Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Development Director Senior (3) is responsible to developing, implementing and administering the College of Arts and Sciences' development efforts to support the unit's annual fundraising operation while managing a larger development team. Responsibilities include developing strategies to accomplish fundraising goals, leading and directing a development team in support of philanthropic efforts, and planning and conducting programs designed to promote the public's understanding of a unit's activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement. The Development Director Senior 3 has a personal fundraising responsibility of $2,500,000 or more. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of College of Arts and Sciences and university strategic development goals.
A Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of progressively responsible full-time professional fundraising or consultative sales experience within a complex organization, which includes at least five (5) years as a unit director or equivalent leadership experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Requires one year of Advancement experience within higher education or similar organization. Consultative sales are defined as the sale of real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients. Consultative sales positions are typically compensated on a commission basis and have the authority to negotiate the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers.
Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships.
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. Evening and weekend work required.
Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $500,000 and above.
Proven experience motivating and managing individuals and teams for maximum performance.
Prior experience working with academic and administration leadership.
Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
Experience in developing timely and compelling communication and stewardship material
College of Arts and Sciences
Development, Alumni Relations, and Communications, CAS
Commensurate of qualifications, education, and University guidelines
This is a permanent position
Screening Begin Date:
Screening of applications will begin on June 28, 2021 and will remain ongoing until a successful candidate has been identified.
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 and 2) cover letter. 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.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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