Director of Development- WesternU Oregon

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Lebanon, OR 97355, USA
  • Nov 30, 2023
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description


Director of Development- WesternU Oregon

Posting Number: A00657
Position Status: Full Time
Campus: Western University Campus-Lebanon, OR
Department: 5501-University Advancement

Function: University Advancement
Family: Fundraising
Classification Series Title: Director

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: 115,000.00
Maximum 125,000.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: 115,000.00
Maximum: 125,000.00

Job Summary
The Director of Development (DoD) is dedicated to the service area of the Pacific Northwest, supporting fundraising initiatives for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest and the College of Health Sciences - Northwest. The DoD will report to the Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP) and collaborate with the AVP to ensure strategies are effectively implemented. The DoD creates and implements programs of engagement between the University/college(s) and external constituencies to encourage major gifts and principal gifts. The DoD will ensure the success of multiple fundraising projects, develop annual goals, work with college deans to secure and sustain support from prospective donors, including alumni, friends, employees, corporations, business, and foundations. Maintains a portfolio of top prospective donors; develops a solicitation and stewardship plan for those in assigned portfolio.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. 1. Experience maintaining a rigorous individual moves management process. Demonstrated ability to close major and/or principal gifts on a regular basis.2. Proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic plans that incorporate concise goals, targeted audiences, and fundraising strategies in-line with institutional needs.3. Knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, stewardship and alumni relations; the ability to apply this knowledge to achieve stated goals.4. Ability to work effectively with deans and directors, academic and university leaders, and volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.5. Advanced written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies. 6. Demonstrated ability to work independently; ability to prioritize multiple assignments.7. Strong organization skills and ability to maintain progress on multiple assignments over a broad spectrum of activities.8. Familiarity with advancement relationship management systems (Raiser’s Edge, RENXT, or Banner), electronic information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and electronic mail software.9. Adhere to Donor Bill of Rights, the ethical guidelines promulgated by CASE or other professional organizations and apply these to the duties.10. Ability to maintain confidentiality within professional standards, FERPA, HIPAA, and other related regulations.Advanced organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution, and strong project management skills

Required Qualifications
1. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.2. EXPERIENCE: 4 years of fundraising experience including closing major gifts from individuals. Has a proven track record in setting and achieving ambitious goals. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 11/21/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Develops and manages a portfolio to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects for gifts in the agreed upon range.
Ensures that predetermined fundraising goals are met. Writes proposals for solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects with a focus on developing an individual giving pipeline, sustaining and enhancing corporate philanthropy, and developing initiatives to support the colleges and continued student success. Develops detailed gift opportunities tailored to the interest of potential major donors, consistent with established needs and priorities of the University and the college(s).
As part of engagement efforts, initiate proactive contact and develop meaningful and effective development prospects for donors and prospective donors to showcase unique opportunities for support; Track progress and results utilizing Raiser’s Edge and follow WesternU’s prospect management and stewardship guidelines.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

Recruits, trains, and supports key volunteers to assist in advancement efforts.
Organizes and directs donor solicitation involving key volunteers and academic leaders and participates in major donor solicitations. Enlists the involvement of the Colleges’ faculty, the Dean and other senior administrators in their contact with volunteers and prospective donors.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are normally performed in the homes or offices of other people or in a typical office setting. The noise level in these settings is usually fairly quiet.

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