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Events Specialist

Philanthropic Engagement & Campaign Communications
✪ Pullman, WA

The Events Specialist 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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Alumni Centre Coordinator

Alumni Association
✪ Pullman, WA

Under general supervision, coordinate the operation of the Lewis Alumni Centre event facility on the WSU Pullman campus. Coordinate building maintenance and operation, reservations, events, and customer service. Setup for events and supervise building use during events. Provide superior customer service to visitors who walk-in or phone or email the Alumni Relations office, and maintain a professional and attractive front office. Serve as primary contact for phone and e-mail inquiries regarding Alumni Association membership and events.

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Manager of Events and Hospitality

Cougar Athletic Fund
✪ Pullman, WA

This position is responsible for serving as the Cougar Athletic Fund’s events and hospitality manager; provides leadership and planning for events and activities designed to promote Athletics fundraising strategies and cultivate donor relations. This position is also responsible for the execution of partnership experience of all event-related sponsorships. This position will support and execute stewardship for major fundraising events and donors post-event.

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Director of Development

Carson College of Business
✪ Pullman, WA

The Development Director is responsible for supporting the WSU Carson College of Business’s fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of Carson College activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money.  These efforts may include, but are not limited to donor discovery work, annual giving solicitations, 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 150 prospective donors, opens/plans a minimum of 4 major gift solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $100,000 and $250,000.

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Relationship Management Strategist

Prospect Research
✪ Pullman, WA; may be eligible for remote work

The Prospect Research Strategist provides prospect identification, qualification, analysis and strategies for engagement to a portfolio of fundraising units to meet the University’s fundraising efforts. Regularly works with central and assigned constituency units to develop identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift donors. Defines and negotiates the scope of work with assigned constituency units. Provides written reports on prospect identification and qualification which identify the priority prospects for field qualification, cultivation, and solicitation. Provides written reports on specific prospects containing an analysis of ability and inclination to make a major gift and suggests strategies for cultivating and soliciting the prospect.

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Development Coordinator, Stewardship and Events

College of arts and sciences
✪ Pullman, WA

The Development Coordinator, Stewardship and Events is responsible for working collaboratively with the Dean’s office, CAS Development and WSU Foundation staff to ensure donors, alumni, students, faculty and staff, receive appropriate communication and follow through on areas such as, fundraising, donor relations and stewardship, university/foundation liaison, scholarship stewardship, and annual giving. The incumbent will be an eager, creative, critical thinker who welcomes the opportunities to engage in fundraising and alumni relations.  Additionally, the Development Coordinator will interact with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies at varying leadership levels.

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Development Coordinator, Annual Giving and Social Engagement

College of Arts and sciences
✪ Pullman, WA

The Development Coordinator, Annual Giving and Social Engagement is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and refining strategies focused on strengthening the donor pipeline at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). They will effectively collaborate with their CAS colleagues and the WSU Foundation (WSUF) Annual Giving team to develop and execute an integrated solicitation strategy for the college’s annual giving program, which may include but is not limited to targeted email and web solicitations; social media engagement utilizing such channels as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok; programming and events-based outreach designed to appeal to alumni and encourage them to engage philanthropically with CAS, and by managing a portfolio of annual giving level donors. This person will be responsible for tracking campaign and appeal codes for annual giving solicitations and communications, liaising with the WSUF Gift Accounting team to ensure that all gifts are processed accurately and in a timely manner. Utilizing data pulled from multiple sources, they will analyze the success of their strategies, report on their findings to the Senior Director of Development, CAS and other college leaders, and recommend changes to those strategies moving forward.

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Development/Program Coordinator

Corporate Engagement
✪ Seattle, WA; may be eligible for remote work

The Corporate Engagement (CE) Development Coordinator will support the work of the Corporate Engagement team by serving as the team’s project manager. Reporting directly to the Director of Corporate Engagement, this individual will support the cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporations.  This will include playing an integral role in prospecting and the proposal development process, as well as developing corporate endowment and stewardship reports. This person will prepare concise annual engagement summaries to be shared with industry partners that will also be shared with other university academic and administrative leadership, as well as Foundation staff, as appropriate. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist with meeting/event planning and execution and provide administrative support to the Corporate Engagement team.

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Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations Prospect Research Strategist

Prospect Research
✪ Pullman, WA

The Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations Prospect Research Strategist will provide frontline Prospect Research and Management support of Washington State University Office of Corporate Engagement and Office of Foundation Relations (OCE/ OFR). This role utilizes various university databases to assist with the development of comprehensive university strategies for corporate and foundation donors. This position will report to the Senior Director of Advancement Research while working closely with both the Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations teams to help research, identify and strategize in regards to corporation, foundation and other private sector funding organizations. The strategist will provide market research and analysis on corporations and foundations, their marketing strategies and initiatives, and identify potential contacts that can leverage WSU relationships. This position will use a variety of resources and data mining for the creation of targeted cultivation and fundraising strategies. This position will work closely with the OCE/OFR teams to manage prospect tiering, provide in-depth profiles, relationship mapping, briefings and support opportunities.

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Communication Manager

WSU Alumni Association
✪ Pullman, WA

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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Principal Assistant

Advancement data services, records, technology, and project portfolio management
✪ Pullman, WA; may be eligible for remote work

The Principal Assistant, Advancement Data Services, Records, Technology and Project Portfolio Management provides executive support to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Records, Technology, Data Services & Project Portfolio Management (AVP), overseeing operations and projects related to the Units’ initiatives and priorities. Acting on behalf of the AVP when appropriate or when delegated, they will serve as the liaison between the Advancement Data Services, Records, Technology and Project Portfolio Management departments and other stakeholders, including, but not limited to, Washington State University Foundation (WSUF) colleagues, Constituent Unit colleagues, as well as other professionals within the WSU system.

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Director of Development

WSU Vancouver
✪ Vancouver, WA

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+.

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Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

WSU Alumni Association
✪ Pullman, WA

Reporting to the Director, Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director will identify opportunities to expand the breadth and depth of alumni engagement, leading to increases in volunteer efforts, program participation and greater philanthropic activity. This person will have significant project management responsibilities, as they will be developing and managing programs aimed at alumni and prospective donor engagement, contribute to and oversee marketing and communication efforts in support of these programs, and track and report on data related to program success. They will work extensively with alumni and Advancement leadership, volunteers, current students and parents, and other internal and external stakeholders, building connections and encouraging ever deepening engagement with the University.

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Stewardship Coordinator

Events and Donor Relations
✪ Pullman, WA

Working with a high degree of autonomy and by employing independent judgment and discretion, the Stewardship Coordinator will perform a variety of specialized activities to enhance the donor experience through recognition, communication, reporting and other stewardship services. They will be responsible for interacting directly with key university supporters; leading various special projects focused on donor engagement and stewardship throughout the year, including donor recognition events; conducting audits of endowment accounts, scholarship awards, and GUAs; compiling and distributing endowment activity reports; assisting with development and implementation of the gift use agreement process; developing strategy for and crafting customized donor acknowledgment letters; building invitation matrixes and managing large, highly segmented mailing lists; and other administrative/operational tasks in support of donor engagement and stewardship.

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Program Assistant

Advancement records
✪ Pullman, WA; may be eligible for remote work

The Advancement Records, Program Assistant 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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Application Systems Analyst/Developer

Information Technology
✪ Pullman, WA; may be eligible for remote work

The Application Systems Analyst/Developer is responsible for the software development and integrating applications into the WSU Foundation’s Core Systems; following written specifications for creating and maintaining WSUF applications and programs.

Responsible for the life cycle of application development and deployment to meet the WSU Foundation information system needs, including design, development, testing, and implementation. This includes: programming projects in various languages to support new and existing systems, confirming programs through pre-production/quality assurance testing, and working with peers, customers and supervisor to confirm operation specifications.

Provide technical leadership and project support on WSUF IT application development projects. This involves consulting with stakeholders to assess project requirements and making appropriate recommendations to department managers on feasibility and assisting in developing timelines. Collaborate with other IT and campus staff as necessary and mentor members of the WSUF IT Team.

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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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