Founded in 1890, Washington State University (WSU) is a land-grant university system with campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, Everett, the Tri-Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, and an online Global Campus.
The University offers 98 undergraduate majors, 78 master's degree programs, 65 doctoral programs and three professional degrees (Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine). Its faculty members include 11 members of National Academies, and their outstanding work has led to WSU being recognized as one of only 131 U.S. doctoral colleges and universitiesout of 4,300+ public and private institutionswith very high research activity in theCarnegie Classification(2018). This designation represents the highest level of research activity for doctoral institutions.
In Pullman, the liveliness of a college town complements the unparalleled pastoral beauty that defines southeastern Washington. The city is home to WSU as well as the international headquarters of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, and is a major hub of the Palousea region that encompasses areas of Washington and Idaho, characterized by picturesque views of farms and rolling wheat fields.
In 2019, ChamberofCommerce.org named Pullman the Best City to Live in Washington (among 2,509 cities with populations of 25,000 or more). The organization made their determination based on a number of factors, including employment opportunities, housing, quality of life, education, and health. For more information about life in Pullman, please visit WSU's career page. WSU has an extensive network of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and researchers across the globe. We invite you to come join the Cougar family.
WSU's Foundation (WSUF) welcomes applications for the position of Director of Board Relations.
Under the leadership of the Vice President of Advancement and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the WSUF, the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Administration, and in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Board Relations provides strategic direction and support for the administration of the Washington State University (WSU) Foundation Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of 25-30 volunteer members.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors chair, WSUF CEO, and Executive Leadership Team, the Director plans, organizes and leads the strategic planning efforts to advance the Board through a first-in-class board experience and support dynamic engagement of the Board members so that their experience and networks are well leveraged.
The Director maintains official records of WSU Foundation Board of Directors; coordinates the scheduling, planning, and support of all Board of Directors and committee meetings; responds to questions and requests for information; ensures compliance with bylaws and operating procedures; helps to manage and coordinate all communication with Directors, Trustees, and Emeriti Trustees; and serves as a liaison to the chair of the WSU Foundation Board of Directors. Additionally, this position will provide oversight in the research, development, and implementation of best practices in board management. The Director will also serve as the administrative liaison to the WSUF related organizations.
There is an exceedingly high degree of public contact in this position with frequent and extensive external networking with alumni, donors, foundations, businesses, community leaders, and other appropriate audiences. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate, manage multiple priorities, and handle the pressure of deadlines.
This position operates autonomously but is a part of a bigger team of energetic, hard-working, and passionate colleagues. Travel, evening, and weekend work is occasionally required. To learn more about WSU, please visit the University's website at www.wsu.edu. Information about WSUF can be found at https://foundation.wsu.edu/. To apply for this position, please upload your resume and cover letter at https://wsujobs.com/postings/51102
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.