Washington State University Vancouver seeks an individual to join our Development and Alumni Relations team as Assistant Director of Development. We are a dynamic group who strive to connect the university with donors, community leaders and alumni with a focus on philanthropy to enrich our student experiences.
This position is a key member of the development team and is responsible for major gifts and development efforts for various fundraising priorities as defined by the director. There is an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts by individuals (defined as $25,000 and above) in the Southwest Washington/Portland metro and surrounding areas. This position will be located at WSU Vancouver and involves local and regional travel.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes eighteen (18) months of full-time fundraising experience which includes demonstrated success of face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $1000 or more, mass market fundraising, event planning and management, donor stewardship, fund tracking and acknowledgements to donors OR comparable experience and one (1) year of managerial experience. Comparable experience totaling four (4) years of progressively responsible full time experience in 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 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.
Must have or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver’s license. Ability to use own vehicle for local travel (mileage reimbursed). Ability to travel frequently, including overnight stays.
Demonstrated success in fundraising or relevant sales, marketing, or public relations positions. Fundraising experience at a comprehensive public or private research university or similar complex organization. Experience soliciting for major gifts of $25,000 and above. Experience with alumni/donor database applications. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, coworkers, constituents, and volunteers. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Experience in writing proposals. Experience in managing multiple projects and setting priorities. Experience with computer applications such as e-mail and word processing programs.
Internal Number: 98584
About Washington State University, Vancouver
As a vital, vibrant institution in Southwest Washington, Washington State University Vancouver was established in 1989 to enrich the intellectual, social and cultural life of the citizens of the region. Nearly 3,000 students are provided with opportunities to pursue 20 bachelor's degrees, nine master's degrees, and two doctoral degrees in more than 37 fields of student.
Washington State University, Vancouver is located in scenic Vancouver, Washington on the north bank of the Columbia River, 10 miles north of Portland. Vancouver is the fourth largest city in the state, with a population of 162,000. For more information visit http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/marketing-and-communications/fact-sheet