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Assistant Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted May 6, 2019

The University of Findlay (www.findlay.edu) is seeking a full-time assistant director of annual giving. This position develops and maintains a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects. This position will work hand in hand with the Director of Annual Giving to create and implement a strategy that will develop a strong base of annual giving supporters with an emphasis on President’s Leadership Society members. Providing leadership with reunion giving and working with the Advancement Team to identify volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities. Other responsibilities include management of students, the Graduating Class Gift program, and to engage UF supporters through social media channels.

 

A bachelor’s degree is required, with two years of relevant experience.  The candidate must possess working knowledge of computers and computer software programs.  The ideal candidate will have additional years of relevant experience; social media content creation and strategic platform management experience; experience with Blackbaud's Raiser Edge software; and experience in development and higher education or other non-profit.  A valid US Drivers’ license with a safe driving record is required.

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a Ed.D. and a doctor of physical therapy. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay.  In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

 

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks. 

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

 

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).  The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/Open-Positions.

For more information on the University of Findlay, visit http://www.findlay.edu.

The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disabled/Vet.


Development Officer (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted May 6, 2019

The University of Findlay (www.findlay.edu) is seeking a full-time development officer.  The Development Officer will build and manage a portfolio of individuals who have the financial capacity to make leadership level gifts to the University of at least $25,000 to support strategic fund raising priorities for endowment, capital, annual, and programmatic projects. The Development Officer will develop an annual plan to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends for major gifts to support priority funding needs of the university.

 

The Development Officer will have a personal portfolio of major gift prospects (approx. 150 prospect households) they will manage. The Development Officer will utilize staff and departmental resources to focus on prospects who can make the largest gifts to the University, and work with the college deans to assist them in identifying and cultivating donors to their college priorities. 

 

A bachelor’s degree is required, with three years of professional experience is required.  The candidate must possess computer literacy, including familiarity with the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, E-Mail, scheduling and database software programs; and experience in fundraising or transferrable skills, prefer prior experience working with volunteers.

 

Candidates with a background in higher education fund raising and a history of successfully soliciting five figure and higher gifts will be given first preference.  Other candidates with backgrounds in professions with transferable skills will also be considered, e.g. sales, marketing, communications, etc. 

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a Ed.D. and a doctor of physical therapy. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay.  In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

 

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks. 

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

 

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).  The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/Open-Positions.

For more information on the University of Findlay, visit http://www.findlay.edu.

The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disabled/Vet.


Manager of Prospect Management & Research (FULL TIME)

Ashland University | Ashland, OH | Posted April 25, 2019

Position Summary: The Manager of Prospect Management and Research identifies individual, corporate, and foundation donors, and researches prospects for major gifts, endowed gifts, special project funding, and annual/sustaining support. In addition, the Manager oversees the prospect management process for the University Development Office. This position enhances prospect management by creating and implementing successful development strategies, systematically tracks all prospect data, evaluates and enhances systems and user interface in collaboration with other Advancement Operations team members, and maintains good communication with Development and Institutional Advancement staff. Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities: Manages Ashland University's overall relationship with major gift prospects, from identification through qualification, solicitation and stewardship by strategic deployment of major gift prospects to front-line fundraisers. Ensures that the Advancement Office is accountable for advancing major gift prospects through the giving cycle. Utilizes research tools such as LexisNexis, Evertrue, Wealth Engine, Target Analytics, iWave, public records, and various internet resources to gather information and synthesize actionable intelligence findings. Assumes primary responsibility for meeting the prospect identification and research needs of development staff, enabling them to meet fundraising goals. Meets regularly with the development staff, keeping abreast of their activities and the initiatives and programs underway within their departments. Uses both standard and novel prospect research techniques and tools to identify new prospects and complete donor background requests, including periodical and electronic screening and/or information provided by the prospect or his/her organization. Maintains policies and procedures for the Prospect Management and Research program. Reviews local and national news and business publications, keeping abreast of prospect information and local and regional business developments and economic trends. Sends articles to development staff as appropriate. Maintains and develops professional relationships with local prospect researchers, as well as national and local associations (OPRN, APRA, etc.) Utilizes central Development Office database (Colleague Advancement) to track/store profile data and manage fundraiser activity with prospects. Provides written profiles and reports to development staff and managers using Microsoft Office software Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times. Maintains the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA). Performs other responsibilities as required. Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree in analytical, research, communications, technology, or a related field required. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the role of Prospect/Donor Researcher or Prospect Manager or library researcher/analyst is essential. Ability to make and demonstrate sound judgment. Strong written and verbal communication skills, an attention to detail, an aptitude for logical thinking, a commitment to professional ethics, and the ability to interact with development staff and with sensitive and confidential information is essential. Extensive computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office software, fundraising software, searching on-line databases and research tools (LexisNexis, Evertrue, iWave, Wealth Engine, Donor Search, Target Analytics) and the Internet is essential. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and meet goals in a timely manner is essential. Skilled in interpersonal relationship development and effective presentations. Ability to think collaboratively, strategically, and creatively while participating in senior-level decision making. Ability to apply highly developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. A complete position description is on file with Human Resources. Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Ashland University meets fully its obligation of nondiscrimination under federal and state laws and is actively committed to diversity in its workplace. Employment will require a criminal background check. Please apply online at: https://www.ashland.edu/administration/content/manager-prospect-management-and-research-institutional-advancement

Manager of Prospect Management & Research (FULL TIME)

Ashland University | Ashland, OH | Posted April 25, 2019

Apply online at: https://www.ashland.edu/administration/content/manager-prospect-management-and-research-institutional-advancement

Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Giving (FULL TIME)

Wittenberg University | Springfield, OH | Posted April 12, 2019

The Office of Advancement at Wittenberg University is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate Director of Leadership Giving. The university has launched the quiet phase of a five-year, $100 million comprehensive campaign with the expectation of a public phase beginning in 2020, the 175th anniversary year of the university's founding. The Assistant/Associate Director will work directly with a portfolio of prospective donors to attract gift commitments of $10,000 and higher for the campaign. The position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Director level depending upon candidates' experience and qualifications. The position requires experienced, energetic and detailed self-starters who can creatively invite Wittenberg alumni and friends to invest in the present and future funding priorities of the University. Successful candidates will engage key volunteer leaders, board members, senior administration and faculty members as appropriate to maximize fundraising success for the University. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Determining engagement strategies for a portfolio of 125-150 individual alumni and friends to make outright and planned gifts of $10,000 and above. Stewarding and involving current donors to retain and increase their support while seeking opportunities to develop new donors for campaign priorities. Communicating with donors, in person and through print and electronic channels, to promote giving opportunities and campaign progress. Coordinating donor visits and small events as appropriate for Wittenberg's President and other key University representatives. As part of the leadership gifts team, developing gift proposals and strategizing individual donor involvement to further philanthropic relationships among donors and Wittenberg University. REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree and 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in advancement for higher education or a related field. Ability to travel to meet with donors, and effective interpersonal and communication skills to guide donors through the "moves management" process. A balance of independence and team membership to function successfully in an ambitious, small-shop advancement environment. Ability to articulate the relevance and importance of Wittenberg University's educational mission as a Lutheran-inspired, small liberal arts institution with a rich 175-year history and a promising future. Personal passion for philanthropy, and the ability to inspire donors to support Wittenberg's mission at all levels, ultimately resulting in successful completion of the comprehensive campaign. Experience in corporate, foundation and/or planned giving is desirable. TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format: 1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references. Please visit https://www.wittenberg.edu/administration/humanresources/employment-opportunities to apply or for more information.

Alumni Relations Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Walsh University | North Canton, OH | Posted April 10, 2019

Walsh University is seeking a fulltime Alumni Relations Coordinator to work with the Director of Alumni Relations in the planning, implementing and marketing of strategic alumni events and programming. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community, and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University. Responsibilities • Work with the Director of Alumni Relations to plan, implement and market strategic alumni events and programming, including: Homecoming Weekend, Outstanding Alumni Dinner, Alumni Weekend, Viva Walsh Vegas and other events as assigned. • Support the alumni relations experience (i.e.: alumni email, website and social media) which requires frequent, meaningful interactions with alumni, staff, faculty, students, families and other partners of the University. • Oversee all operations of the Student Alumni Association as well as collaborating with Alumni intern(s) and student workers to make connections for current students to their future as alumni. • Serve as lead alumni office staff at events by overseeing onsite setup, coordination of volunteers, vendors and other staff, event operation and disassembly to create a meaningful experience for alumni, families and friends of the University. • Assist in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with on-campus constituents, campus departments and athletic alumni groups. • Establish and coordinate young alumni engagement programs in surrounding communities. • Collaborate with and support the Advancement Office to determine the best strategies for effective cultivation and stewardship of alumni. • Other duties as assigned. Requirements Successful candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree; at least three years of demonstrated management experience in alumni relations, event planning, fundraising or other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to Walsh; proven leadership skills; a successful track record in engaging volunteers and developing programming and events; ability to manage multiple priorities; demonstrated strong team-building skills and evidenced ability to work as a member of a team; excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; flexible to work select evenings and weekends, computer proficiency. A Walsh alum is preferred. For more detail and to apply please visit https://jobs.walsh.edu

Director of Advancement Information and Analytics (FULL TIME)

Wittenberg University | Springfield, OH | Posted April 3, 2019

The Office of Advancement at Wittenberg University is recruiting for a Director of Advancement Information and Analytics. The Director oversees prospective donor development for Wittenberg's leadership gifts team for a five-year, $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. The Director also optimizes Advancement's use of the Salesforce fundraising database for all Advancement staff, and is the primary liaison for Advancement with the Office of Information Technology. The Director facilitates a strategic, integrated program of prospect identification and research as well as the development of data coding, retrieval and reporting to support annual and major fundraising campaigns and individual prospect strategies. As part of the Advancement leadership team, the Director's responsibilities include: Supervising the work of the Assistant Director of Prospect Research and developing online and outsourcedprospect research and analytical tools. Developing and producing data-use policies, reports, and management dashboards to support the work of Advancement staff. Evaluating and improving procedures in the gift processing and data management areas to ensure that best practices and efficient use of system resources are in place. Conducting technical training and orientation on systems specific to the Advancement Office. Serving as the direct interface with the IT Department to provide technical support for Advancement computer systems (Salesforce, alumni intranet, phonathon, crowdfunding and other in-house and vendor-provided software). Serving as the direct interface with the IT Department to facilitate timely upgrades, security and maintenance of the Salesforce system. REQUIREMENTS: Required knowledge, skills and abilities include: Knowledge of best practices and standard statistical tools related to prospect identification and moves management and familiarity with Advancement technology systems. Skills in designing and producing database reports. Excellent writing and technical policy development skills. Strong communications and interpersonal skills. Leadership ability in the application of technology to Advancement work. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree plus three to five years' progressive experience in an Advancement Services role. Knowledge of and experience with relational databases for Advancement. Experience with the use of data analytics tools to inform fundraising, stewardship and donor communications. Desire to be part of a small-shop advancement team in a liberal arts environment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format. 1. Resume 2. Cover letter 3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references. https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=108664#pageTop If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.