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Central Washington University Director Donor Stewardship in Ellensburg, Washington

Job SummaryCentral Washington University is recruiting a Director of Donor Stewardship to join our Advancement team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they responsible for leading, designing, implementing and strategic management of a comprehensive donor stewardship program for donors to CWU Foundation and for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We're offering a salary, depending on experience, from $63,776-$79,720 annually plus the awesome CWU benefits. Who we are: We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams. Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You'll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for 10,000 students, health services, police and public safety. For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.The Director, Donor Stewardship plays a crucial role in engaging and recognizing donors to the CWU Foundation. Reporting to the Sr. Director, Advancement Services, the Director will develop a comprehensive stewardship plan for donors at all levels, and work collaboratively with colleagues around the university to deliver timely and impactful opportunities to thank and recognize donors for their support of CWU and our students. The Director has the freedom to innovate, create new programs and be a leader in further developing a culture of philanthropy at CWU. The Director will ultimately manage a junior events coordinator position and be responsible for managing a variety of university events that play a significant role in stewarding donor impact. CWU is poised to take significant steps forward in its program of donor engagement and stewardship and the Director will play a lead role in this effort. we offer: Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: Tour our campus in Ellensburg here. The Role:The Director of Donor Stewardship is responsible for leading, designing, implementing and strategic management of a comprehensive donor stewardship program for donors to CWU Foundation. This includes directing efforts to enhance the overall giving experience for CWU donors and demonstrate the impact of their support. The Director will manage a team to conduct this work; work with Advancement leadership and development officers on specific donor stewardship strategies in accordance with the fiduciary responsibilities; and manage a program of donor recognition gift societies and donor engagement and stewardship events. All employees are expected to support CWU's commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment.Job DutiesDonor Stewardship:- Lead, design, implement and direct the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive donor stewardship program for donors to CWU Foundation that includes the stewar