Associate Director of Development, Our Beaver Nation (OBN)
Company: Foundation List
Posted on: August 5, 2022
The Oregon State University (OSU) Foundation supports the
fundraising and engagement efforts of OSU student-athletes through
Our Beaver Nation (OBN), the fundraising arm of Oregon State
Athletics. OBN's goal is to support the OSU Athletics Build the Dam
Strategic Plan and the effort to lead the nation in the holistic
development of our student-athletes measured by graduation,
academic achievement, wellness, and post-graduation success.
The successful candidate will be required to show proof of being
fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development / Associate
Athletic Director & Executive Director of Major Gifts the Associate
Director of Development is part of a cohortofassistant and
associate directors ofdevelopment officerswhosupport thepipeline
developmentandfundraisinggoals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of
Oregon State University.
While securing major gift commitmentsfor currentpriorities
iscritically important, it is equally important thatthe Associate
Director of Development qualify a large number of potential donors
for the unit, leveraging processes and technology that allows them
to create and maintain mid-level annual gift relationships at scale
and grow the pool of major gift donors for this campaign and the
The Associate Director of Development will be expected to devote
80% of work time to fundraising activities and20% of work time to
The location for this position is Gill Coliseum on the Oregon State
The Foundation offersaprogram called CoreWork Days, ahybrid
approachcombiningremote andin-office work days.Unless traveling for
work,Foundation employeesarein office on Tuesday,Wednesdayand
Thursday, and work remotely, if preferred, on Monday and Friday
Partners for this position include the Foundation'sleadershipannual
givingteam,major gift officers,planned giving,
marketing/communications, gift accounting and finance teams, along
with College'sexternal relations team.
Measures of Success
- Participate in the ADOD cohort and ensure qualification of
- Secure 15 - 30 mid-level annual gifts (between $2,500 and
- Raise between $500,000 - $1M annually through a combination
ofmid-level annual gifts ($2,500 - $49,999)and major gifts
Working closely with assigned foundation and academic leadership to
advance the philanthropic priorities of the college.
Manage a comprehensive portfolio of 200 - 250 potential donors:
- Participate in cohort activities to connectwith
andqualify150potentialdonors through leveraging innovative
engagement platforms and processeson an annual basis
- In addition, manageaportfolio of50-100donors and potential
donors rated at $25,000 and aboveto reachassignedfundraising
Raise $500,000- $1M dollars per year, as measured by commitments
ofmid-level ($2,500- $49,999)and major gifts ($50,000+).
Open20 - 50($2,500- $49.9K)proposals per year.
Close 15- 30 gifts($2,500- $49,999)per year, 2-5 ($50K+).
Conduct 120-160 visits and substantive contacts per year, focused
onassigned portfolioand the engagement, cultivation, and
solicitation of potential donors.
Collaborate with college/university external relations colleagues
to broaden and deepen the engagement of alumni, parents, and
Conduct 3-5 visits per travel day.
Perform related administrative duties, including contact reports,
budget management, coordinating engagement activities, and setting
up donor visits.
Along with Our Beaver Nation colleagues and university partners,
support the Oregon State Athletics Sports Specific & Engagement
Plan, which will include a sport liaison assignment(s).
Participate in the Our Beaver Nation regional development plan,
including travel to assigned areas.
Other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience indonor cultivation and engagement
- Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to
articulate a strong and compelling case for support
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong
professional relationships with colleagues at the Foundation, OSU
Alumni Association,Our Beaver Nation and the university
- Be aware of, control, and express one's emotions appropriately,
and to handle interpersonal relationships maturely, thoughtfully
and empathetically, including the ability to work with individuals
from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to effectively represent the interests and fundraising
priorities of various colleges/units, while also maintaining a high
degree of enterprise perspective by acting in the best interests of
the foundation and the university at all times
- Strategic, hardworking, and able to work with a high degree of
flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented
- Ability to apply creative and entrepreneurial thinking, while
applying sound judgment and conducting oneself with
- Ability to approach work assuming the best of intentions from
Foundation and campus colleagues
Qualifications and Requirements
Bachelor's degree andfouryears of development work experience,
ideally in higher education. Education and experience equivalencies
may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who
demonstratesuccessful middle-to-major giftfundraising experience.
The person in this position will frequently travel between
Corvallis and Portland, Oregon so they must possess a valid
driver's licenseand must be able to travelby varying modes of
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