Job Description:

Summary of Duties:

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.

The Director of Development 3 is responsible for supporting the Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) fundraising goals by planning and conducting outreach designed to promote constituent understanding of NWPB activities with the aim of cultivating donors and raising money.

These efforts may include, but are not limited to annual giving, major gift development of $25,000 or more, and planned gift identification and advancement. A Development Director 3 manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 donors, secures 12-16 major gift pledges, opens/plans a minimum of 20 solicitations, and has an annual fundraising goal between $750,000 and $1,500,000. The Development Director 3 closes a third of major gifts on an annual basis in the range of $50,000 and $100,000. This position includes supervisory responsibility.

You will have the opportunity for extensive travel in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the course of developing relationships with donors, community partners, and businesses.

Percentage Breakdown of Job Functions:

  • 80% Major Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship

  • 15% Unity Specific Responsibilities

  • 5% Other Duties as Assigned

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Required Qualifications:

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.

  • 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.

  • Evening and weekend work are occasionally required.

Annual Salary:

$ 85,000 - $ 100,000 | Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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 more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:

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.

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Position Location:

The position is located on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. Remote/hybrid opportunity may be available for candidates in Eastern Washington.


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
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Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. 

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

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.


Screening Begin Date:

Screening of applications will begin on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.


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