Chief Development Officer

Recruitment Period:  1/1/16 - 3/30/16
Status:  Full Time



The Chief Development Officer reports to the President and is responsible for providing leadership in funds development programs to ensure that the University fulfills its mission and goals.  This includes regional resource development, fundraising activities, donor recognition and retention, events, federal and foundation grant writing, strategic planning and volunteer development.   


  • Lead the office in developing resources to ensure a strong base of financial and constituent support for the University.
  • Work with president and financial officer to determine short-term and long-term funding goals, priorities and methods to achieve and measure success.
  • Serve as the chief development officer for the university and advise the president of all matters pertaining to the operations and management of advancement initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the President, this position acts as a representative and ambassador to the University's constituents and promotes positive relationships and strong partnerships for the University.
  • Facilitates continuous and effective communication, both oral and written, that deliver the PNWU message both locally and regionally.
  • Identification and cultivation of local and regional resources that supports medical education. 
  • Facilitate state and federal legislative initiatives.
  • Identify, facilitate and prepare governmental and foundation funding proposals.
  • Plan, develop and implement advancement committee reflective of local and regional constituents.
  • Plan, develop and implement special events that support the advancement of university positioning both locally and regionally.
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge program for the tracking of donor prospects, major gifts, annual giving, recognition and retention. 
  • Work towards establishing a foundation that will support planned giving, endowment and research initiatives.
  • Manage a budget, appropriate tracking systems, and accounting controls aligned with state and federal guidelines.
  • Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards.
  • Conduct appropriate and consistent with the mission and philosophy of PNWU.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required: Bachelor’s Degree, Master's preferred


CFRE/CFRM certification preferred.

Five years of related experience required. Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience.

Demonstrates excellence in written, oral and listening communications.

Demonstrates knowledge of fund development strategies and tactics.

Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and work with data utilizing specific, defined processes.


PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

To ensure full consideration APPLY by the closing date. You will be asked to attach a resume/CV and references before submitting the online application.

For more information about the position, see the full job description.

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