Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1513-NN_ADMINPRO - Director of Development Senior 4

Business Title:

Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences is responsible for developing, implementing and administering the WSU Health Sciences development efforts to support the Health Sciences’ annual fundraising operation while managing a development team and leading other development professionals, including the Senior Directors of Development in the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Responsibilities include developing methods and strategies to accomplish fundraising goals, leading and directing a development team in support of philanthropic efforts, and planning and conducting programs designed to promote the public’s understanding of a Health Sciences’ activities and research with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. This position builds collaborative partnership and relations with a variety of medical organizations, programs, and professionals across the state of Washington in support of the WSU Spokane Health Sciences mission.

These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development, corporate and foundation relations, and planned gift identification and advancement. The Vice Chancellor Development, WSU Spokane Health Sciences has a personal fundraising responsibility of $2,500,000 or more. This position works collaboratively with the Washington State University Foundation development team in support of the Health Sciences and university strategic development goals.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Major Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship/Unit Leadership: 60%
  • Team Management and Mentorship: 20%
  • Unit Specific Responsibilities: 15%
  • Other: 5%

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Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of progressively responsible full-time professional fundraising or consultative sales experience within a complex organization, which includes at least five (5) years as a unit director or equivalent leadership experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Require one year of Advancement experience within higher education or similar organization.

Consultative sales are defined as the sale of real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients. Consultative sales positions are typically compensated on a commission basis and have the authority to negotiate the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships
  • Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising and/or client development principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning/management.
  • Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license at time of hire.
  • Evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fundraising experience closing major gifts of $500,000 and above.
  • Proven experience motivating and managing individuals and teams for maximum performance.
  • Prior experience working with academic and administration leadership.
  • Evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising project from conception to realization.
  • Experience in the medical field or healthcare.

Additional Information:

Area/College: WSU Spokane
Department Name: WSUS Development & Alumni
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA, 99202
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Monthly Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position.
Posting Close Date: 

Applicants must submit their completed application by December 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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