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Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted April 19, 2018

Date: April 2018 Title: Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications Department: Annual Giving School: University General Location: Linsalata Alumni Center Supervisor Name and Title: John Templeman, Senior Director of Annual Giving POSITION OBJECTIVE The Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications will work closely with the Senior Director of Annual Giving to create, execute, and manage a sophisticated and comprehensive communications plan as part of the university’s goal to increase annual support and alumni participation. The associate director will draft solicitation letters, develop informational and promotional brochures, and manage design work for the department’s website and various appeals. The associate director will also supervise the Coordinator of Online Marketing. Functioning as part of the development team, the incumbent will be expected to work collegially with colleagues in university offices and the schools. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Manage central annual giving direct mail/marketing. Facilitate and manage an integrated annual giving direct marketing solicitation strategy that includes an overall program calendar, detailed data segmentation, performance tracking codes, and maximizes the strength of current initiatives. Develop and manage the production of all direct mail pieces, as well as informational and promotional brochures, for annual fund programs originating out of the central development office. Establish priorities and goals for the central Annual Giving Office’s direct mail pieces and employ the tactics to accomplish them. Produce annual fund themes related to direct mail solicitation, website text, call center scripting, e-solicitations and any other correspondence as needed. Manage expectations and deliverables for all direct mail and online vendors to maximize program effectiveness and identify opportunities for increasing annual support and alumni participation. Develop enhanced measurement programs to ensure all direct marketing originating out of the central Annual Giving Office is measured toward outcomes, including new donor acquisition, donor retention and renewal and better utilizing ROI efforts. Create, plan and execute timely solicitation pieces to increase annual support and alumni participation for the central Annual Giving Office. Manage financial process associated with all projects, including initiating the bid process, completing internal paperwork, submitting invoices, etc. Partner with colleagues in the central Annual Giving Office to manage process for content or graphic needs for various program/solicitation pieces as well as the annual giving website. (50%) 2. Manage a portfolio of undergraduate young alumni and athletics major annual giving prospects to raise annual giving support for the university. Actively participate in development and alumni relations activities as requested or required including, but not limited to, attendance at university functions and personal solicitation of donors. (25%) 3. Supervise, manage, and evaluate the Coordinator of Online Marketing, ensuring the successful execution of a university-wide annual giving e-communications, crowdfunding and social media strategy targeted towards external stakeholders and designed to reinforce and expand the direct marketing program (15%). 4. Plan initiatives, track and monitor performance and develop reporting for internal constituents Create a strategic plan and develop annual goals and objectives for assigned fund-raising programs. Review and analyze data and benchmark program progress. Provide regular feedback regarding the success of campaign activities and recommend future direction. Learn and utilize the department’s database tools in order to prepare data spreadsheets, track results, and create comprehensive reports. (9%) NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Perform other cross-functional duties associated with the Office of Annual Giving's daily operation. (1%) CONTACTS Department: Contact with the senior director, director, acquisition & stewardship manager, call center manager, coordinator of online marketing and other development staff as required to perform essential functions. University: Contact with the college and professional school development staff, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions. External: Contact with donors, alumni, parents and friends of the university, and vendors as required to perform essential functions. Students: Minimal contact. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY Directly supervise the Coordinator of Online Marketing. QUALIFICATIONS Experience: 5 or more years of experience in marketing, communications, development or related field. Experience in non-profit organizations and/or higher education is preferred. Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS 1. Must have a high degree of energy and creativity. 2. Must be able to work independently and as a member of the development team. 3. Proven ability to plan, initiate, manage and evaluate complex campaigns. Must be able to follow through with program plans and meet required deadlines. 4. Strong writing skills required. 5. Possess a strong understanding of an annual giving program, with specific knowledge as to how direct mail pieces overlap and fit with other components. Graphic design skills are preferred. 6. Must possess a desire to innovate, an extremely strong work ethic and a commitment to high performance. Ability to meet consistent attendance. 7. Must demonstrate proven ability to troubleshoot and to identify problems and appropriate responses to complex issues. 8. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to influence and tactfully manage relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. 9. Capacity to develop and execute complex strategy impacting philanthropic effectiveness. 10. Must possess superior planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. 11. Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs. Familiarity with Advance or other donor database preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment, including operation of a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects. Working on weekends may be required to meet project deadlines. The work environment may be fast-paced and high-stress at times. Participation in training sessions, presentations, and meetings. Occasional travel may be required.

Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted April 19, 2018

Date: April 2018 Title: Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications Department: Annual Giving School: University General Location: Linsalata Alumni Center Supervisor Name and Title: John Templeman, Senior Director of Annual Giving POSITION OBJECTIVE The Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications will work closely with the Senior Director of Annual Giving to create, execute, and manage a sophisticated and comprehensive communications plan as part of the university’s goal to increase annual support and alumni participation. The associate director will draft solicitation letters, develop informational and promotional brochures, and manage design work for the department’s website and various appeals. The associate director will also supervise the Coordinator of Online Marketing. Functioning as part of the development team, the incumbent will be expected to work collegially with colleagues in university offices and the schools. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Manage central annual giving direct mail/marketing. Facilitate and manage an integrated annual giving direct marketing solicitation strategy that includes an overall program calendar, detailed data segmentation, performance tracking codes, and maximizes the strength of current initiatives. Develop and manage the production of all direct mail pieces, as well as informational and promotional brochures, for annual fund programs originating out of the central development office. Establish priorities and goals for the central Annual Giving Office’s direct mail pieces and employ the tactics to accomplish them. Produce annual fund themes related to direct mail solicitation, website text, call center scripting, e-solicitations and any other correspondence as needed. Manage expectations and deliverables for all direct mail and online vendors to maximize program effectiveness and identify opportunities for increasing annual support and alumni participation. Develop enhanced measurement programs to ensure all direct marketing originating out of the central Annual Giving Office is measured toward outcomes, including new donor acquisition, donor retention and renewal and better utilizing ROI efforts. Create, plan and execute timely solicitation pieces to increase annual support and alumni participation for the central Annual Giving Office. Manage financial process associated with all projects, including initiating the bid process, completing internal paperwork, submitting invoices, etc. Partner with colleagues in the central Annual Giving Office to manage process for content or graphic needs for various program/solicitation pieces as well as the annual giving website. (50%) 2. Manage a portfolio of undergraduate young alumni and athletics major annual giving prospects to raise annual giving support for the university. Actively participate in development and alumni relations activities as requested or required including, but not limited to, attendance at university functions and personal solicitation of donors. (25%) 3. Supervise, manage, and evaluate the Coordinator of Online Marketing, ensuring the successful execution of a university-wide annual giving e-communications, crowdfunding and social media strategy targeted towards external stakeholders and designed to reinforce and expand the direct marketing program (15%). 4. Plan initiatives, track and monitor performance and develop reporting for internal constituents Create a strategic plan and develop annual goals and objectives for assigned fund-raising programs. Review and analyze data and benchmark program progress. Provide regular feedback regarding the success of campaign activities and recommend future direction. Learn and utilize the department’s database tools in order to prepare data spreadsheets, track results, and create comprehensive reports. (9%) NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Perform other cross-functional duties associated with the Office of Annual Giving's daily operation. (1%) CONTACTS Department: Contact with the senior director, director, acquisition & stewardship manager, call center manager, coordinator of online marketing and other development staff as required to perform essential functions. University: Contact with the college and professional school development staff, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions. External: Contact with donors, alumni, parents and friends of the university, and vendors as required to perform essential functions. Students: Minimal contact. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY Directly supervise the Coordinator of Online Marketing. QUALIFICATIONS Experience: 5 or more years of experience in marketing, communications, development or related field. Experience in non-profit organizations and/or higher education is preferred. Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS 1. Must have a high degree of energy and creativity. 2. Must be able to work independently and as a member of the development team. 3. Proven ability to plan, initiate, manage and evaluate complex campaigns. Must be able to follow through with program plans and meet required deadlines. 4. Strong writing skills required. 5. Possess a strong understanding of an annual giving program, with specific knowledge as to how direct mail pieces overlap and fit with other components. Graphic design skills are preferred. 6. Must possess a desire to innovate, an extremely strong work ethic and a commitment to high performance. Ability to meet consistent attendance. 7. Must demonstrate proven ability to troubleshoot and to identify problems and appropriate responses to complex issues. 8. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to influence and tactfully manage relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. 9. Capacity to develop and execute complex strategy impacting philanthropic effectiveness. 10. Must possess superior planning, organizational and interpersonal skills. 11. Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs. Familiarity with Advance or other donor database preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment, including operation of a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects. Working on weekends may be required to meet project deadlines. The work environment may be fast-paced and high-stress at times. Participation in training sessions, presentations, and meetings. Occasional travel may be required.

Director of Regional Development (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted April 18, 2018

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President Advancement, this position identifies, cultivates, and solicits major gifts primarily from individuals.  This individual will interact with various members of the community, both internal and external to the organization.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Participates in expanding major gift prospect lists through personal visits locally and across the nation.
  • Participates in collaborative discussions with other gift officers and members of the development staff.
  • Manages a portfolio of assigned prospects, develops and executes strategies for cultivation and solicitation, and brings gifts to closure to assure appropriate stewardship.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns, prospect strategy and evaluation sessions.
  • Provides guidance and support to volunteers engaged in major gift activity and recruits new volunteers as necessary.
  • Attends and participates in university-related events such as Alumni Weekend and Homecoming.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-4 years of experience required.
  • Motor vehicle license is required.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Suite and various office technologies.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exercise consistent discretion and judgment. Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and ability to multi-task required.  Dedication to integrity, consistency and accuracy in all aspects of reporting.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital’s dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Please send resume and cover letters electronically to:

Caleb Founds, Senior Administrative Assistant, University Advancement at: cfounds@gmail.com

Please complete the optional confidential data survey at: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22A2B2784NM

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.


Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement (FULL TIME)

Baldwin Wallace University | Berea, OH | Posted March 8, 2018

Reporting to the Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement is the chief strategist for corporate and foundation donors and prospects. S/he works closely with the Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement to develop new fundraising opportunities, establish annual goals and develop and implement short- and long-range strategies for securing and stewarding revenue from corporate and foundation donors that aligns with Baldwin Wallace University’s strategic priorities and fundraising initiatives. The Director is responsible for developing strong research, tracking, and reporting operations to support increased fundraising activity. Additionally, s/he will work collaboratively and across functional teams in support of this work, and to formalize enhanced stewardship of all donors. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement will also serve as a liaison between Baldwin Wallace and the Cleveland community. S/he will be responsible for cultivating relationships within Cleveland’s business community as well as introducing the President and other key leadership to community stakeholders. The Director will collaborate with all University faculty and staff who work with corporations and foundation to align strategy, message and approach. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred • Minimum of 7 years of experience in fundraising or equivalent; experience in higher education preferred • Proven success managing the grant application and reporting process with an emphasis on securing gifts at the six-figure and seven-figure level • Development and execution of a strategic fundraising plan • Experience building strong relationships with the Cleveland community’s various stakeholders, including corporations, foundation and community leaders • Applies strong expository writing skills and a high level command of grammar and spelling to write compelling proposals for philanthropic support • Solid computer skills with experience using Raiser’s Edge (or similar database), Microsoft Office applications, the internet, and social media • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, presentation and interpersonal) and the ability to effectively communicate with a broad range of constituents including donors and prospects, board members, leadership and staff • Values a team environment and collaboration, and has the ability to foster cooperative work relationships within a complex organizational structure • Ability to plan, implement, and manage multiple projects • Strong appreciation for Baldwin Wallace University, its mission and values • Upholds the Code of Ethical Standards and the Donors Bill of Rights as outlined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals • Strives to maintain a sense of humor • Some travel and evening/weekend work required • Must hold a valid driver’s license Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Must pass a background check. Other than travel responsibilities, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Very limited physical effort required. No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Compensation: A competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, 12 days paid sick leave, 20 days paid vacation, 15-16 paid holidays, employer-paid long and short-term disability plans, 403 (b) retirement plan, university-paid life insurance and tuition remission benefits for employee, spouse and children. Application Procedures: Application deadline is March 16, 2018. Please send resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one (1) Word document or one (1) PDF and submit via the To Apply link on BW’s Employment and Careers’ website at: https://www.bw.edu/employment where you will also find the complete job description.

Development Operations Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Center of Science and Industry | Columbus, OH | Posted March 1, 2018

Ideal candidate possesses good judgment; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral) skills; initiative; is self-motivated; detail oriented; and desires to have fun while meeting high standards for quality of work. A general understanding of fundraising and data management; and a minimum of 4-6 years professional experience in data management, office management, or administration required. Experience with databases is required with a strong preference for fundraising software, though the ability to adapt to new applications and databases is sufficient. A BS/BA in business, library sciences, or related field are preferred.

OBJECTIVE:

To support COSI's philanthropic efforts through the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems and tools to maximize fundraising efforts. Manage the division's relationships with partners to coordinate accounting, reporting, record keeping and other fundraising operations. This role includes administration (50 percent) as well as data management (50 percent).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

Administration

  1. Work with team members to improve COSI's development operations. Utilize develop and refine systems so they can be utilized by all team members to improve work performance and operational efficiency.

  2. Implement procedures to routinely review and provide recommendations for systems that support the division; if systems are lacking or inefficient, propose and implement solutions to maximize efficiency.

  3. Support the Chief Development Officer in the compilation of the annual Development Plan, including calendar, tracking, and budget documentation.

  4. Manage the division's financial tracking, including revenue and expense forecasting.

  5. Support COSI's Community Board, Board Development Committee, Chief Development Officer, and Philanthropy Directors in preparing for meetings.

  6. Manage the agenda and follow-up for division meetings.

Data Management

  1. Ensure effective usage and integrity of the development database, Raiser's Edge, and other tools.Audit systems usage and flag concerns/propose solutions to improve usage of development tools. Communicate updates of departmental tools with staff through (re)training and documentation in the Development Operations Manual.

  2. Develop systematic reports, visualizations, and dashboards to track key performance indicators. Respond to ad hoc reporting needs of users.

  3. Develop and maintain portfolios, prospect management reports, strategy briefings, and donor profiles.Support strategy development based on analysis of research findings to advance major and annual giving fundraising efforts.

  4. Partner with vendors to add to and verify data to the database, incorporate analytics, and support other functions of third-party vendors.

  5. Establish and manage highly segmented reports and data files; compile, summarize and analyze statistical and other data and develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations for personalized engagement, including pulling segmentation reports for invitations, solicitations, and communications. Develop protocols for the entry of donor attributes to allow for additional segmentation.

  6. Oversee demographic and gift recording processes, procedures, and documentation ensuring data integrity and data security.

General

  1. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests.

  2. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Services by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.

  3. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer and other Philanthropy Directors

To apply go to: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1884297&B_ID=5&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=17143A&SearchScreenID=357&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2

Listing Overview

Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications
Case Western Reserve University

Associate Director of Annual Giving, Central Communications
Case Western Reserve University

Director of Regional Development
Capital University

Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement
Baldwin Wallace University

Development Operations Coordinator
Center of Science and Industry