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Director of Development

Job description

Job location: HULBERT HALL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-14
Req: R-86


1521-NN - Director of Development 3

Business Title:

Director of Development





Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Number:

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Development Director 3 is responsible for supporting the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. Positions at this level may have assigned lead or management responsibilities for assigned development staff. These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development of $25,000 or more, and planned gift identification and advancement. Extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere is required. A Development Director 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000.

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 12 months

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes two (2) years of full-time fundraising experience, 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 $50,000 or more, OR comparable experience. Comparable experience includes progressively responsible full-time consultative sales in real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients, which includes negotiating the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers, program oversight and management, clearly defined goals and objectives, and a demonstrated track record of sales success. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.

Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships

Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising and/or client development principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning/management.

Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.

Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license at time of hire.

Must be able and willing to working evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $100,000 and above.

Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.

Experience engaging faculty and translating their research into layman terms for prospective donors.

Experience with alumni/donor database applications.

Additional Information:

Department Link: https://cahnrs.wsu.edu/alumni/
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check
Required Documents:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

Posting Close Date (If empty, open until filled):

January 20, 2021

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 veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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 hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/29/2020
Application Due: 1/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time