Development Director

Development Director

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 103712

Work Location: Other

Summary of Duties:
The Development Director will plan, implement, participate in and oversee all aspects of fundraising for the Office of International Programs and will be responsible for increasing the level of support individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources to meet annual and campaign-specific targets. The Development Director works closely with the Vice President for International Programs to advance the prioritized philanthropic revenue goals of the unit; plan, implement, participate and manage development activities between International Programs and external constituencies; act as liaison for collaborative efforts among the department, other areas within WSU, and the WSU Foundation in support of their Strategic Plan; oversee and participate in the gift/grant writing program; oversee donor relations and special events for International Programs that focus on fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship; and supervise development staff with input from WSU Foundation.

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.

Posting Open Date: 07/12/2017

Posting Close Date: 9/4/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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