Director of Development for Albers School of Business and Economics
FLSA Status : Exempt
Months Per Year : 12
Employment Status : Full-Time
Work Model: Hybrid Available
Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.
The University Advancement Office is committed to creating an anti-racist environment that addresses and works to eliminate inequities and all forms of oppression, while celebrating different cultures.
We are looking for team members from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the complex issues surrounding implicit bias, and other systemic oppressions, as well as a commitment to the university's mission, vision, and values, with the goal of developing an equitable and inclusive work environment.
The Director of Development is responsible for leadership of a comprehensive development and major gifts program for the Albers School of Business and Economics, supporting the Dean of the School and reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Development in University Advancement. The position will work closely with other University Advancement (UA) colleagues and campus partners including Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR), development officers, leaders in specific colleges and schools, and key faculty and staff.
The Director works closely with the Dean and University Advancement (UA) colleagues to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts of $50,000 and above, and provides meaningful stewardship experiences to honor donors' philanthropy. The Director positions the Albers School for success in attaining its ambitious goals, aligning fundraising efforts to Albers' strategic priorities and Seattle University's reignited strategic directions. The Director partners with the Dean of Albers to envision and carry out a comprehensive approach to securing the private support needed to achieve Albers goals.
Major Gift Development: Donor Discovery, Engagement and Solicitation
- Build, manage, and engage a 125-donor portfolio for current and future solicitations. Prioritize personal visits with identified prospects. - Make 30 qualification face-to-face visits beyond those in the 125 portfolios. - Maintain a top 25 pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12 – 18 months. - Submit 12-20 major gift proposals each year.
Strategy and Planning for Major Gifts
Develop, execute and track progress of an annual Advancement Operating Plan.
Albers School of Business and Economic Partnership
Donor Relations and Special Events
University Advancement is committed to developing an equitable and inclusive culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all.
Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.
Compensation at a Glance:
Salary Range: $105,000 - $115,000
Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate's gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.
Benefits at a Glance:
Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar- for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https: // www. seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/