Director of Advancement, Student Affairs - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR74420
Washington University seeks an advancement professional for the position of Director of Advancement, Student Affairs. The Student Affairs Advancement team strives to advance the mission of the Division of Student Affairs by creating a culture of philanthropy among alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends. Working closely with the Executive Director of Student Affairs Advancement, the Director will be responsible for managing and tracking the funding needs and opportunities for five initiatives from the divisionâ™s strategic plan, for naming opportunities for new Student Affairs buildings, and other Student Affairs advancement projects. The Director will develop strategies to increase philanthropic support and collaborate with gift officers to plan major gift cultivation and solicitations. The Director of Advancement will also be responsible for tracking all open opportunities/proposals within University Advancement and fundraising goals for the team.
The Director of Advancement, Student Affairs reports to the Executive Director of Student Affairs Advancement.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with gift officers, develop and manage new major gift and planned giving strategies and proposals. Develop and execute thoughtful, innovative, and individualized strategies for cultivating and soliciting high priority donors and prospects. Travel to meet with prospects.
Effectively communicate Student Affairs advancement priorities to gift officers and prospects, complete prospect cultivation and solicitation calls who are capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more.
Drive the timely and accurate completion of multiple strategic initiatives simultaneously. Manage, track, and analyze the fundraising needs and opportunities under five anchor initiatives in the Student Affairs strategic plan, the naming opportunities for new buildings, and other Student Affairs advancement priorities.
Develop a broad understanding of the mission for the Division of Student Affairs and its overarching five anchors. Assist in building strategy and tactics appropriate to the ambitious goals of the division. Gain University knowledge by volunteering for University Advancement and Student Affairs events.
Assist the Executive Director of Advancement in providing leadership and direction for overarching fundraising efforts, including campaigns, major gifts, leadership gifts, and special initiatives, special events, and endowment support. Work closely with the Executive Director of Advancement on the development of campaign preparation, strategy, and execution.
Establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with the major internal constituents in the Division of Student Affairs, as well as across the University. Â Develop a broad comprehension of student engagement and the student path through WashU.
Undertake special assignments as needed and perform other duties as assigned.Â
Seven years of major gift, planned giving, annual fund, and capital campaign experience in a complex university environment.
Supervisory and management skills.
Demonstrated capacity to serve as a second-in-command.
Honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm.
A very strong work ethic supported by commitment and follow through.
Ability to think strategically and analytically, and then implement effectively.
Demonstrated passion for initiating meetings and developing relationships with prospects.
A deep appreciation for and the ability to articulate the mission and aspirations of the Division of Student Affairs and Washington University.
The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal constituents in the Division of Student Affairs and develop a broad understanding of the five overarching anchors, all student resources, and the student path through the university.
Capacity to listen carefully, learn quickly, and work effectively.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with high net worth individuals.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across development offices, and to work with diverse constituencies.
Comfort working in an environment that emphasizes measurable fundraising goals.
Minimum of five years of related experience.
$77,700.00 - $136,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.