Development Coordinator – Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University

Summary of Duties:

The Development Coordinator is responsible for creating meaningful experiences for members and donors while raising funds to sustain core museum activities including exhibitions, education initiatives and public programs. The Development Coordinator is directly responsible for providing support for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) on all fundraising initiatives with emphasis on meeting the team’s development goals.  The Development Coordinator is responsible for the development of the JSMA membership program.  The Development Coordinator is responsible for creating programs focused on strengthening the donor pipeline and charged with building the membership base for the museum, acquisition, retention, and stewardship.  The Development Coordinator will effectively collaborate with the marketing team, developing and executing an integrated digital and mail solicitation strategy for membership and annual giving programs.  The Development Coordinator represents the University to internal and external constituents. 

Mission Statement:

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University serves as the intellectual center for the visual arts, combining academic needs with community connections, to enliven, educate and transform the lives of WSU students, faculty, and staff, while offering enriching encounters of regional and national artists to the Pacific Northwest.


The Museum of Art/WSU was established in 1974 and has a long history of outstanding exhibitions and educational programs that serve students, faculty, the local community, and the greater Pacific Northwest.

In 2018, with a generous lead gift from Jordan Schnitzer, the museum was able to build a flagship new building in the center of the Pullman campus—a symbol of its mission to serve the whole university. Renamed the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU, the museum entered a new phase. Its previous venue, now titled the Collection Study Center, has been reconfigured to house the museum’s permanent art collection.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience, which includes six (6) months of full-time experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing and organize and execute assignments. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience with annual giving, membership programs, advertising, communications, or marketing development-related experience.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, impact style writing and direct mail writing experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and sound judgement around prioritizing many and sometimes competing obligations.
  • Proficiency with current office technology including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating digital content for website and social media platforms to reflect current programs and special events.
  • Experience managing simultaneous event marketing campaigns.
  • Ability to understand and analyze data to drive strategy.
  • Solutions-driven; with an ability to anticipate potential problems in advance.

Area/College: Provost Office
Department Name: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-7301
Department Link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU
Monthly Salary: $4,166.67 + Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits:  WSU offers comprehensive employer/employee paid medical insurance and dental plans.  Benefits Information
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application online WSU Jobs by Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.  Washington State University is an EO/AA educator and employer.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:  In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodationis available at . Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

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