Primary Accountabilities: 1. Serve as the principal gifts officer for Ohio University by managing and meeting priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans as defined by University Advancement. Focus on high-level individuals, corporations and foundations with the capacity to make $1 million gifts and above. Develop and implement engagement and cultivation programs for principal giving prospects and donors. Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. Secure dollar commitments at a level established during goal setting. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated person with a willingness and ability to travel extensively. 40 % of Time 2. Identify constituents that may provide support to Ohio University through principal gifts while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor to the President of Ohio University, Vice President of University Advancement and other leadership as defined by the supervisor. Collaborate all efforts through the Leadership Travel and Engagement team and supervisor using existing processes in place. Suggest courses of action, such as communications, meetings and next actions, for, between, and on behalf of leadership and high-level prospects and donors that support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts. The Deputy Chief of Staff serves as a liaison to the President’s Office for University Advancement therefore all communications will flow through that colleague. Collaboratively facilitate strategy discussions, prepare visit briefings and proactively recommend the appropriate use of leadership’s time. Record activities, contacts, proposals and strategy plans for leadership prospects in the donor database. 35 % of Time 3. Work collaboratively with Central Programs, Development, Alumni Relations, Donor Engagement and Ohio University leadership to coordinate qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, gift negotiation and stewardship of constituents for principal gifts. Promote and exercise teamwork and donor-centricity when developing strategies for principal giving prospects and donors. 25 % of Time Successful candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
At least 7 years minimum fundraising experience with direct experience in qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.
Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
**An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Experience in Higher Education. Experience in Principal Giving.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Please find the full pay structure at the following link. https://www.ohio.edu/hr/compensation/structure/upload/CAP_FY_18-19_Effective_07-01-2018.pdf.
Employees enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, a referral bonus, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
About Ohio University
Ohio University is Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.