Seattle, WA

Associate Dean for Advancement, University of Washington

The Organization

The University of Washington’s College of Engineering is part of a world-class research university with a top-ranked health system—in Seattle, a region that is a hub of aerospace, biotechnology, global health, and information technology innovation. The College is ranked 11th in public engineering schools overall and is home to 10 academic departments with nine of the 10 ranking in their respective top 25, and two in the top 10.

Position Overview

Associate Dean for Advancement

College of Engineering University of Washington

Seattle, WA

The College seeks an authentic, innovative, and forward-thinking advancement leader to provide strategic vision to all aspects of engagement, development, marketing, and communications for the College. As a critical member of the College 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 at the early stages of the University’s next multi-billion-dollar campaign.

A bold visionary with proven experience leading teams, the Associate Dean will bring professional expertise and new ideas and approaches to work. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, transparent, and highly collaborative and have an appreciation for public higher education. They will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment.

This is a rare and compelling opportunity for an accomplished leader to join a top-performing and uniquely integrated advancement team while playing a key role in maximizing constituent engagement, securing philanthropic support, and amplifying the College’s reputation globally.

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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