Business Title: Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus
Location: WSU VANCOUVER CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus:
Are you an experienced fundraiser or salesperson? Want to make a difference in the lives of university students and faculty? If you enjoy planning and managing fundraising campaigns, cultivating relationships with donors and alumni, and writing proposals, WSU Vancouver Development and Alumni Relations has a Director of Development position to consider!
Summary of Duties:
Responsible for supporting Washington State University Vancouver's fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of WSU Vancouver's activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money.
Activities may include, but are not limited to, annual giving campaign, major gift development of $25,000+, and planned gift identification and advancement. Extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere is required.
Development Director 1 manages a portfolio of approximately 200 prospective donors, opens/plans a minimum of 100 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $100,000 and $250,000+.
Positions require a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years Advancement experience or comparable experience in sales, marketing, or public relations that has involved direct face-to-face contact with clients, customers, prospective customers, and/or members of the public. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience promoting diversity and working with diverse constituencies.
Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising and/or client development principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning/management.
Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.
Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver's license at time of hire.
Evenings and weekend work required.
Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $25,000 and above.
Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
Experience engaging faculty and translating their research into layman terms for prospective donors.
Experience with alumni/donor database applications.
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Monthly Salary: $4,869/month - $5,500 /month ($58,428 - $66,000/year), commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Work Location and Schedule:
This position is not eligible for remote/hybrid work assignments.
WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program.
Posting Close Date:
This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on July 6, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
1) Resume (uploaded in the resume section).
2) A cover letter (uploaded in the first questionnaire).
3) A diversity statement (also uploaded in the first questionnaire, see information below).
Please include a diversity statement on past, current and future contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in alignment with WSU Vancouver's mission through your work with the university. Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.
As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.
Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.
Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
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 its C...ommunity 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.