Available Title(s): 1512-NN_ADMINPRO - Director of Development Senior 3
Business Title: Senior Director of Development 3
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
As a member of the Washington State University (WSU) Pullman leadership team, the Senior Director of Development3 is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering the WSU Pullman campus development and advancement strategy. In partnership with senior leadership, this role creates a strategic philanthropic plan that includes ambitious and realistic goal setting for fundraising and plans for the establishment of programs for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of top-tier prospects, which includes creating partnerships with staff, alumni, and external constituents to fulfill fundraising goals. This position will oversee development efforts for WSU Pullman Student Affairs and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, while providing strong mentorship, coordination, and collaborative leadership to additional areas (campus units, colleges, and areas) to ensure cohesion across the campus.
The Senior Director of Development will develop methods and strategies to accomplish fundraising/philanthropic goals. This position builds collaborative partnerships and relations with various organizations, programs, and professionals, both internal and external to WSU.
These efforts may include but are not limited to, annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of the university's strategic development goals.
This is a Pullman-based employee, with options for a hybrid work arrangement.
A Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of progressively responsible full-time professional fundraising or consultative sales experience within a complex organization, which includes at least five (5) years as a unit director or equivalent leadership experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Requires one year of Advancement experience within higher education or similar organization.
Consultative sales are defined as the sale of real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients. Consultative sales positions are typically compensated on a commission basis and have the authority to negotiate the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers.
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.
Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver's license at the time of hire. Evening and weekend work required.
Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $500,000 and above.
Proven experience motivating and managing individuals and teams for maximum performance.
Prior experience working with academic and administrative leadership.
Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
An advanced degree.
Area/College: WSU Pullman Department Name: WSU Pullman Chancellor's Office City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163 Remote and/or hybrid options are available for this position. Department Link:Office of the Chancellor Monthly Salary: $8,338.26 - $12,074.23 | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU's Administrative Professional Compensation. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.
Overtime Eligibility: This position is not overtime eligible.
FTE: 100% This is a permanent position. Posting Close Date:This recruitment has been re-posted and will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Screening has begin and will remain ongoing. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made. Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Required Documents:
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