Washington State University (WSU) and the Washington State University Foundation stand on the cusp of an era of unprecedented success. Through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online presence, WSU is transforming lives through education, research and community outreach. In the environment of an economically booming state with an enviable corporate presence — think Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, and Costco, among others — and a compelling land-grant mission focused on the STEM disciplines, WSU is well poised for a robust future. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost — a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s residents.
The Senior Associate Vice President, Constituent Development Units (SAVP) will work directly with the CEO and Foundation President, Lisa Calvert, to identify campaign priorities and set fundraising goals for each of the colleges, centers, and other units of Washington State University to successfully realize a significant campaign. The SAVP will manage a team of 5 co-associate vice presidents who oversee a combined 75 major gifts officers. In time, the SAVP may also carry a major gifts portfolio.
The SAVP will be a leader in change management, capable of articulating successfully for and implementing new approaches within an already-successful environment.