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Senior Director of Development
Washington State University Foundation in Pullman, Washington
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Date Posted 04/29/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Senior Director of Development

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Washington State University Foundation

Pullman, WA


Washington State University (WSU), a distinguished and comprehensive land-grant research university system with six campuses, seeks to hire a visionary, strategic, and committed leader to serve as Senior Director of Development at the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS).

With 16 academic units, four research and extension centers, and 40 county and tribal extension offices distributed across the state, CAHNRS’s regional presence is the largest of any college at WSU.

Reporting to Dean André-Denis Gerard Wright, and working closely with the WSU foundation and its current and prospective donors, the Senior Director will have an unprecedented opportunity to create deep and meaningful impact across the campuses, throughout the state of Washington, and nationally. The Senior Director will create and maintain a trusting relationship with Dean Wright, an incredibly hard-working, thoughtful, and strategic partner, in the work of fundraising and relationship building. S/He will display hands-on and cooperative leadership in the areas of staff management and mentoring, focusing on the highest achievers, leading by example, and demonstrating proven success cultivating relationships and securing major gifts. The Senior Director will be a true fundraising expert, adept at distilling important CAHNRS concepts and projects into stories of impact for donors at all levels, within the agriculture industry and beyond.

CAHNRS experienced great success during WSU’s most recent $1 billion campaign and represents one of WSU’s greatest fundraising powerhouses in its next endeavor. However, this is only the beginning for CAHNRS, and the Senior Director will be an innovative and energetic professional who can capitalize on the momentum provided by this dynamic start.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President or Sara Swisher-Anderson, LINDAUER at


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