Assistant Director of Development, College of Pharmacy

Assistant Director of Development, College of Pharmacy

Assistant Director of Development, College of Pharmacy 150 150
Oregon State University Foundation
March 28, 2023
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The College of Pharmacy has been an integral part of Oregon State University for more than 100 years. The goal of the College of Pharmacy is to produce pharmacists who are independent scientists dedicated to providing a better quality of life. The three foundational goals of the College are to play an important role advancing societal health through leadership in pharmacy education, research, and community engagement, for improved patient care.

Position Summary   

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and and the College of Pharmacy, and working in partnership with College of Pharmacy leadership, the Assistant Director of Development joins a cohort of assistant and associate directors of development who support the pipeline development and fundraising goals of the OSU Foundation on behalf of Oregon State University.

It is the role of the Assistant Director of Development to qualify a large number of potential donors for the college/unit, and to focus on the solicitation of mid-level annual gifts ranging from $1,000 - $49,999.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Development are to leverage technology and processes to:

  1. secure annual gifts($1,000 - $49,999) at scale, and
  2. grow the pool of potential major gift donors for the future.

The Assistant Director of Development is expected to devote 80% of work time to fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of employment.

Work Location  

The location for this position is the OSU Foundation’s Corvallis, Oregon office.

The Foundation offers a program called Core Work Days, a hybrid approach combining remote and in-office work days. Unless traveling for work, Foundation employees are in office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and work remotely, if preferred, on Monday and Friday.

Key Partners 

Key partners include members of the assigned work team, the fundraising partners within the assigned College and members of the Advancement Services Pipeline Development team.

Measures of Success

The Assistant Director of Development will

  •  Meet with a minimum of 150 potential donors each fiscal year, ask each to make a gift of $1,000 or more and determine major gift capacity
  • Fully participate with the Assistant Director of Development Cohort, utilizing and leveraging the technology and processes to secure annual gifts of $1,000 or more
  • Secure 15 – 30 gifts (between $1,000 and $49,999) annually
  • Raise between $250,000 - $500,000 annually through a combination of annual gifts ($1,000 - $2,499) and mid-level annual gifts ($2,500 - $49,999)

Major Duties  

  • Manage a comprehensive portfolio of 200 – 250 potential donors.
  • Participate in cohort activities to connect with and qualify at least 150+ potential donors on an annual basis through innovative engagement platforms and processes.
  • Raise $250,000 - $500,000 dollars per year, as measured by commitments of annual ($1,000 - $2,499), and mid-level ($2,500 - $49,999).
  • Open 20 - 50 ($1,000+) proposals per year.
  • Close 15 – 30 gifts ($1,000 - $49,999) per year.
  • Conduct 120-160 visits and substantive contacts per year, focused on assigned portfolio and the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of potential donors.
  • Work with the College to develop compelling gift opportunities/materials, such as giving circles, advisory groups, and other product-related giving opportunities to facilitate fundraising conversations with alumni and donors on behalf of the College.
  • Collaborate with college/university external relations colleagues to broaden and deepen the engagement of alumni, parents and friends.
  • Employing sales enablement technology, conduct electronic outreach (I.e. email, video, texting) to garner both video conference and in person visits to build a managed portfolio of donors and pipeline of potential donors.
  • In addition to electronic outreach, when traveling, conduct 3-5 visits per scheduled travel day.
  • Perform related administrative duties, including recording outreach and contact reports in the appropriate systems, setting up donor visits, and managing a travel budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities   

Knowledge of:

  • donor cultivation and engagement


  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate a strong and compelling case for support
  • Must be strategic, hardworking, and able to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong professional relationships

Ability to:

  • Utilize technology and technology processes to fulfill work requirements
  • Work closely with assigned foundation and academic leadership to advance the philanthropic priorities of the college
  • Handle interpersonal relationships maturely, thoughtfully and empathetically, including the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  •  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
  • Apply creative and entrepreneurial thinking, while applying sound judgment and conducting oneself with integrity
  • Approach  work assuming the best of intentions from Foundation and campus colleagues

Qualifications and Requirements   

Bachelor’s degree and four years of development work experience, ideally in higher education.  Education and experience equivalencies will be considered.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate successful middle-to-major gift fundraising experience. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and must be able to travel by varying modes of transportation.

 Core Values  

The Foundation strives to be one of the best places to work in the country. We know that our success depends in large part on the people who carry out our mission. It’s what we do –and how we do it -- that makes the difference. Our core values reflect our approach to work and to each other, and we are committed to conduct consistent with these values.

  collaborative · responsible · respectful · inclusive · innovative  

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