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Assitant Director of Development, Forestry

Oregon State University Foundation, Corvallis, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/30/2019

Reporting directly to the Director of Development in the College of Forestry, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) for Forestry is part of a front–line fundraising team supporting the expansion of scholarship, experiential learning, its faculty and programs as well as other college priorities. Established in 1906, the College of Forestry is an internationally recognized leader that is transforming education, research and policy for managing and sustaining working forest ecosystems in the 21st century. Fundraising efforts support a number of initiatives across the entire forest landscape; including, programs devoted to refining forest management practices, creating innovative wood products, providing clean air and water, improving wildlife habitats and developing new recreation opportunities. By partnering with faculty, leadership and volunteers, the Assistant Director of Development will expand these programs and the College of Forestry’s reach and funding pathways through strategic relationships with alumni and friends of the college.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to devote 85% of work time to fundraising activities and 15% of work time to administrative responsibilities.

Work Location

The location for this position will be the OSU Foundation’s Corvallis, Oregon office.

Key Partners

Partners for this position include the Foundation’s major gift officers, annual giving, planned giving, marketing/communications, gift accounting and finance teams, along with College external relations team.

Measures of Success

Meet agreed upon annual goal for direct contacts with potential major gift donors and donors
Meet agreed upon annual goal for number of proposals to potential major gift donors
Personally cultivate and secure $250,000 to $500,000 in countable gifts/pledges
Major Duties

Working closely with assigned foundation and academic leadership to advance the philanthropic priorities of the college:

Manage a portfolio of 175-250 donors and potential donors rated at $25,000 and above.

Raise $250,000 - $500,000 dollars per year, as measured by commitments of $2,500+

Open 15-45 proposals per year

Conduct 150-200 face-to-face visits per year, focused on major gift pipeline development and the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of potential donors

Collaborate with college/university external relations colleagues to broaden and deepen the engagement of alumni, parents and friends

Travel from Corvallis/Portland frequently

Conduct 3-5 visits per travel day

Perform related administrative duties, including contact reports, budget management, coordinating engagement activities, and setting up donor visits

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience in donor cultivation and engagement
Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate a strong and compelling case for support
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong professional relationships with colleagues at the Foundation, OSU Alumni Association, Our Beaver Nation and the university
Capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions appropriately, and to handle interpersonal relationships maturely, thoughtfully and empathetically, including the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Ability to effectively represent the interests and fundraising priorities of various colleges/units, while also maintaining a high degree of enterprise perspective by acting in the best interests of the foundation and the university at all times
Strategic, hardworking, and able to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment
Ability to apply creative and entrepreneurial thinking, while applying sound judgment and conducting oneself with integrity
Ability to approach work assuming the best of intentions from Foundation and campus colleagues
Physical Requirements / Work Environment

Stand, sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard
Close vision requirements due to computer work
Light to moderate lifting may be required
Ability to uphold the stress of traveling by various modes of transportation occasionally requiring overnight and/or weekend stays
Regular, predictable attendance required; may require working on the weekends, after business operating hours or attending events
Moderate noise (i.e. work colleagues, business office with computers, phones, and printers)
Sit at a computer for an extended period of time
Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and two or more years of development work experience, ideally in higher education. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate successful middle-to-major gift fundraising experience. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, and must be able to travel by varying modes of transportation.

OSU Foundation and Alumni Association Core Values

We strive to be one of the best places to work in the country. We know that our success depends in large part on the people who carry out our mission. It’s what we do –and how we do it -- that makes the difference. Our core values reflect our approach to work and to each other, and we are committed to conduct consistent with these values.

collaborative · responsible · respectful · inclusive · innovative

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