Washington State University (WSU) and the Washington State University Foundation stand on the cusp of an era of unprecedented success. Now in the fourth year under the visionary leadership of WSU’s 11th President, Kirk H. Schulz, the University is expanding its footprint both geographically across the state and programmatically through bold initiatives like the creation of a new medical school. In the environment of an economically booming, tech savvy 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 robustly successful future. The Carson College of Business equips undergraduate and graduate students to lead enterprises successfully. Experience lies at the core of the Carson College curriculum. 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 Senior Director of Development (Sr. DOD) will serve as the chief development officer for the Carson College of Business, and lead the College’s development program and support alumni relations with responsibility for securing private philanthropic support. The Sr. DOD will report to the Dean of the Carson College of Business, Chip Hunter, and have a dotted-line report to the senior advancement leadership team at the WSU Foundation to set fundraising goals based on approved priorities and interdisciplinary initiatives, as well as to develop and implement an overall strategic plan for development programming that maximizes support for the Carson College. The Senior Director has the opportunity to live in Seattle and work remotely with the Pullman campus. This position is an opportunity for a dynamic and engaging unit-based constituent development professional within a complex university system to lead the College through a bold campaign and beyond.