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Director of Development, College of Business

Company: Oregon State University Foundation
Date Posted: June 18, 2017

The Oregon State University Foundation seeks an entrepreneurial and experienced fundraiser to serve as Director of Development, College of Business. Oregon State University is an internationally recognized public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to also have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $336 million in external funding in the 2016 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. Oregon State also ranks fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy. The OSU Foundation is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947 and dedicated to enhancing the mission of Oregon State University. The Foundation aspires to be one of the premier public university fundraising programs by capitalizing on past successes, an engaged community of alumni, parents and friends, and the experience of existing and new professionals. For further information, please visit


With the possibility of being located in either Corvallis or Portland, the Director of Development will report to the Associate Vice President for Development. The Director of Development in the College of Business is the chief front-line fundraising position responsible for managing a comprehensive gift program to support the College of Business. The Director of Development is expected to devote 70% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 30% of work time to management and administrative responsibilities. In addition to leading the College of Business development team and its major gift engagement activities, the Director of Development will individually manage a portfolio of 50-100 prospects. The Director of Development will ideally have at least five years of major gift development experience in higher education (ideally at a Research I University) or a related field; a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising, especially at the $1 million level and above; and experience managing and motivating staff toward greater productivity and efficiency. Experience working with Deans or development leadership to build a philanthropic vision for a School or College would be a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.


Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Development, College of Business search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: