Seattle, WA

Vice President for Development, University Advancement, University of Washington

The Organization

As one of the world’s leading public research universities, the University of Washington is driven by a determination to serve the greater good. It is among the world’s preeminent public research universities, ranked No. 7 among all global universities for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report and first among all public universities in the nation in federal research dollars received.

University Advancement works to advance the UW’s vision to be the greatest public university in the world as measured by its impact. The UW’s Advancement team is exceptionally high performing, with approximately 600 full-time employees, more than 350 of whom report up through the Vice President for Development. One of the most powerful achievements as a team was the UW’s most recent comprehensive campaign in which more than half a million donors gave a combined $6.3 billion. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the UW Advancement’s center, guided by a comprehensive strategy of DEI visions, values, and actions and driven by Advancement’s values: “It starts with me,” “Our best work is done together,” and “We create impact.”

Position Overview

Lindauer is proud to partner with the University of Washington in their search for a Vice President for Development, University Advancement.

The University of Washington is seeking an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Vice President for Development. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, the Vice President for Development is the linchpin in the University’s constituency-based structure, overseeing the advancement functions of campuses, schools, colleges, programs as well as central development programs. This role will grow and sustain an impactful and inclusive development program and employee culture that fully realizes Advancement’s and the University’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW’s next Vice President, Development will bring a full appreciation of working in and advancing a fully integrated advancement model and possess strong leadership and management experience with proven success in equitably managing individuals and teams in complex organizational structures. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to improve organizational effectiveness and results by providing strategic position, direction, and leadership.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Consultant Tensie Taylor at

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