Director of Development
The Director of Development 1 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. 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 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.
The Director of Development 2 is responsible for supporting the Division of Student Affairs fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of the Division of Student Affairs 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 at least 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 $500,000.
The successful candidate will begin at one of the above classifications depending on experience.
Gift Accounting Processor
Under general supervision, the Gift Accounting Processor performs various duties supporting the Gift Accounting team within the Washington State University Foundation (WSUF). The Gift Accounting Processor will perform multiple tasks related to donation and pledge entry and adhere to procedures and guidelines while maintaining a confidential environment. They will perform numerous gift and pledge-related duties, including verifying data for accuracy, entering transactions into the donor database, creating records, and preparing spreadsheets of donor data for entry and system uploads.
The incumbent must adhere to system protocols to ensure financial and biographical data are handled responsibly and are expected to maintain accurate records, including digital and paper files. This position will work with various WSUF units, external university units, and donors whenever necessary to obtain information or assist with inquiries, transactions, and gift processing activities. In addition, this person will provide administrative, operational, and financial support, and serve as backup for other WSUF Gift Accounting team members on various duties related to financial transactions and gift processing activities.
Donor Relations Specialist
The Donor Relations Specialist will lead donor recognition and stewardship initiatives for the WSU Foundation. This position is responsible for direct communication with donors, quality assurance for donor relations/stewardship materials, adherence to compliance standards for gift acceptance and uses, and ensuring accuracy in tracking and disseminating information related to gifts and donor recognition and stewardship. Working collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Stewardship, this position will lead audit processes for endowment accounts and scholarships.
As a critical member of the Philanthropic Engagement and Campaign Communications team, the Donor Relations Specialist is responsible for coordinating communication with donors for recognition programs, ensuring accuracy in reporting and acknowledgment of donors, and performing a variety of specialized activities to ensure the accuracy of donor, scholarship, and account information.
This position will assist with events, donor relations, stewardship, and communication efforts across the WSU Foundation, including other administrative/operational tasks in support of donor engagement.
Evening and weekend hours may be needed.
Essential Job Functions:
- 30% Endowment Account Management and Auditing
- 20% Gift Use Agreement Management
- 20% Scholarship Reporting, Fund Audit, and Compliance
- 15% Donor Recognition Tracking
- 10% Events and Donor Relations Support
- 5% Other Duties