Job Description:

The mission of Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) is to be a trusted source of quality content. We are dedicated to enriching our community by sharing and creating distinctive programs which engage, enlighten, and entertain.

NWPB reaches more than 3.6 million people in 44 counties throughout Washington state and parts of Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. Approximately half of the population reached receives public radio broadcast signals exclusively through NWPB.

As the Director of Development 2 or 3, you will be responsible for supporting Northwest Public Broadcasting’s fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of NWPB activities with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money. 

As a Development Director 2, you will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors, close 5 to 15 major gift pledges, open/plan a minimum of 15 solicitations, and have an annual fundraising goal between $250,000 and $750,000.

As a Development Director 3, you will manage a portfolio of approximately 125 – 150 donors, close 12 to 16 major gift pledges, open/plan a minimum of 20 solicitations, and have an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. A Director of Development 3 closes a third of major gifts at $50,000 or higher.

Extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere in the course of developing relationships with donors, community partners, and businesses is expected.This position is required to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

Remote/hybrid opportunity may be available for candidates in Eastern Washington.


Percentage Breakdown of Job Functions:

  • 80% Major Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • 15% Unit Specific Responsibilities

  • 5% Other Duties as Assigned


Required Qualifications for Director of Development 2:

Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes one year (1) of full-time fundraising experience of successful face-to-face gift solicitation of $50,000 or more, or equivalent experience; equivalent experience includes experience in sales; marketing; public relations; and/or advancement experience which has involved direct face-to-face contact with clients, customers, prospective customers and members of the public. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

Required Qualifications for Director of Development 3:

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes two (2) years of full-time fundraising experience, demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission, evidence of ability to plan and execute a fund drive (i.e. responsibility for a project from conception to realization), demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations of gifts of $50,000 or more, OR comparable experience. Comparable experience includes progressively responsible full-time consultative sales in real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles, custom services, or bulk commodities, which include long term relationships between salespeople and clients, which includes negotiating the terms and conditions of individual sales with customers, program oversight and management, clearly defined goals and objectives, and a demonstrated track record of sales success. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

Required Qualifications for all applicants:

  • Experience demonstrating strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, develop and steward client/donor relationships.

  • Understanding of proposal development and writing, fundraising and/or client development principles and techniques; project management skills; and relevant event planning/management.

  • Demonstrated success in proposal writing and submission.

  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license at time of hire.


Monthly Salary:

  • Director of Development 2: $4,942.10 - $6,584.26
  • Director of Development 3: $5,485.73 - $7,083.33

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Job Location: 
Pullman, WA
United States
Job Category: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF, if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.


Job has been reposted. Open until 11:59PM on Sunday, July 14, 2024.

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