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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, US
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 02/02/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

At the College of Built Environments (CBE), we imagine a just and beautiful world where we teach, research, and engage to influence the trajectories of climate change, social justice, and human health, by defining built environments as complex interconnections between constructed and natural worlds and their impacts on society. CBE's work is guided by three pillars: collaboration and impact, bold thought leadership, and equitable and just practices.

The College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement.

The Associate Director for Advancement, as a member of the CBE Advancement team, will focus efforts on identifying, developing and executing strategies to solicit major gift prospects for gifts in support of the university. This role collaborates with leadership, and is a key partner in designing and implementing development programs to sustain major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
To fulfill the duties of the position, the ADOA interacts directly with school faculty, students and staff, university officials, donors and potential donors, alumni, and volunteers.


Frontline Fundraising

Manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of prospects and alumni by developing relationships or facilitating relationships with those who have the capacity to make major gifts.
Build and sustain long-term partnerships and trust while aligning donor passion and goals with those of the university.
Manage a portfolio of prospects, with an emphasis on major-level gifts.
Generate new leads and qualify major gift prospects from research, prospect tracking tools, donor base, faculty networks and fundraising colleagues.
Prepare, review and edit all materials needed to secure and steward gifts.
Ensure accurate and complete record-keeping and work closely with CBE Advancement Services colleagues to complete donor acknowledgements.

Strategy and Program Development

Discern and inform strategy development promoting philanthropic priorities.
Assist faculty leadership with establishment of annual goals, objectives and the development of policies and procedures for the school or colleges advancement program.
Collaborate closely with department chairs/faculty, staff, and volunteer committees to implement donor and prospect strategies.
Participate in devising an annual plan, including goals, objectives and strategies.
Provide strategic leadership in designing and implementing advancement programs needed to sustain and increase university support.
Evaluate programs, assess progress toward goals, and report on results, regularly.
Support marketing/communications efforts by developing marketing materials. Edit and proofread information, as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Attend CBE meetings and University meetings as needed.
Participate in professional development opportunities to expand knowledge base for the position.
Represent the College at University, community and professional functions, as appropriate



Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others and prioritizes an accessible and transparent style in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive and productive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UWs commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.


Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends.
Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.
Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organizations mission, priorities and goals.
Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.


A bachelors degree and at least five years of fundraising, with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts.
Exceptional ability to organize staff and motivate faculty as well as external advocates and volunteers.
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office for correspondence, special reports, and spreadsheets.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
Frequent local travel expected.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .
Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.
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