Based in Seattle, The Michael G. Foster School of Business (Foster) at the University of Washington (UW) is one of the top business schools in the country with a world-class faculty, superior student experience, expansive alumni network, and deep local and global business connections. Leveraging all the coastal city has to offer, including deep relationships with iconic businesses and a vibrant entrepreneurial community, students are exposed to the latest thinking and real business challenges from leaders at powerhouse Seattle-based brands such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, PACCAR, Boeing, Costco, T-Mobile, Tableau, Zillow, and Expedia. Committed to nurturing a welcoming environment, Foster challenges everyone to learn and grow as part of an inclusive and diverse community where all members feel seen, heard, and supported, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Foster inspires and enables students who have a passion to make a difference—in communities, nationally, and around the globe.
Foster seeks an authentic, and forward-thinking advancement leader with a growth mindset to provide strategic vision to all aspects of engagement, development, marketing, communications, and branding for the School. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the Foster School and the University’s Vice President for Development within University Advancement, the Associate Dean position is a compelling opportunity for a highly-skilled manager, innovative thinker, and proven fundraiser. Joining a team dedicated to bettering humanity, the Associate Dean will be responsible for oversight of a team of approximately 30 and the strategic planning and implementation of an integrated advancement to promote Foster’s mission and reputation, maximize engagement of core external constituents, and secure private support for the School.
The successful candidate will be intellectually curious and highly collaborative. They will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The Associate Dean will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment and, above all, dedicated to the purpose and values of the Foster School, University Advancement, and the University.