Working Title: College Advancement Director
Job Summary/Essential Functions: This recruitment will be used to fill two positions - position placement will be based on qualifications.
These positions will plan, coordinate and execute comprehensive fundraising efforts for Eastern Washington University at the Major Gift level of $10,000 and above. The employee will identify priority goals for the assigned focus area and work with the Provost, Dean and Department Chairs to articulate these initiatives and cultivate donors for support. Work with areas of annual giving, planned giving and athletics to support donor initiatives. Write and present proposals that best reflect the interests of the donors. This work primarily includes alumni and friends of the university with some interactions with corporations and foundations. Participate as directed in the recognition and stewardship programs as gifts are received. Manage and maintain donor contact reports through proprietary donor contact software.
Travel is required for donor visits, primarily utilizing personal vehicle for visits in Eastern Washington region. Mileage reimbursement per state rates.
Conditions of Employment: This position, during the course of university employment, will be responsible for the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value: as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. Successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
Required Degree: Bachelor's degree
Required Discipline(s) for Degree: Preferred disciplines include Communications, Business, Marketing, Public Administration, or related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume.
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions.
Background Check (Unsupervised access to developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18): Yes
Work Schedule: Normal business hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Position will require evening and weekend work. Travel required (at least four days per month).
Two or more years of professional work experience in fundraising work, and familiarity with non-profit organizations.
In lieu of actual fundraising work, candidates with networking and cultivating resources, soliciting donors and/or clients will be considered.
Two or more years of experience marketing an organization and/or its events utilizing traditional and modern marketing techniques.
Valid drivers license.
Candidates must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.
Experience in Higher Education fundraising or development.