Director of Development II, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Oregon, United States
$125,000.00 - $145,000.00
May 27, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon State University Foundation seeks an ambitious and motivated development professional to serve as Director of Development II. Oregon State University is an internationally recognized public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, OSU 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 $440 million in external funding in the 2019 fiscal year, more than all other public universities in Oregon combined, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. The OSU Foundation partners with the university to engage the OSU community, inspire investment, and steward resources to enhance the university’s excellence and impact. Raising approximately $140 million annually, the Foundation has for the last three years achieved its best years of fundraising, and in FY 2019 set a record for cash gifts. For more information about the Foundation, please visit


Reporting to the Senior Director for Development, Division of Earth Systems Sciences, the Director of Development II will serve as the chief front-line fundraiser responsible for managing a comprehensive major gift program for the CEOAS. Working in close partnership with the Dean, her leadership team, other unit heads, lead volunteers, and development colleagues, the Director of Development II will develop and implement a long-range strategic planning process and vison for the College to increase and grow the major gift pipeline and overall fundraising success throughout the upcoming university wide campaign for the CEOAS goal. This position will manage the Director of Alumni Relations to increase alumni engagement through event participation, volunteering opportunities, and giving to broaden and deepen relationships on behalf of CEOAS. The Director of Development II will ideally have at least ten years of major gift development experience in higher education and a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising. Experience in foundation relations would also be of value. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. The salary range is $125,000 to $145,000 annually. Relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.


Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Development II search. The full position description can be viewed on their website. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: