Skip Navigation
Print Share

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering

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

The Oregon State University Foundation seeks an ambitious and motivated development professional to serve as Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering. 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


Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development at the OSU Foundation, the Senior Director of Development is the chief front-line fundraising position responsible for creating a vision and managing a comprehensive major gift program to support the College of Engineering. The Senior 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. Working in close partnership with the Dean and other constituents, the Senior Director of Development will develop clearly-defined strategic fundraising priorities for the College. The Senior Director of Development will ideally have at least seven to ten years of major gift development experience in higher education; 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 is essential. Although this person does not need direct engineering fundraising experience, an interest in engineering or STEM related activities is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.


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