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ASSISTANT DEAN FOR DEVELOPMENT

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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.For the University of Washington (UW) to be the greatest public university in the world as measured by our impact, the UW and University Advancement (UA) must weave equity and anti-racism into everything we do. Becoming a more equitable organization starts with us and focusing on groups that have been excluded and under-engaged will lead to better outcomes for our whole community. Ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are natural outcomes of our activities will require us to state our values, live by those values and work toward our vision every day. To sustain our efforts, we have defined a path forward with our values clearly articulated and shared throughout the organization. We invite you, our community, to walk with us, share feedback and engage as we do our part in the University-wide effort to create a more just and equitable world.https://www.washington.edu/advancement/ua-dei-visions-values-and-actions/ University Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Dean For Development to join their team.POSITION PURPOSE The School of Nursing is dedicated to educating the next generation of nurse leaders, advancing nursing science and improving the health of communities locally, regionally and globally. The Assistant Dean for Advancement develops and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising and alumni/constituent relations. This includes creating programs, activities and initiatives that attract private support, volunteerism and engages alumni and friends on behalf of the school. The Assistant Dean for Advancement works closely with the School of Nursing team and UW's Office of Advancement to lead and drive support for a comprehensive fundraising program including Corporate and Foundation relations, Major Giving, Planned Giving and Annual Giving, The Assistant Dean for Advancement reports jointly to the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Vice President for Development.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESFrontline FundraisingFocus the school's advancement related activities, including corporate and foundation relations, on securing major gifts ($100,000 and above).Manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for each assigned prospect.Oversee the management of the school's portfolio of corporate prospects and develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for each organization. Oversee the development of volunteer engagement strategies for corporate partnerships, as appropriate.Oversee the management of the school's foundation relations program. The Advancement team will collaborate with the Office of Nursing Research and Advancement central Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to support faculty on grant identification. Collaborate with faculty, administration, and advancement staff to review and consult on letters of inquiry, proposals, and other materials that garner foundation support.Coordinate Nursing's Advancement efforts with the overall Advancement efforts in alignment with the university's mission and goals. Prepare briefings and support for all leadership and principal gift donor contacts.Provide strategy and counsel to the Dean and members of Senior Administration to mutually plan and share information enhancing efforts to identify, engage, solicit and/or steward major donors, SON Advisory Board Members, friends, alumni, community and corporate leaders.Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements and other materials needed to secure major gifts. Participate cooperatively in the University's prospect management and tracking system.Leadership and Team managementProvide leadership of and oversee the day-to-day operations for the School of Nursing Advancement Team.Manage a team of professionals who will build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the school (its Dean, faculty and staff) and external audiences such as donors, volunteers, alumni, business and community leaders, and select foundations.Create and manage the budget of the School of Nursing Advancement Team with discretionary authority.Responsible for management, staff development and career enrichment for the School of Nursing Advancement team.In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Marketing and Communications, provide strategic direction for creation of a communication plan that will promote the objectives of the College. Coordinate College outreach efforts to significant external constituenciesStrategy DevelopmentAs part of the University-wide Advancement planning process, and in concert with the Dean of the School of Nursing and VP for Development, establish both long-term and short-term fundraising strategies for the school's overall Advancement activities. This includes annual gifts, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, donor recognition, and stewardship. Create strategies and direct the external outreach activities of the school with an aim of building and significantly expanding the school's relationships with external constituents, including donors, volunteers, future and past students, the professional community, and policy makers.Regularly evaluate fundraising programs, assess progress toward goals, and report on results to the Dean and Vice President for Development.Facilitate and manage partnerships and shared resources with central advancement in support of programs and strategies for securing private support for the school.Program Development and ManagementDirect and implement the School of Nursing's advancement programs, including annual gifts, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, donor recognition, and stewardship. Create strategies and direct the external outreach activities of the school with an aim of building and significantly expanding the school's base of fundraising constituents.Coordinate advancement activities throughout the school with central development programs and services. Work in partnership with the central development manager of these programs, sharing information and jointly developing strategies for securing private support.In collaboration with the school's marketing and communications team, provide strategic direction for creation of a communication plan that will promote the fundraising and advancement objectives of the school. Collaborate on the School's advancement outreach efforts to significant external audiences and constituencies.Prepare budgets, forecasts and manage finances within the Advancement unit. Prepare and present quarterly and annual financial reports outlining trends, fundraising progress and gifts by type or source of funds to the Deans and Chairs (Senior Executive/Management Team).Volunteer EngagementIn support of direct fundraising, provide strategy, counsel, staffing to the School's Advisory Board and participate in related committees with respect to advancement functions. Build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the school (Dean, faculty and staff) and external audiences. Other duties as assigned. Supervision ExercisedThis position supervises three budgeted positions, allocated as mutually determined between the School and University Advancement.Key Competencies CoreEffective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive 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. FundraiserDonor 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. ManagementPeople Builder: Committed to developing others to become leaders.Driving Results: Effectively communicates objectives and guides direct reports and team members to make decisions and achieve goals.Organizational Planning: Develops and manages comprehensive team goals and measures team progress while balancing short-term and long-term priorities that are consistent with the organization's mission, priorities and goals.Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests of the organization in mind. StrategicVisioning: Anticipates emerging trends and issues and develops a clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative energy of the organization in alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and values.Organizational Acumen: Analyzes a situation, balances reason and the interest of others, and acts in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success.Selflessness: Demonstrates ambition first and foremost for the organization and concern for its success rather than for one's own personal gain.Professional Will/Fearlessness: Displays an inner intensity and dedication to making everything the best that it can be. Shows resolve and determination to make the organization great.Focused on Organizational Sustainability: Communicates uncompromising desire to make the organization even more successful in the next generation.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSA bachelor's degree and at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development/advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to understand schools' key priorities and balance the Dean and faculty priorities-discerning the ways in which they present Advancement opportunities and identifying sources of support that direct giving to the School's key objectives.Proven track record partnering with Dean, ED, or equivalent.Demonstrated ability to improve organizational effectiveness and results by providing strategic positioning, direction, and leadership.Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSFundraising experience at a comprehensive research university or health-care institution. Demonstrated success at major gift fundraising and working knowledge of gift planning vehicles (charitable trusts, gift annuities and complex outright gifts).Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain corporate and foundation contacts.Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and not-for-profit boards, proactively identifying opportunities to engage volunteers as ambassadors and stakeholders and supporting their work.Strong personnel and budget management experience or ability.Self-motivation with enormous energy and a capacity for hard work within an intensely goal-oriented environment.Superior interpersonal skills, working equally comfortably and effectively with scholars, administration, professional and administrative staff, and alumni(ae).Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.Certified Fundraising Executive or master's degree.The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated track record as a successful fund-raiser, preferably in higher education, with management, operational, direct major gift fundraising and volunteer management experience.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTAbility 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.Frequent local travel expected.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.Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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