Assistant Director Leadership, Special and Annual Gifts - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development is a key member of the development team in the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Alumni and Development Office, sharing significant responsibilities for the advancement of the development efforts, with an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding leadership, special and annual gifts (defined as $1,000 to $49,999 and above).

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in writing proposals.

Experience in managing multiple projects and setting priorities.

Experience with software applications such as e-mail, spreadsheets and word processing programs.

Experience with alumni/donor database applications.

Experience asking for gifts of $10,000 or more.

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.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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

Keyword Phrases

  • CAHNRS Alumni & Development
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  • Development and Fund Raising
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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