Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
University Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a Director for Advancement for the Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
UW Advancement is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to serve as the Director for Advancement for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA). This person is responsible for providing leadership to attract private support, enhance strategic marketing and communications with internal and external constituencies, and strengthen advocacy and engagement among alumni and community partners to advance the mission and values of undergraduate education at the University of Washington.
In addition to serving on the UAA administrative leadership team, this role will sit on the executive leadership team for Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Advancement. ASA is one of the most innovative advancement units in the country. Uniquely positioned at the axis of our central student serving units, our team helps deliver on UW’s public mission to recruit, retain and successfully graduate a diverse and talented student body who actively make our world a better place.
This senior role collaborates with the Dean of UAA and the Assistant Vice Provost for Advancement to design and implement development programs to sustain gift identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Unit Engagement 10%
As an integral member of the UAA leadership team, the Director is involved in the unit’s strategic planning, engagement with staff to determine funding needs and priorities for undergraduate students success including scholarships, community engagement, leadership development and the university Honors Program.
Direct the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and alumni by developing or facilitating relationships with those who have the capacity to make gifts of impact in support of our mission and priorities.
Manage a portfolio of prospects, with an emphasis on significant capacity-level gifts. Generate new leads and qualify gift prospects and planned gifts.
Create and execute strategies to qualify and build strong, long-term relationships between unit leaders and prospects who can invest significantly as philanthropists and/or advocates.
Prepare, review and edit all materials needed to secure and steward significant gifts.
Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system.
Strategy, Engagement and Planning 15%
As part of the university-wide advancement planning process, work closely with Assistant Vice Provost, ASA, to establish annually with the Dean of UAA, goals, objectives and strategies for the units’ advancement activities.
Lead, inform and execute an annual operations plan with strategies, goals and markers for success.
Manage and reconcile balanced budgets for UAA and ASA Advancement.
Provide strategic leadership in designing and implementing a baseline of advancement support to sustain and increase support for students, Evaluate said programs, assess progress toward goals and report on results.
In partnership with the UAA Director of Communications, provide strategic direction for integrated communication plan for internal and external constituencies to promote fundraising priorities and objectives for the unit.
Partner with Assistant Vice Provost, ASA and the Dean of UAA to inform community engagement focused advancement priorities in support of institution-wide initiatives.
Leadership and Team Management 20%
Lead and support a staff person who will implement all aspects of UAA’s advancement programs; including annual gifts, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, donor recognition and stewardship.
Drive and inspire successful attainment of performance metrics, develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects and provide day-to-day management of operations.
Provide leadership and training for UAA and ASA advancement staff to retain and develop a high performing team.
Serve as a compelling spokesperson for units’ funding priorities and advancement efforts.
Collaborate with advancement officers as their units develop and pursue student success and diversity related goals at the undergraduate level.
Other duties as assigned. 5%
A bachelor’s degree and at least six years of progressively responsible experience in development/advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating, and soliciting major gifts, preferably in a complex higher education environment with management and operational experience. Equivalent combination of comparable knowledge and skills may substitute for education and/or experience.
Demonstrated ability and commitment to managing, developing, mentoring, and coaching staff and colleagues on fundraising principles.
Ability to effectively communicate objectives, energize and inspire staff to achieve results and meet goals while creating a culture of trust and collaboration across other units.
Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and achieve comprehensive team goals; ability to accurately forecast and develop short term and long-term goals.
Confident manner and ability to shape consensus among multiple stakeholders with potentially conflicting viewpoints. Manage to a positive and sustainable outcome.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information.
Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail.
Ability to make decisions and meet goals in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Advanced degree. Familiarity with a research intensive university environment. Experience with community based fundraising; student success. Plus Delta training.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ability to work a flexible schedule for events scheduled on evenings and weekends.
This position is not eligible for 100% remote work, but open to hybrid schedule.
Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally as necessary and includes having reliable transportation for local travel that will allow attendance to meetings in a reasonable time frame.
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