Annual Giving & Donor Relations Officer
Recruitment #: S2106
Review Date: Immediate review | Open until filled
Department: Advancement & Foundation
Salary Range: $46,757 - $55,009
Western Oregon University (WOU) offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. http://www.wou.edu/hr/benefits/
Department / Job Summary:
Advancement is responsible for community relations, fund raising, prospect research, alumni relations, and the operation of the Western Oregon University Foundation. The purpose of this office is the cultivation of alumni and other potential donors through their involvement with the University; research and preparation of gift solicitations; management of gifts, grants and bequests to the Foundation. The position will develop targeted communication strategies, inclusive of cultivation and stewardship, and craft annual giving themes and messaging that reflect the brand and needs of the university. Responsible for achieving assigned fundraising targets for all appeals and specific to the Fund for WOU and annual scholarships.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 2 year-experience in fundraising or sales
- Ability to travel for professional training and donor visits, both via personal vehicle and plane/train
- Knowledge and experience actively using a customer relationship management software
- Ability and willingness to work evening and weekends as needed.
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You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp
Required Application materials (PDF preferred):
1. WOU Employment Application form available here
2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
4. Contact information for three references
5. Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned
As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
S2106, Annual Giving & Donor Relations Officer, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
NOTE: A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
The university typically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments for multiple years.
Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
About this company
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Location/Region: Monmouth, OR (97361)