Working Title Director- Philanthropy [Major Gifts Officer]
Inspire Awesome with Eastern Washington University. Due to an internal promotion, a retirement and attrition, we are currently seeking three Directors of Philanthropy [Major Gift Officers].
These positions will plan, coordinate and execute comprehensive fundraising efforts for Eastern Washington University at the Major Gift level of $10,000 and above. These positions will identify priority goals and work with University leadership, including Deans, to articulate these initiatives and cultivate donors for support. They will work with areas of annual giving, planned giving and athletics to support donor initiatives. These positions write and present proposals that best reflect the interests of the donors. This work primarily includes alumni and friends of the university, with some interaction with corporations and foundations. These positions will participate as directed in the recognition and stewardship programs as gifts are received, and they will 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.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
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About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt or, 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 applicant will be required to pass a background check for continued employment.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath, email@example.comRequired Qualifications:
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.