Seattle, WA

Associate Dean for Advancement, University of Washington

The Organization

Based in Seattle, the Michael G. Foster School of Business (Foster) at the University of Washington is one of the top business schools in the country with a world-class faculty, superior student experience, expansive alumni network, and deep local and global business connections. Foster inspires and enables students who have a passion to make a difference – in communities, nationally, and around the globe.

Position Overview

Associate Dean for Advancement

The Michael G. Foster School of Business

University of Washington

Foster seeks an authentic, and forward – thinking advancement leader with a growth mindset to provide strategic vision to all aspects of engagement, development, marketing, communications and branding for the School. As a critical member of the School and University Advancement leadership teams, the Associate Dean will be responsible for the strategic growth of all advancement activities and will lead and inspire a highly motivated team of approximately 30.

Embracing University Advancement’s culture of risk taking and experimentation, the Associate Dean will lead a welcoming and inclusive culture of continuous improvement where innovation thrives and a growth mindset is expected. Building and encouraging strong relationships across the School and University, as well as with external partners, will be critical to the success of the Associate Dean and the team.

The successful candidate will be an intellectually curious and highly collaborative leader with proven fundraising success. In support of Foster’s commitment to nurturing a welcoming environment, they will have demonstrated success in and a dedication to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The Associate Dean will be a person of integrity, character, and sound judgment and, above all, dedicated to the purpose and values of the Foster School, University Advancement, and the University.

How To Apply

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Donna Russell at

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