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Assistant Director of Development, PSU Arts

Company: PSU Foundation
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

At the PSU Foundation, we believe in the power of higher education to transform lives. We are a mission-driven organization focused on advancing Portland State University through relationships, community connections and philanthropy. As part of our team, you'll join a group of passionate, committed and engaged individuals working to empower students, faculty and the communities we serve. Join us.The Opportunity: The Assistant Director of Development, PSU Arts, is responsible for advancing fundraising efforts and managing strong relationships for a select portfolio of prospects. The Assistant Director of Development will also work collaboratively with other foundation employees, university faculty and administration to plan and implement solicitation strategies for university priorities.Specifically, the Assistant Director of Development for PSU Arts works as a part of the development team that advances relationships and support for the College of the Arts, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU and the PSU art collection, partnering with the dean, museum director and faculty/staff to support the philanthropic goals and priorities.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide broad-based prospect and project management support to unit team. Manage special projects and maintain annual and other donor stewardship procedures and collateral with appropriate unit and PSU Foundation staff such as, but not limited to, program, scholarship and endowment reporting.
  • Increase gift revenue while broadening the pipeline for special, major and principal gifts.
  • Develop and maintain strong solicitation, engagement and stewardship approaches for key constituencies (alumni, faculty, staff and donors).
  • Prioritize high value opportunities to engage donors in making transformational differences in the lives of students, faculty, programs and learning spaces.
  • Participate in annual and strategic development planning that continuously improves fundraising and engagement.
  • Coordinate database list requests from unit partners and provide reporting support to university partners.
  • Attend and assist with development-related events.
  • Positively represent the PSU Foundation and the University in public and professional ways.
  • May delegate work to Development Coordinator.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.Measures of Success:
    • Meet or exceed frontline fundraising metrics, including face-to-face visits, submitted/funded proposals, individual and unit fundraising.
    • Effective management of portfolio of prospects through all phases of the donor cultivation cycle, with special emphasis on cultivating and soliciting gifts and grants of $5K or more.
    • Effective relationship management both internally with PSU partners/units and externally with donors/prospects. Education and Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Minimum of two to three years of relevant fundraising experience, including proven success in securing five-figure gifts and grants.
      • Fundraising experience in higher education preferred, particularly at a large, public institution or comparably complex organization with multiple stakeholders. -Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements:
        • Knowledge of Portland's donor community, preferred.
        • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
        • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment placing a high premium on collaboration toward shared goal and understanding complex processes.
        • Ability to build and maintain relationships with necessary stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization and at every level.
        • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities simultaneously.
        • Ability to deploy discretion related to confidential information.
        • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including experience using Microsoft Office, Google Applications, DocuSign and other paperless management tools. -
        • Demonstrate reliable, regular, and predictable work attendance.
        • Self-motivated and require little guidance to tackle projects, tasks and priorities.
        • Ability to work productively and collaboratively within an equitable and inclusive team environment, and to communicate effectively and problem solve within the context of diverse behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.Other Essential Information:
          • Department: Development
          • Workdays/Hours: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday
          • Work Type: We currently have a hybrid work model at the PSU Foundation. The Assistant Director of Development, PSU Arts will be required to work at least 16-24 hours/week on Portland State University campus and the remainder of the work week may be worked remotely in Oregon or Washington. - - - -Compensation and Benefits: - -
            • Annual Compensation: $44,700 - $55,900 (depending on experience)
            • Full Time Employee Benefits: We are proud to say that we have one of the leading benefit packages for Nonprofit organizations in Oregon. Highlights of our benefits package includes:
              • Portland State University affiliated employee benefits.
              • Employer paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance coverage.
              • Up to 12% employer contributions to an eligible employee's 401(k) plan.
              • 11 company paid holidays.
              • 34 days of paid time off every year starting from the day you are hired.
              • 100% coverage in "base-plan" for all enrolled employees. $1,500 deductible per member and $3,000/ family (in network). Three additional buy-up plans are offered.Ready to apply? Please visit: to apply. We are looking forward to hearing from you! At PSU Foundation, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That's why all offers of employment where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, plus one dose of a booster shot) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Keywords: PSU Foundation, Portland , Assistant Director of Development, PSU Arts, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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