Overview

Oregon State University Foundation seeks an ambitious and motivated development professional to serve as Senior Director of Development I.  Situated 90 miles south of Portland, OSU is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only three universities in the U.S. to also have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $471 million in research funding in 2022, more than all other public universities in Oregon combined, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond.  Entering its 75th year, the OSU Foundation partners with the university to engage the OSU community, inspire investment, and steward resources to enhance the university’s excellence and impact. The fiscal year 2022 marked a record year for fundraising with donors giving more than $216.9 million – the momentum needed to lead into the next campaign, which will publicly launch on October 14, 2022.  For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.osufoundation.org.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, the Senior Director of Development I is a front-line fundraiser responsible for managing a comprehensive major gift program on behalf of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and the Linus Pauling Institute. Working in close partnership with the Dean and the Director, the Senior Director of Development will develop clearly defined strategic fundraising priorities and articulate compelling cases for support.  At least eight years of major gift development in higher education and a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising at the $1 million level and above is preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Senior Director of Development I search. To view the full position description, please visit https://pub.lucidpress.com/morrisberger_2204/.  To apply, please submit an application, including a resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: https://www.morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2204.