complex academic environment, such as a large state university with multiple colleges, campuses and programs.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience. FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary: Permanent Position Term in months: 12 City, State, Zip: Pullman WA, 99163
Department: University Advancement Department Link:foundation.wsu.edu Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: This position is open until filled, screening of applicants will begin March 23, 2021. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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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.