Director of Development 2 at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-03
Req: R-805


1520-NN - Director of Development 2

Business Title:

Director of Development 2


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

The Development Director 2 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. 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 2 manages a portfolio of approximately 150 donors, secures 5-15 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 15 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $250,000 and $750,000.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes one year of full-time fundraising experience of successful face-to-face gift solicitation of $50,000 or more, or equivalent experience; equivalent experience includes experience in sales; marketing; public relations; and/or advancement experience which has involved direct face-to-face contact with clients, customers, prospective customers and members of the public. 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 work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $50,000 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:

Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department Name: Alumni and Development

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $5,833.33

FTE: 100%

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: April 21, 2021

Application Instructions:

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 professional references within the application

Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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

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