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Senior Director of Development, Carson College of Business Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

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 Carson College of Business equips undergraduate and graduate students to lead enterprises successfully. In classrooms that simulate enterprise environments, in the organizations of corporate partners, and in locations around the world, Carson students learn by doing. The curriculum bridges disciplines and cultures. Successful business leaders travel to campus to share their expertise. As undergraduates, students gain first-hand career experience and emerge as capable decision-makers, ready to take the reins of leadership.

The Opportunity

Leading the College’s development program and supporting alumni relations with responsibility for securing private philanthropic support, the Sr. Director of Development (Sr. DOD) will serve as the chief development officer for the Carson College of Business. The Sr. DOD will set fundraising goals based on approved priorities and interdisciplinary initiatives, and develop and implement an overall strategic plan for Development programming. Other responsibilities include the managing, mentoring and training of Development staff, working in collaboration with the Dean to support the College’s Advisory Board and serving as a major gift officer. The Sr. DOD must develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of University priorities and inspire the respect and confidence of the executive, academic, and volunteer leadership of the Carson College and of Washington State University.

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