<< Back to Search

Director of Development 4

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-27
Req: R-1027


1522-NN - Director of Development 4

Business Title:

Director of Development 4


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Development Director 4 is responsible for supporting Carson College of Business fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of the Carson College of Business activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. 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 4 manages a portfolio of 100 – 125 donors, secures 12 – 16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $1,000,000 and $2,500,000. The Development Director 4 closes a third of their major gifts between $100,000 and $500,000+.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes three (3) 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • 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. Evening and weekend work required.

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:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience.
FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 12
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Area/College: Carson College of Business
Department Link: https://business.wsu.edu/give/
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by May 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:
1) Resume
2) Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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.




Diversity Profile: University


Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time