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Executive Director of Development

  • Full Time
  • Salem, Oregon
  • $80,000-110,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $80,000-110,000

Website Willamette University

Come grow with us.

Willamette University’s development team is on the “grow,” and we’d like you to grow with us. If you’re looking for a professional home where you can gain new knowledge through coaching and professional development opportunities, test your leadership skills through a personalized growth plan, or dip your toe in the fundraising water for the first time in a supportive environment, Willamette University’s development team is the place for you.  We have a place for both lifers and launchers, whether you’re looking for a longtime role or a place to grow beyond after working your way through the career ladder.

As a Director of Development for Gift Planning, you’ll be part of a three-person team focused on maximizing estate planning, unique assets, and life income gifts that not only benefit the University but also serve as tools for donors to realize their ultimate gift and manage tax implications.  You’ll both carry your own portfolio and partner with other frontline fundraisers to share your gift planning expertise in their donor conversations.

As a Director of Development liaised to one of our academic units, you’ll build partnerships within the college’s faculty and staff, working together to engage alumni and friends in a transformational relationship with the college. We have two opportunities available for you to become part of the team as a Director of Development and are able to match the position level to your experience.

Take a look at the Director of Development, Gift Planning and Director of Development positions.  We hope you’ll see yourself growing with us in one of these pivotal roles.  If you’d like to learn more about our team, contact Karen Shaw, Executive Director of Development, at or 503.370.6548.

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