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As a member of the Corporate Relations team, coordinate the development and implementation of fundraising activities to meet the goals of CR. Develop/edit written proposals and solicit gifts/grants from corporations in collaboration with university faculty and staff, foster corporate relationships, identify and research corporate prospects for major research projects and collaborations, track reporting requirements, manage annual fundraising and special events, and provide related support functions. . Represent the university to internal and external constituents. This position must exercise independent judgment and initiative in performing these duties as well as demonstrate a high level of confidentiality.
A Bachelor’s 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 Master’s 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.
Experience in higher education or similar complex organization.
Experience working under pressure, meeting project deadlines and balancing multiple projects and priorities for various people.
Previous coordination and project management responsibilities, including demonstrated ability to create, initiate, strategize and organize activities, events or programs.
-Develop, manage, and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate giving and sponsorship.
-Proactively seek opportunities to explore partnership opportunities with identified corporations.
-Write reports, profiles, and proposals in support of fundraising objectives.
-Apply creativity to the cultivation and stewardship of gifts to the University; coordinate these activities.
-Accurately document fundraising activity through donor database; maintain confidentiality of donor information.
-Work directly with Foundation Relations, University and development staff to implement corporate partnership agreements.
Strategy and Prospect Management
-Identify corporate prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential.
-Prepare reports on corporate programs.
-Research and develop corporate strategy materials.
-Meet with WSU faculty and researchers; research and identify areas for collaboration between university and corporations.
-Represent the University to internal and external constituents.
-Work closely with Foundation Relations, WSU Foundation, and Office of Economic Development staff to ensure clear lines of communication and effective coordination.
-Provide administrative support.
-Organize and attend events, determining the appropriate faculty and staff to represent the university
-Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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