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Washington University in St. Louis

Regional Director of Development and Donor Engagement, Greater New York Region, Major Gifts Alumni and Development Programs

Job #: 36908

The Regional Director of Development and Donor Engagement (RDDE) will expand the university’s base of support and strengthen its relationships with existing donors. The regional director will build and manage a portfolio of constituents capable of making major gifts in the five- and six-figure range and will carry out the fundraising process from identification and cultivation to solicitation to stewardship. Successful collaboration and an understanding of complex organizations are critical, as the regional director will work closely with colleagues within the regional development team and across the Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) division to cultivate and solicit multi-interest donors capable of making transformational gifts. The RDDE will collaborate with the Greater New York (GNY) team, which includes the EDNY and three other Regional Directors of Development to bolster the success of events, fundraising management and donor engagement.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree. A minimum of five years of development, sales, marketing or other closely related experience preferably within a complex university or other organization with complex reporting relationships. Ability to travel required.

Highly successful and experienced professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents such as chancellor, board members, vice chancellors, deans, etc. Exceptional organizational abilities with ability to meet deadlines. Strong personal commitment to higher education and its advancement through professional development. Ability to help plan, coordinate and manage capital projects and campaigns.


  • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • 22 vacation days
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Sick Time
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits


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Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status


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