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University of Washington ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 206217

Department: COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Job Location Detail: hybrid Eligible - (3 days in Office, 2 Days Telework)

Posting Date: 04/29/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf) Although open until filled, priority will be given to applications received by May 12th, 2022

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences provides a liberal arts education of tremendous breadth and depth to more than 22,000 students while advancing research and serving as a resource for the community. The College is made up of four academic divisions: arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The Divisions of Arts and Humanities seek knowledge and meaning through artistic and human experience. This includes the study of visual and performing arts and the study of language, literature and culture through diverse perspectives. The Assistant Director of Advancement for Arts & Humanities will participate in advancement efforts that align with the College of Arts & Sciences’ goals to engage, maintain and promote lifelong relationships with the University of Washington. The position will develop and promote engagement opportunities for alumni, donors and the community throughout the Arts and Humanities divisions. RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Development and Management • Creates and implements meaningful donor experiences that highlight the impact of giving to deepen donor engagement with the university. • Develops, implements and ensures appropriate recognition and engagement of donors, volunteers and staff through a leadership approved stewardship strategic plan. • Serves as a critical partner to fundraisers in the design, recording and implementation of personalized stewardship plans for high level donors. • Consults, implements and advises on the design, collection and management of stewardship related data to ensure fulfillment of stewardship obligations; document and track stewardship actions. • Advises on a range of topics, including personal giving, recognition programs and best practices. • Consults and advises unit staff in the identification, development and implementation of programs and events to acknowledge, recognize and report impact to friends of the university. • Consults and advises partners to coordinate the identification and capitalization of new stewardship and cultivation opportunities to demonstrate the impact of philanthropy through online and physical collateral. • Creates and develops reports, project analysis, graphics, spreadsheets, and other customized materials. • Identifies and cultivates new prospective donors, develops relationships and moves through the donor continuum to gift conversion. Other duties as assigned KEY COMPETENCIES Core Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others and prioritizes an accessible and transparent style in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive and productive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization. Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience. Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. Inclusive Working Environment: Demonstrated commitment to contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. Stakeholder Management: Comfort working with a diverse external audience by embracing awareness and empathy across differences. Advancement Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates, and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results. Planning & Implementing:Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities, and goals. Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change. Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness, and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in development or fundraising or related field. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work collegially and effectively with internal and external partners and constituencies. • Demonstrated strong computer skills, including relational databases and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc. DESIRED: • Professional development experience in higher education. • Previous individual, corporate, and foundation discovery experience. • Experience working with volunteers. • Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. WORKING CONDITIONS: • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. • Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. • Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally for event setup and tear down. During Events (from setup to tear down) or on Event days: • Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously. • Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously. • Ability Standing: duration of 4+ hours for events • Ability to work greater than a 10 hour day Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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