Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
As a member of the Washington State University Athletic Department team, you have the opportunity to serve over 450 student-athletes and 17 athletic programs. Washington State University (WSU) is Washington's land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. As one of the nation's top public research institutions, WSU conducts research that improves the lives of people in the state of Washington, the United States, and across the globe.
WSU is located in the college town of Pullman, situated in the picturesque Palouse. The region offers countless activities to explore the beauty of our state and the inland Northwest.
The mission of Washington State Athletics is to unleash excellence. We provide a transformational student-athlete experience, while elevating Washington State University through competitive excellence, campus collaboration, and community engagement.
Our core values represent passion, resiliency, integrity, diversity & inclusion, and excellence. WSU Athletics is committed to serving our student-athletes and representing our university on a national platform by competing in the Pac-12 Conference.
Benefits at WSU include comprehensive and competitive packages and the department provides a support structure for professional growth and development.
Together, we will achieve what was once defined as impossible. Go Cougs!
Summary of Duties:
The Development Director 1 is responsible for supporting the Cougar Athletic Fund's (CAF) fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of the CAF's 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 1 manages a portfolio of at least 200 prospective donors, opens/plans a minimum of 100 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $100,000 and $250,000.
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
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.
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.
Area/College: Intercollegiate Athletics Department Name: Cougar Athletic Fund City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164 Department Link: https://wsucougars.com/ Monthly Salary: $5,000 FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: May 24, 2021 and will remain open until filled. This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies.
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: Cover Letter and Resume
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.