Business Title: Assistant Director, Gift Accounting
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Assistant Director of Gift Accounting is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the day-to-day gift operations of the WSU Foundation. The Assistant Director supervises 8 - 9 employees and is responsible for creating/updating position descriptions, interviewing, hiring, and writing and performing annual staff reviews. Responsible for unit operations; defines scope of work and duties, utilizes numerous individuals and agency resources, and oversees and monitors all gift records and processing functions. Devises and improves unit efficiencies, promotes change related to gift and pledge processing and staff. Delegates and assigns work, provides cross training for all functions of the unit, documents internal and external audience procedures, creates and produces gift and pledge reports, generates and reviews gift and pledge data to assist internal/external staff, and donors. Ensures accuracy and integrity of gift/pledge and donor records; interprets and explains IRS and university gift regulations and policies and uses independent judgment to make decisions.
This position will act as a resource and liaison between Advancement Services units, WSU Foundation, WSU staff, and WSU colleges and units to improve processes, create Documentation, answer inquiries and provide feedback, research policies and information in order to make judgment calls, work with unique transactions or processes and create policies as needed. The Assistant Director participates in planning and management meetings with staff at all levels in the WSU Foundation, and WSU colleges and units.
A Bachelor's 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.
At least three years of full-time experience working in a higher education, fundraising, processing role; OR equivalent education/experience.
Must have, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Strong analytical and typing skills required.
Cash handling and extensive experience working in a fundraising environment with alumni/donor records, IRS rules, CASE guidelines, is preferred.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience. FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163
Area/College: University Advancement Department Name: Advancement Services Department Link:foundation.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin May 10, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents:
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.