At Ohio University, the Division of University Advancement is made up of roughly 100 staff in seven departmental units: Advancement Administration, Advancement Communication and Marketing, Advancement Services, Alumni Association, Central Programs, Development, and The Ohio University Foundation Accounting Office. Together, these units build and strengthen the University’s relationship with all of those important in the life of the institution by connecting students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and the community. They also serve as the active support system for both the Ohio University Alumni Association and The Ohio University Foundation. Ohio University has more than 250,000 alumni living throughout the world. Graduates of Ohio University have a national presence through a network of 31 regional alumni chapters and 23 alumni societies affiliated with colleges, schools and other special interests. University Advancement works diligently to secure the private support that makes excellence possible by telling the University’s stories and communicating its mission across the state, the nation, and the world.
The Development Officer will serve as a gift officer on behalf of Ohio University for the College of Health Sciences and Professions and for University Advancement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of potential donors; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate and facilitate development events to cultivate young alumni and online graduates to build a donor pipeline; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); and serve as liaison among the faculty and staff of the assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and the Office of the Vice President for Advancement. This position requires a self-motivated person with the willingness and ability to maintain a robust development travel schedule.
Primary Accountabilities: 1. Serve as a gift officer for the College of Health Sciences and Professions by managing and meeting priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans as defined by University Advancement and the College of Health Sciences and Professions. 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 dollar commitment at a level established for said units. Extensively travel to effectively meet monthly/annual goals. 45 % of Time 2. Work collaboratively with Central Programs and Development staff as needed to qualify, cultivate and solicit constituents for gifts for the university. 35 % of Time 3. Work in partnership with the appropriate campus offices to coordinate and facilitate development events involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting philanthropic support. Collaborate with appropriate campus offices to plan, implement and oversee stewardship programs. 20 % of Time
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
At least 9 months minimum experience in fundraising, sales or a closely relatable position. This experience can include student, internship and externship work history.
**An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
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-pay/pay-structures/classified-and-administrative-pay-structure.
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.
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