Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 44027
Make a difference and have an immediate impact on Ohio University's students, faculty, programs, and places by serving as the next Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving! From day one, the Assistant Director will develop and build upon the foundational skills and experiences needed for a successful career as an Advancement professional. This position collaborates with multiple college and unit partners across campus, bringing variety to daily work, and will be a part of the dynamic Annual Giving team where creativity and innovation are welcomed and celebrated.
General position overview: The Assistant Director of Development will focus on building the major gift pipeline through growing and nurturing donors at the leadership annual giving level. Focusing on raising gifts between $1,000 – $24,999 this fundraiser will primarily focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors in and around Ohio. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of potential major-gift donors; identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate with all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations; work closely with Central Programs and Development staff on strategies for donors related to different gift vehicles; coordinate strategic development events; the development of a major gifts pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for the college/unit and/or projects; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations), and the Office of the Vice President for Advancement.
Primary responsibilities include: 1. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for academic unit(s) and/or project(s) and secure leadership annual giving commitments at a level established for said units.
- Assist in the identification of potential donors
- Focus on the discovery and verification of alumni
- Assist in developing a giving pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for Ohio University (40% of time) 2. Plan, implement and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (25% of time) 3. Work collaboratively with Development staff as needed to verify, cultivate and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university and work with appropriate campus offices to plan implement and oversee stewardship programs. (20% of time) 4. Interface with the external relations agents (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development, Deans, and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate events and activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects. (15% of time)
LOCATION and TRAVEL: - University Advancement values in-person collaboration and relationship building and therefore takes a hybrid approach that combines remote and in-office work days. The incumbent will have the option to work from OHIO's Advancement offices on the Athens, Ohio and/or Dublin, Ohio campuses with regular travel to the Athens, Ohio campus. Exact hybrid/remote work expectations, including onboarding plans, will be negotiated at the time of offer. – The Assistant Director must have the ability and willingness to travel periodically.
About University Advancement: The Division of University Advancement is a multi-faceted unit within Ohio University that builds and strengthens relationships that inspire investments of time, talent, and treasure in the University and its mission. The Division engages alumni and friends in the life of the University and secures private support that advances the University's strategic initiatives. Through local, regional, state, and worldwide engagement, University Advancement shares OHIO's story and furthers its mission and vision across the globe. The Division of University Advancement is committed to excellent customer service, fostering collaborative work environments, and celebrating a culture of diversity and inclusion.
- Bachelor's degree
- At least 6 months experience in fundraising, Advancement, sales/marketing, or related (student fundraising experience will be considered)
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Planning Unit: Vice President for University Advancement
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Jaci Williford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Type: full-time regular
Based on extensive benchmarking data, the target starting salary range for this position is $40,296 to $45,837. The salary negotiated at the time of offer will be commensurate with education and experience while also considering internal equity. For more information on the pay structure and Pay Administration Guidelines please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/compensation-pay
RELOCATION allowance or SIGN ON BONUS of up to 10% of the base salary may also be available!
Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, life insurance, retirement benefits, educational benefits for themselves AND qualified dependents, domestic partner benefits,PAID parental leave, adoption benefits, generous PAID time off, and access to professional development programs. More detailed plan information can be found at: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.