Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus
Washington State University Pullman
Location: Pullman, Washington
Internal Number: 3792194
Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus
Title: 1519-NN_ADMINPRO - Director of Development 1
Business Title: Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus
Location: WSU VANCOUVER CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1, Vancouver Campus:
If your New Year's resolution involves making a job move that brings together your career passion with serving the greater good, then check out our opening for Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1!
This position focuses on philanthropic activity with the aim of cultivating donors and raising annual funds to support the campus fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach to alumni and prospective donors. Your efforts will include annual giving, major gift development of $25,000+ and potential planned giving identification. This position focuses on raising scholarship gifts, execute annual giving campaigns, and secure sponsorships. There is significant travel within the southwest Washington/Portland Metro area.
As a Discovery Officer/Director of Development 1, you will manage a portfolio of approximately 200 donors, and upon successful training and onboarding, be responsible for raising $250,000+/annually.
The WSU Vancouver development team is accomplished and dedicated to the success of the whole team. We are looking for another individual who is goal oriented and motivated to meet with individuals to assess private support to WSU Vancouver, someone who has excellent organizational and communication skills, self-driven and works well on a team. Previous development/fundraising experience is a plus but not necessary as we will train you and give you the tools you need to succeed.
WSU Vancouver is part of the Washington State University system located in Vancouver, WA educating approximately 3000 students-45% are first generation students.
Summary of Duties:
Responsible for supporting Washington State University Vancouver's fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of WSU Vancouver's activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money.
Activities may include, but are not limited to, annual giving campaign, major gift development of $25,000+, and planned gift identification and advancement. Extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere is required.
Development Director 1 manages a portfolio of approximately 200 prospective donors, opens/plans a minimum of 100 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $100,000 and $250,000+.
Positions require a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years Advancement experience or comparable experience in sales, marketing, or public relations that has involved direct face-to-face contact with clients, customers, prospective customers, and/or 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.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience promoting diversity and working with diverse constituencies.
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.
Evenings and weekend work required.
Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $25,000 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.
This position is not eligible for remote/hybrid work assignments.
$5,000/month - $5,833/month ($60,000 - $70,000/year). In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full approved salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current skills and abilities related to the position. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
This position is eligible for a one-time bonus of up to $4000 once an employee successfully completes employment for 6 months. More information regarding the hiring incentive payment program can be located on the HRS website: Hiring Incentive - Human Resource Services (WSU).
This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on January 30, 2023.
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.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
Resume (uploaded in the resume section).
A cover letter (uploaded in the first questionnaire).
A Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (uploaded in the additional questionnaire, see information below).
Please include a statement on contributions to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Provide examples from your past activities and experience as well as your future plans to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at WSU Vancouver. Include examples such as any of the following: Programming, events, and initiatives; Committee, council, or board service; Student and/or staff outreach, recruitment, and retention; Community engagement and volunteerism. WSU Vancouver's strategic plan embeds equity in all 5 goals, including a specific goal for equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (Goal 4). Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan.
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.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.
As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.
Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.
Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does.
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.
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