Director of Development - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Establish, direct, plan, and manage fund raising goals, stewardship, cultivation, solicitations, public relations, and communications for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

Responsible for budget oversight, annual giving and major gift strategies for these units, with a focus on major gifts of $25,000 and over.

Direct alumni relations and special events that focus on external constituencies.

Provide strategy and supervision for department volunteers and advisory boards, and supervise development staff as their activities pertain to the Voiland College of Engineering.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $50,000 and above.
Proven experience in motivating and managing individuals and teams for maximum performance.
Experience with corporate and foundation proposal writing.
Experience with creating / developing/ leading new organizations/units/teams, and establishing objectives, and developing and implementing plans to successfully accomplish these objectives.
Prior experience working with academic and administration leadership. Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
Clear written and verbal communication skills; mature personal interaction skills with prospects/donors, faculty, development officers, and administration
Advanced degree.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Additional information about The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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 (

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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