University of Washington
College of Engineering
Major Gift Officer
Associate Director of Advancement – Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Senior Director, Advancement
To apply you MUST submit an application on the UW Jobs website via this link. The position closes at the end of 1/29/2017.
This position is responsible for the development and execution of fundraising activities necessary to successfully secure gifts of $100,000 and above for the College of Engineering – Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering.
The Associate Director is part of a comprehensive team which raises funds for buildings, endowments and programs in support of the College of Engineering’s academic programs, faculty and students. He/she will work with the Senior Director of Advancement, Assistant Dean for Advancement, academic leaders, volunteers, and other advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors for gifts. The Associate Director will have assigned responsibility for oversight and coordination of the portfolio and fundraising programs for their assigned departments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and alumni for the College of Engineering.
Develop and implement strategic steps to build relationships that will result in gifts in support of students, faculty, programs and capital projects. Solicit prospective donors for gifts.
Provide leadership and strategic support to assigned academic departments regarding major gifts and alumni, including collaborative activities designed to cultivate and steward donors.
In cooperation with other development staff, develop, lead and/or participate in activities to cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors.
Coordinate and manage the participation of administrators, academic leaders, volunteers, and development staff in the College’s fundraising activities.
Prepare written proposals, information materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure gifts, working with the UW Office of Gift Planning as appropriate.
Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system.
In consultation with the Senior Director of Advancement, establish personal goals, objectives and strategies, and develop an annual operating plan.
Provide fundraising training opportunities for development staff, academic leaders, and volunteers.
Participate in the development of policies and procedures relating to the development program; marketing materials for major gift campaigns, as well as strategic planning opportunities for the COE development office.
Other duties as assigned.
Proficiency using PC computers. Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.
Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW.
Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.
Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals.
Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.
Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.
Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.
Conditions of Employment
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Frequent local travel expected.