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The Development Director provides leadership and management of the planning, execution, marketing and evaluation of fundraising and development-related activities for the three WSU Pullman Libraries, as well as direction of professional development staff and volunteers. Functions include but are not limited to: major gift fundraising; establishing fundraising goals and means to achieve them; planning and executing donor cultivation and stewardship events and public contact programs designed to promote understanding of the Libraries’ activities; actively managing (including personal solicitations) a portfolio of major gift prospects; managing the development budget and staff; and representing the Libraries and the University to internal and external constituents.
A Bachelor’s degree AND six (6) years of progressively responsible experience which includes three (3) years of full-time professional fund raising experience and at least two (2) years in an institution of higher education. Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission, evidence of ability to plan and execute a fund drive (i.e. responsibility for a project from conception to realization), demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations of gifts of $25,000 or more OR comparable experience. Comparable experience includes six (6) years of progressively responsible full-time sales, marketing, public relations, or advancement experience which has involved direct, face-to-face contact with clients, customers, prospective customers and members of the public, program oversight and management, clearly defined goals and objectives and a demonstrated track record of success may be substituted for the experience requirements. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.
Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing.
Experience leading or supervising the work of others.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with colleagues, co-workers, and volunteers.
Experience in using fundraising software such as Advance and Auction Pay.
Internal/promotional candidates will be considered first.
Applicants must include a resume, cover letter, and reference contact information with the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements.
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 veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
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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