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The Assistant Director of Development is a key member of the WSU Vancouver Development and Alumni Relations office. This position shares significant responsibilities for the advancement of the WSU Vancouver major and planned giving development efforts for WSU Vancouver. . This position’s core responsibilities will have a particular emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts (defined as $25,000 and above) in the Southwest Washington/Portland region and surrounding areas. This position will be based in Vancouver on the WSU Vancouver campus.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes eighteen (18) months of full-time fundraising experience which includes demonstrated success of face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $1000 or more, mass market fundraising, event planning and management, donor stewardship, fund tracking and acknowledgements to donors OR comparable experience and one (1) year of managerial experience. Comparable experience totaling four (4) years of progressively responsible full time experience in 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 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 success in fundraising or relevant sales, marketing, or public relations positions.
Demonstrated success in exceeding constituent service or product expectations.
Fundraising experience at a comprehensive public or private research university or similar complex organization.
Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, constituents, and volunteers.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Experience in writing proposals.
Experience in managing multiple projects and setting priorities.
Experience with microcomputer applications such as e-mail and word processing programs.
Experience with alumni/donor database applications.
Experience asking for major gifts of $25,000 and above.
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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