Summary of Duties: The Ruckelshaus Center's mission is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable, and effective solutions. The Center is a joint effort of Washington's two research universities and was developed in response to requests from community leaders. The Center is hosted at the University of Washington by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and at Washington State University by WSU Extension (which also provides its administration). It is guided by an advisory board of prominent local, state and regional leaders representing a broad range of constituencies and geographic locations. More information is available at www.ruckelshauscenter.wsu.edu.
The Development Coordinator is a development professional with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills that support productive fundraising to increase private support of the Center. The position plans, executes and evaluates development activities for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center Foundation, as well as planning and coordinating development-related events and activities. Functions include but are not limited to: research, refinement and implementation of the Center's fundraising strategy; establishing and meeting fundraising goals and targets; cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with the Center's Advisory Board Development Committee, university development staff, and current and potential individual and organizational donors; actively and accurately managing, soliciting, and tracking a portfolio of major gift prospects; coordinating donor stewardship; and researching, cultivating, and writing proposals and reports to public and private foundations. The Development Coordinator must be comfortable soliciting funds from a wide range of current and potential donors.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree and two (2) years of experience, which includes six (6) months of full-time experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and execute assignments. A Masters degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.