Closing Date: Review begins December 9, 2019. Position open until filled
Western Oregon University/WOU Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic, relationship-oriented Development Officer that is passionate about higher education. We are looking for a creative, energetic, and tenacious professional who is relationship orientated and can work independently. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position. The Advancement division is responsible for community relations, fund raising, prospect research, alumni relations, and the operation of the Western Oregon University Foundation.
This position is critical to the fundraising/development success of the university. It is directly responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts towards the monetary goals of the Foundation and university.
Candidates should be self-starters that enjoy meeting with and building relationships with a diverse set of donors. The candidate should have experience with sales and development-based approaches to fundraising, which involve reaching out/meeting with prospects and investors and generating results from those conversations. The candidate is responsible for securing funding for a changing set of projects and initiatives to support Western Oregon University. The successful candidate will enjoy learning about all facets of WOU and will own a portfolio of prospects and investors. The candidate will be responsible for actively using a customer relationship management database and meeting monetary goals.
Minimum 2 years of full-time professional work experience in planned giving, fundraising or sales
Knowledge and experience actively using a customer relationship management software
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Results oriented, with the ability to set priorities
Ability to obtain and retain an Oregon Driver’s License
Professional fundraising experience in a higher education environment
Experience implementing and maintaining a successful planned giving program
Raisers Edge/RE NXT certificates
Ability to easily navigate stairs (2nd floor office with no elevator access)
Ability and willingness to travel by car, train, and/or plane
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed
**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the Universitytypically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.
Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for three references
Copy of unofficial transcript for highest degree earned
As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S1984, Development Officer, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
Internal Number: S1984
About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.