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Vice Chancellor Development

WSU Spokane Health Sciences
✪ Spokane, WA

The Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences is responsible for developing, implementing and administering the WSU Health Sciences development efforts to support the Health Sciences’ annual fundraising operation while managing a development team and leading other development professionals, including the Senior Directors of Development in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Responsibilities include developing methods and strategies to accomplish fundraising goals, leading and directing a development team in support of philanthropic efforts, and planning and conducting programs designed to promote the public’s understanding of a Health Sciences’ activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. This position builds collaborative partnership and relations with a variety of medical organizations, programs, and professionals across the state of Washington in support of the WSU Spokane Health Sciences mission.

These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement. The Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences has a personal fundraising responsibility of $2,500,000 or more. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of the Health Sciences and university strategic development goals.

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Business Applications Developer

Advancement Innovation and Business Intelligence
✪ Pullman, WA; MAY BE REMOTE ELIGIBLE

The Business Applications Developer is responsible for the development, implementation, operation, maintenance, documentation, and support of WSU Foundation business applications.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing Foundation business requirements
  • Designing application solutions
  • Constructing & testing application components
  • Modifying and / or enhancing existing application components
  • Integrating new applications / application procedures
  • Documenting application solutions
  • Deploying application solutions
  • Providing customer support

This position works closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions that align with WSU Foundation strategies and organizational standards.

This position conducts planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration and maintenance for the complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). They make recommendations towards the development of new code and / or reuse of existing code and software.

This position participates in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation, and buy versus build recommendations.

As part of the Application Developer team, they will participate in multiple software development methodologies including, but not limited to, waterfall, prototype, rapid application development, and agile, as applied to extremely small team sizes.

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Advancement Records, Program Assistant

Advancement Innovation and Business Intelligence
✪ Pullman, WA

This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of biographical and other non-gift related information in databases for the WSU Foundation.

The accuracy and completeness of information including, but not limited to, name, address, employment, activity and committee involvement, other affiliations, and prospect and volunteer tracking, maintained on a database of approximately 663,000 WSU alumni, donors, faculty/staff, friends, and students, and corporations and foundations, with an annual growth of approximately 17,000 records per year. This information is of vital importance to the university’s fund/friend raising goals and is used extensively by WSU Foundation advancement professionals and staff, college and department personnel, and student organization members, as well as external constituents of WSU.

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Development Operations Coordinator

Carson College of Business
✪ Pullman, WA

In partnership with the Co-Chief Development Officers, the Development Operations Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting the Carson College of Business’ development and donor relations efforts. This unique opportunity is ideal for someone who is project management and task oriented, is entrepreneurial, and wants to manage internal operations of a development program.

This position will coordinate the Carson College of Business Office of Development internal and fiscal operations. This position serves as a liaison between the Carson College of Business and the WSU Foundation, and is responsible for analyzing and auditing philanthropic activities, ensuring proper creation of gift agreements and gift accounts. In addition, this position manages the Carson College of Business pledge process. This position creates endowment and specialized impact reports for donors and alumni. This position is responsible for donor and alumni communication pertaining to Gift Use Agreements (GUA), pledge agreements, specialized impact reports, and student thank you letters for scholarships. This position will collaborate with CCB scholarship office, providing on-going analysis and reconciliation of endowed and current use scholarship funds in the college.

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Director of Development

College of Arts and Sciences
✪ Western Washington

The Director of Development 3 is responsible for supporting unit fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of a unit’s activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. Positions at this level may have assigned lead or management responsibilities for assigned development staff. 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 Director of Development 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125 – 150 donors, 12 – 16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Director of Development 3 closes a third of major gifts at $50,000 or higher.

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Development Coordinator

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
✪ Pullman, WA

The Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of fundraising activities to meet the goals of the Alumni and Development Office within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: organizing, implementing, and evaluating special events; stewardship of gifts including acknowledgment letters, specialized endowment and campaign reports; performing public relation responsibilities; soliciting annual gifts and sponsorship from individuals and/or corporations; administering alumni relation programs; fostering alumni and friends relationships; managing annual gift fundraising programs such as Call-a-Coug, direct mail, giving day campaigns, and provide related support functions; representing WSU to internal and external constituents; and performing other duties as assigned.

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Director of Development

WSU Everett
✪ Everett, WA

The Development Director 2 is responsible for supporting the WSU Everett campus fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of a unit’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 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.

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Development Coordinator

College of Veterinary Medicine
✪ Pullman, WA

Coordinate the development and implementation of fundraising activities to meet the unit’s goal. Organize and implement special events; solicit financial support and sponsorships from individuals and/or corporations; foster alumni and friends relationships and provide related support functions. Provide excellent communications and service to internal and external constituents including, but not limited to faculty, staff, donors, friends, stakeholders, etc. Support the development activities of the VDAR team and Dean as needed. Represent the University to internal and external constituents. Other duties as assigned.

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Communication Manager

Alumni Association
✪ Pullman, WA; May be eligible for remote work

Reporting to the Washington State University Alumni Association’s (WSUAA) Director, Membership and Marketing (Director), the Communication Manager is responsible for the development and execution of communication strategies designed to increase membership in the WSUAA, engagement with the University, and, ultimately, greater philanthropic activity on the part of alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University.

Working with minimal supervision, the Communication Manager will develop, write, edit, and oversee production of marketing and communication materials that will be distributed both electronically and in printed format. They will create content for membership initiatives and events, coordinate advertising and signage, and oversee special marketing efforts and projects as assigned.

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Director of Development

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
✪ Pullman, WA; May be eligible for remote work

The Development Director 3 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. Positions at this level may have assigned lead or management responsibilities for assigned development staff. 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 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000.

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Director of Development

Corporate Engagement
✪ Pullman, WA; May be eligible for remote work

Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Engagement and working closely with the Executive Director of Corporate Engagement, the Associate Vice President, Central Development and other Advancement colleagues, the Director of Development cultivates and solicits strategic, holistic relationships with a portfolio of leading corporations.

This person will be responsible for planning and implementing internal and external activities with the intent of facilitating and stewarding new and existing partnerships with Washington State University (WSU) and corporations in the fulfillment of their engagement and philanthropic missions with the University.

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Senior Development Director

Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
✪ Spokane, WA; May be eligible to work from another campus

The Senior Director of Development 2 for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine provides leadership to and management of the planning, execution, and evaluation of fundraising and development related activities. This will include, but is not limited to, major gift fundraising and actively managing (including personal solicitations) a diversified portfolio of financial resources that can support the medical education program. This Senior Director of Development will be responsible for designing and implementing a fund raising approach that will support the respective missions of the college. These areas include building a strong scholarship program, partnering with the clinical affiliates to design community partner and grateful patient programs, anticipate an alumni fund as the medical students graduate, and secure support for research and endowed chair/director positions.

The Senior Director of Development 2 is responsible for developing, implementing and administering the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s development efforts to support an annual fundraising operation. Responsibilities include developing methods to accomplish fundraising goals, planning and conducting public contact programs designed to promote the public’s understanding of a unit’s activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money, and leading assigned development staff in philanthropic activities. These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement. The Senior Director of Development 2 has a personal fundraising responsibility between $1,500,000 – $2,500,000+. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and university strategic development goals.

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Senior Development Director

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
✪ Spokane, WA

The Senior Development Director 2 in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is responsible for developing, implementing and administering the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ (CPPS) development efforts to support large-scale fundraising initiatives. Responsibilities include developing methods to accomplish fundraising goals, planning and conducting public contact programs designed to promote the public’s understanding of a unit’s activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money, and leading assigned advancement staff in philanthropic activities. These efforts will include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement.

The Senior Development Director 2 has a personal fundraising responsibility between $1,500,000 – $2,500,000+. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, WSU Health Sciences, and university strategic development goals.

The Senior Development Director 2 leads an advancement team focused on development of philanthropy and external relations as well as marketing and communications for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Serves as a principal consultant and adviser to the Dean of the college on issues related to advancement activities.

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Senior Development Director

WSU Tri-Cities
✪ Tri-Cities, WA

The Development Director Senior (1) is responsible for developing, implementing and administering the Tri-Cities campus development efforts to support an annual fundraising operation. Responsibilities include developing methods to accomplish fundraising goals, planning and conducting public contact programs designed to promote the public’s understanding of a unit’s activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money, and leading assigned development staff in philanthropic activities. These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, planned gift identification and advancement, and campaign planning. The Development Director Senior 1 has a personal fundraising responsibility between $750,000 to $1,500,000. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of Tri–Cities Campus and university strategic development goals.

The Development Director Senior 1 is responsible enhancing alumni engagement through identifying WSU Tri-Cities alumni and developing and executing strategies to increase alumni engagement, including programming, alumni events, and communication channels and serving as the primary liaison to WSU Alumni Association to ensure collaboration in mutual development and achievement of goal and priorities.

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Events Coordinator

Philanthropic Engagement & Campaign Communications
✪ Pullman, WA; May be eligible for remote work

The Events Coordinator supports the mission of WSU University Advancement through the creation, production, execution, and evaluation of strategic events, services, and activities related to engagement, stewardship, donor relations, and fundraising initiatives, including those in support of WSU’s capital campaign.

Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates annual and special events, on behalf of the WSU Foundation, that increase knowledge, awareness, interest, engagement, involvement, and commitment from WSU University Advancement constituent groups.

Coordinates communication, overseeing external vendors and partnering with stakeholders across University Advancement for digital, in-person, and hybrid events.

Manages event logistics, including scheduling, timelines, budgeting, marketing, and forecasting.

Travel, evening, and weekend work may occasionally be required. Some flexibility with schedule is allowed based on duties and responsibilities and will be discussed with finalist.

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Director of Development

Murrow College of Communication
✪ Pullman, WA

The Development Director 3 is responsible for supporting the Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of NWPB activities 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 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000. This position includes supervisory responsibility.

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Contact Us

Karen Rasch
Senior Director, Talent Management
karen.rasch@wsu.edu
509-335-2316

 

Bonnie Wilmoth
Director, Talent Management
bonnie.wilmoth@wsu.edu
509-335-5392

 

Kelly Welch
Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist
kelly.welch1@wsu.edu
509-335-1056

 

Kasi Balmforth
Talent Management Administrator
kasi.balmforth@wsu.edu
509-335-0943

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