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As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

Our Department of Psychology has an outstanding opportunity for an Advancement & Outreach Officer.
The Advancement & Outreach Officer will be responsible for activities designed to enhance public awareness of and increase private support for the Department of Psychology and its programs. The Advancement & Outreach Officer will plan, manage, and implement department efforts to build relationships with alumni and friends of the department, attract private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations and promote the department regionally, nationally, and globally. Responsibilities include advancement activities, gift stewardship, alumni and donor relations, external communications, and planning events supporting donor cultivation and stewardship. This position has extensive direct ****,999) through personal solicitations.
• Work with the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Team to research and develop strategies for major gift prospects. Assist in preparing written materials to support requests for major gifts. Use the University's prospect management and tracking system.
• Oversee and coordinate annual giving efforts with Central Advancement, including the student calling programs and direct mail activities.
• Coordinate stewardship activities, including but not limited to writing gift acknowledgments, planning and implementing recognition events, writing and coordinating stewardship packets to endowment donors, and coordinating student correspondence to scholarship/fellowship donors.
• Process all gifts sent to the department.
• Prepare reports on fundraising and gift budget activity for department as requested.
• Act as liaison between the department and College of Arts and Sciences and University Advancement; act as point of contact for all Advancement-related business. Attend Advancement meetings and events as scheduled.
• Provide guidance to other department faculty and staff on outreach and fundraising.
• Play an active role in creating and maintaining a culture of philanthropy within the department.

• Plan and coordinate department advancement events, including the Edwards Public Lecture Series. Develop guest lists, create invitations, draft briefings, and manage follow-up strategy. Coordinate travel and catering as necessary.
• Write and manage production of department communications, including biannual newsletters, fact sheets, social media and website content.
• Collaborate with the UW Office of News to increase department visibility through media relations and press releases.
• Supervise a Program Coordinator who supports the department’s outreach activities.

• A bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field.
• At least two years of experience in fundraising, alumni relations, communications, or related activity.
• Demonstrated ability to (1) develop and implement a plan to achieve organization goals, (2) build positive relationships, (3) interact successfully with diverse populations and (4) work independently and as a member of a team.
• Must be interested in, and become well informed on, issues in scientific research and science education and be able to communicate them to a broad audience.
• Must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be able to tell a compelling story.
• Must have strong interpersonal, customer service and verbal communication skills.
• Values the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness; demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity.
• Proficiency with computer applications such as those found in MS Office, email, and the Internet.
• Willingness and ability to learn and use UW’s ADVANCE database system, Cvent event software, Marketo e-marketing software, the Leadership Gift tracking system, and other proprietary computer applications.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the database software ADVANCE
• Fundraising or alumni relations experience in a higher education setting.
• Event planning experience.
• Familiarity with the local business and philanthropic community.

Conditions of Employment
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.

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.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability
, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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