Chief Advancement Officer

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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Chief Advancement Officer


Bryant Group is excited to partner with the University of Washington, Continuum College to recruit a Chief Advancement Officer.


The Opportunity

The University of Washington, Continuum College seeks a collaborative and entrepreneurial visionary to provide leadership and strategic oversight for fundraising, alumni, and constituent engagement. The newly created position of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) for Continuum College will create a culture of philanthropy by developing and executing fundraising strategies, engaging alumni, fostering external relationships and identify development opportunities by building a fundraising team that advances the vision and strategic goals of Continuum College in support of the mission of the University of Washington.  


The University of Washington, Continuum College educates more than 50,000 students annually as the leading innovator in continuing education. For more information please visit:


Position Description

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, the CAO will work collaboratively with the Vice Provost, Continuum College to establish and execute a plan for successfully creating, leading and implementing an integrated resource development strategy to identify and support new opportunities for increasing Continuum College’s impact. The successful candidate should have at least eight years of progressive experience in institutional development with a proven track record of soliciting gifts of $50K or more.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide counsel and identify opportunities to the Continuum College Vice Provost to create and implement a fundraising plan/strategy that aligns with the college and university goals.
  • Develop, build, and sustain deep long-term relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, prospective donors and business and community leaders, inviting their partnership and financial investment in pursuit of shared goals.  
  • Lead broad-based marketing efforts, internally and externally, with a commitment to building programmatic awareness, amplifying the mission and values of Continuum, and growing support for the program.
  • Provide counsel to the Continuum College Vice Provost and Executive Council to further the equity mission through advancement.


Application Procedure
To be considered for the Chief Advancement Officer opportunity, please submit your letter of interest, resume and DEI statement in confidence to:

Tracy Frederick,

Senior Executive Recruiter, BRYANT GROUP 

Priority will be given to materials received prior to

March 3, 2023.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

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