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 Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is nationally ranked for its journalism and Communication academic research. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication and Society, Journalism and Media Production, and Strategic Communication are well rounded and diverse. Murrow College encourages students to break free from the classroom, offering a real-world experience like no other program in the Pacific Northwest.
The Senior Director of Development, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication (Sr. DOD) will serve as the chief development officer and will create and implement an overall strategic plan for development programming that maximizes support for the College. S/He will support alumni relations with responsibility for securing private philanthropic support and ensure major donor goals are met through collaboration with key partners, the Dean, and volunteers. The Sr. DOD will also act as “team leader” managing, mentoring and training a team of College-based Development staff. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible fundraising and leadership experience, including individual fundraising or the equivalent.