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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted September 16, 2022

The University of Findlay (www.findlay.edu) is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement Services The director is responsible for comprehensive fund-raising financial reporting for the Division of University Advancement, tracking and reporting on all development officer fund raising activity, leadership for the prospect research and management function for the Division, and leadership and direction of the Division’s Blackbaud suite of products, including, but not limited to, The Raiser’s Edge, RENXT, BBNC, and ResearchPoint database systems – including training and system development. Director will be responsible for defining yearly goals and objectives; developing strategic direction and plans for database management; and developing and maintaining department strategic plan for Advancement Services. Director should be focused on building “Best-in-Class” programs for each area of Advancement Services. Director will bring strong customer services skills, advocacy, and enthusiasm for the activities and functions within Advancement Services. Director will serve as a member of the Division of University Advancement leadership team. Director will work creatively to meet the database, financial reporting, and prospect research needs of every department within the Division of University Advancement. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred, with four or more years of professional experience. The ideal candidate must have significant prior experience with a Fund Raising and Constituent Management database system or equivalent. The individual selected for this position must have strong interpersonal abilities including: diplomacy, tact, flexibility, discretion, sense of humor, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the University; persuasive presentation, telephone, written and interpersonal communication skills; organizational skills including: positive attitude, the ability to project strong leadership ability, creative problem solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; computer literacy including: familiarity with the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, E-mail, presentation, scheduling, and database software programs; and a valid US driver’s license and safe driving record. 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 80+ majors leading to baccalaureate degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and five doctoral degrees. More than 3,300 students from approximately 42 countries are enrolled at Findlay. Consistently ranked as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, the University has also been regularly recognized as one of the best four-year institutions in the Midwest by the Princeton Review and was named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings in 2022. 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. 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted September 16, 2022

https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/Open-Positions

Advancement Digital Media Specialist - Copywriter/Editor (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted September 12, 2022

Draft, review, and edit evocative internal and external communications and marketing materials that move constituents to take defined actions that advance the mission of Institutional Advancement and Denison University. Constituents include donors, alumni, parents, students, and colleagues.

● Write, review, edit, manage, and optimize content across multiple channels, including email and e-newsletters, websites, social media, and virtual events.
● Audience segmentation.
● Marketing/digital campaign planning/ management.
● Writing and editing – including landing pages, web/blog content, emails, newsletters, ad copy, solicitations, stewardship, event invitations, and social media.
● Adherence and promotion of University brand standards.
● Develop productive working relationships with the Advancement Communications and Marketing team, partners across Institutional Advancement, and the campus community.
● Center all communications and marketing efforts around the constituent experience.
● Incorporate data into the creative process to drive performance.
● Proactively communicate with colleagues and partners and be able to build consensus and buy-in.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications |
● Bachelor’s degree in writing, marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field.
● Minimum of 1-3 years of professional copywriting and editing experience, including experience using marketing automation software and web and email content management systems to create, edit, and optimize web and email marketing and product content.
● Demonstrated writing skills, including the ability to communicate about a variety of subjects to diverse audiences on multiple platforms, including search-optimized titles and copy for newsletters and websites.
● Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.

Complete job description and application materials available at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/3928


Assistant to the Director of Alumni and Family Engagement (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted September 10, 2022

In supporting the Alumni & Family Engagement team and its alumni engagement efforts, this role may assist with event registration and event preparation; provide email marketing support,; handle basic accounting, reconciliation of college credit cards, and expense reimbursements; submit contracts and invoices for processing; maintain and manage the department budget and related requests for funds; and enter data, feedback, and engagement tracking details into the CRM system. This role also maintains the office supply and promotional items inventories.

This role may also perform other duties as assigned.

Key Attributes:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and requests, outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, exercise good judgment, work independently and present oneself in a professional manner to the University’s alumni, volunteers, parents and donors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of constituents and in a collegial team environment that celebrates diversity.
  • Maintains and respects highly confidential information.

Complete job description and application information available at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/3926.


Director of The Heidelberg Fund (FULL TIME)

Heidelberg University | Tiffin, OH | Posted September 9, 2022

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement & Alumni Affairs, the Director of The Heidelberg Fund will develop and implement strategies to ensure the success and growth of a $1M+ comprehensive annual giving program as an integral component of Heidelberg University’s overall institutional advancement program. This includes outreach efforts to alumni and friends, trustees, faculty, staff, parents, current students, corporations and businesses. This position will lead all annual giving tasks including: developing marketing strategies; making personal visits; supporting fundraising planning efforts; working with volunteers and students; evaluating solicitation outcomes and researching tactics. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report directly to the VP UAAA. Work closely with other members of the UAAA team as needed. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Director of The Heidelberg Fund will be responsible for the achievement of the goals of the annual giving program, and will supervise student employees assigned to Phonathon and other programs. Responsibilities Represent Heidelberg University in the successful preparation, coordination, execution and evaluation of the annual giving program. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends of the University in support of the annual fund through direct mail solicitations, e-mail solicitations, social media, crowdfunding, telephone contact, and management of a small portfolio of prospects to achieve annual goals. Develop new segmentation strategies to increase donor count and dollars raised. Develop the constituent goals for the annual fund and solicitation strategies in consultation with the VP UAAA and the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts. Manage the Phonathon efforts and call leads, and analyze the statistics of these efforts. Hire, train, coach and motivate student employees, including student managers. Plan, execute and steward the yearly Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign. Promote gift societies and respective giving levels to new donors. Oversee the growth and retention of the University’s Leadership giving society, Presidential Fellows. Manage a small portfolio of Presidential Fellow prospects. Enhance student philanthropy education and student fundraising efforts with special focus given to the senior class gift. Creatively expand outreach to undergraduates and young graduates on the importance of philanthropic engagement. Develop focused and detailed strategies to increase awareness of and gifts to the annual fund, especially for the first three years for new donors and lapsed donors. Develop and implement a strategic plan to secure first-time and recurring gifts from parents. Prepare an Annual Fund Calendar to track appeals, cultivation opportunities and stewardship events. Provide monthly annual reporting and benchmarking, including analysis of giving information and research into peer institutions to examine and track the success of our plan. Compile and evaluate the outcome of all solicitations with data from previous years. Coordinate Berg Days of Summer with Athletics and Advancement Services. Work closely with Marketing and Communication Services on social media, outreach, publications and e-solicitation. Develop marketing strategies in consultation with vendors and The Office of Marketing & Communication Services for direct mail and electronic solicitation. Utilize Advancement Services to achieve and advance the goals of The Heidelberg Fund. Work collaboratively to generate mailing lists, strategic solicitations, and optimal stewardship of annual fund donors. Work with UAM team members and others for overall success of Heidelberg University alumni engagement and fundraising. Engage, communicate and work collaboratively and respectfully with students, faculty, staff and other members of the greater Heidelberg University community. Other responsibilities as assigned by the VP UAAA. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; and, Two (2) to three (3) years successful experience in a college or university development operation; and, Experience working with an integrated database like Banner or other CRM. Preferred Experience Five (5) or more years successful experience in annual fundraising for higher education; and, Experience with Banner, our integrated database. Supplemental Information Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of Advancement work, including alumni/volunteer management, fundraising and campaign strategies. Skilled in annual unrestricted or restricted giving. Must demonstrate analytical and strategic thinking abilities. Creative thinker and problem solver. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Exceptional motivation and creativity. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Ability to relate to diverse cross-sections of individuals. Ability to work independently and with a team. Ability to travel as needed or required, work evenings and weekends as needed. Budget management skills. How to Apply For consideration, complete the online application. Careers Disclosures EOE Statement Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in positively contributing to vital University initiatives in student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation and placement. Expected Closing Date Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Major Gifts Officer (FULL TIME)

Heidelberg University | Tiffin, OH | Posted September 9, 2022

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement & Alumni Affairs, the Major Gifts Officer develops programs and strategies to identify, cultivate, track and solicit alumni, parents, foundations, corporations, and friends of Heidelberg for gifts to fund institutional priorities. The Major Gifts Officer carries a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects. This position will also be a significant contributor to the planning, organization, and strategic implementation of other key initiatives to secure ongoing financial resources for the university, including leadership toward the development of future campaigns. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Vice President for University Advancement & Alumni Affairs. Works closely with the University President as needed. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Major Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating and successfully soliciting prospects to support key institutional objectives. They work collaboratively with UAAA staff as needed for successful outcomes on specific projects. Responsibilities Represents Heidelberg University in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of key prospects, and in the identification, education, and recruitment of key volunteers. Works with UAAA team members and others for overall success of Heidelberg University fundraising. Develops solicitation strategies to meet short- and long-term major gift program objectives. Contributes to institutional branding and marketing efforts. Works on special initiatives in support of Heidelberg campaign priorities. Completes appropriate stewardship activities. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President. Qualifications (A) Bachelor’s degree; and, (B) Five (5) to seven (7) years successful experience of demonstrated fundraising success. Preferred Experience (A) Master’s degree; and, (B) Eight (8) or more years successful experience of demonstrated major gift success ($ 25,000+) in a higher education setting or compatible experience in a related field; and, (C) A fundraising certification such as CFRE, CAHP, ACFRE, AHP Fellow or similar credentials. Supplemental Information Thorough knowledge of all aspects of fundraising. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Skill in cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts with a high degree of integrity and diplomacy. Exceptional motivation and creativity. Ability to engender confidence, enthusiasm, and promote support of Heidelberg University constituencies. Ability to develop and present well-developed strategies, proposals, and implement effective courses of action in prospect solicitation. Ability to travel as needed or required, work evenings and / or weekends as needed. Ability to relate to diverse cross-sections of individuals. Ability to work independently and with a team. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Knowledge of operation and use of various office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software, integrated database software, fax machine, copier, telephone, scanner, and printers. Employees in this position must have a valid driver’s license. How to Apply For consideration, complete the online application. Careers Disclosures EOE Statement Heidelberg University is a student-focused community with a commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who value, demonstrate, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred candidates for Heidelberg’s vacant positions. Additionally, we are seeking faculty and staff members who are interested in positively contributing to vital University initiatives in student recruitment, engagement, retention, success, persistence, graduation and placement. Expected Closing Date Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

DePauw University | Greencastle, IN | Posted August 30, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY Working under general direction and in close collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff, the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement will be a key staff member in strategic initiatives to mobilize alumni involvement in the life and mission of DePauw University. Responsibilities include managing on campus and virtual programs, engaging alumni in key market cities, and coordinating selected alumni events. Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions Statement(s) • In coordination with the annual giving program, create, implement, and manage a welcome program for all new graduates. • Build and implement successful programs and projects to engage students in DePauw philanthropic and alumni engagement topics to support a senior class giving and student philanthropy projects. • In collaboration with the department of annual giving, create, implement, and manage a young alumni (1-5 years out) program to teach the importance of engagement and philanthropy after graduation. • In conjunction with the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, build and manage new affinity alumni associations. • Working within the annual comprehensive engagement strategy and planning, lead the execution of strategic events as assigned, including but not limited to class reunions, regional programs, and student/alumni campus engagements • In association with the Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Donor Relations, engage and maintain alumni through an established social media strategy • Additional projects/duties as assigned. Education: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university required. Experience: One to Two years’ experience in development and higher education is highly desired To read more about this position and to apply, please go to: https://www.depauw.edu/offices/human-resources/employment/ DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All employees of DePauw University must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption. Position will remain open until filled.

Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

DePauw University | Greencastle, IN | Posted August 30, 2022

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All employees of DePauw University must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption. Position will remain open until filled. Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw. Please go to: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1154451&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000878952706#/ to apply. POSITION SUMMARY Working under general direction and in close collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff, the director of events and programs will develop and implement a long -term strategy for a comprehensive alumni event program utilizing in-person and virtual methods. The incumbent will plan and execute events and programs, encompassing homecoming, reunion weekend and signature events, with a goal of increasing the university's alumni engagement initiatives. The director will create unique programs that connect or reconnect students, alumni, donors, and friends to increase to the university with an aim of increasing engagement and inspiring philanthropic support. The incumbent provides leadership, direction, and consultation as appropriate to schools and departments across campus when homecoming events and reunions are being planned. The incumbent works in tandem with alumni and development partners in the academic units as well as auxiliary departments (athletics and student activities). Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions Statement(s) • Lead project management for Alumni Reunion Weekend to ensure seamless execution with the goal of connecting or reconnecting our students, alumni, and donors to the university, while collaborating with various university departments and external clients. Identify and implement planning priorities and provide infrastructure and support for all campus services and major events to meet current and future needs of Alumni Reunion Weekend. Triage questions/issues and elevate only the most difficult issues to the associate vice president. Develop and oversee alumni registration, including the payment gateway, to ensure maximum participation levels. Develop and execute digital and print materials; collaborate with executive director of alumni engagement and colleagues to produce a comprehensive engagement plan and materials that will support the brand and Alumni Reunion experience. Evaluate attended satisfaction with events and incorporate information to improve effectiveness of future Alumni Reunion Weekends. • Re-imagine, propose new and manage signature alumni and university events, including but not limited to Old Gold Weekend, Monon Bell Classic and athletic reunions/celebrations. • Under the leadership of the executive director of alumni engagement develop and manage new opportunities to engage alumni which are aligned with the strategic plan: DePauw Bold & Gold 2023. • Serve as principal liaison to the President’s Board of Visitors as well as leadership councils and commissions. Plan, organize, and executive assigned committee and potential commission meetings in collaboration with the Office of the President and various university departments. • Record and report metrics, including the alumni engagement index (AEI) • Other duties as assigned. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace. • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal. • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type. • Management Skills - ability of the individual to achieve desired outcomes by setting goals and priorities that deliver results. • Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards. • Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction. • Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works together to achieve a goal. SKILLS & ABILITIES Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience in related functions, five years’ experience preferred. Experience managing large scale events and projects is valuable Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Computer Skills: Basic computer skills; MS Office Applications and Google Applications Other Requirements: • Five or more years of relevant experience preferred. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • A high level of understanding of the liberal arts and sciences and the highest ethical standards.

Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted August 29, 2022

Support the initiatives and administration of the donor relations and stewardship office to deliver donors the understanding and gratitude of their philanthropic impact to the college. Assist in overseeing gift stewardship, reporting and communications programs that enhance the donor experience and promote engagement and connection with donors at all levels for endowed gifts and Annual Fund gifts.

 

  • Assist with the production of timely and impactful stewardship correspondence and materials according to university standards and processes.
  • Coordinate the acknowledgement process for those donors who make a gift In Honor or In Memoriam of a member of the Denison family.
  • Assist the Office of the Annual Fund with administering the annual stewardship program that honors the philanthropic commitments of the Denison family.
  • Responsible for managing the programs thanking donors for First Time Annual Gift, Annual Fund gifts or restricted gifts.
  • Coordinate a legacy program that will thank donors for their continued giving to the college.
  • Assists with managing donor recognition for giving societies and recognition programs.
  • Master Emma and Thankview software programs to deliver custom correspondence to the Denison family.
  • Manage an audit program to track donor touch points annually.
  • Responsible for all stewardship database entry of stewardship actions.
  • Assist with all special projects, custom and personalized donor touchpoints
  • Collaborates with other university departments to review financial and impact of donors’ gifts to support of developing accurate stewardship materials.
  • Assists with donor, campus and student events representing the mission of Institutional Advancement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Complete job description and application information available at ... https://employment.denison.edu/postings/3888

 


Director of Major Gifts, College of Arts and Sciences (Job # 10429) (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted August 12, 2022

The Director of Major Gifts will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual gifts in the range of $100,000 to $5,000,000 for the College of Arts and Sciences from its natural constituency and beyond, representing the college and university priorities, and general areas of interest. The director will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150 to 200 prospects for Case Western Reserve University, partnering with central and school development officers as appropriate. This position will require that approximately 80 percent of the director’s time be on direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for up to 40 percent of their time. Functioning as part of a university development team, the director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with all central and school-based colleagues. Please apply online at https://case.edu/hr/careers

Director of National Development, College of Arts and Sciences (Job # 10399) (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted August 12, 2022

The Director of National Development will have primary responsibility for the design, implementation, and solicitation of individual gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences, from its natural constituency and beyond, representing the college and university priorities, and general areas of interest. ($1,000,000+). The director will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150 to 200 prospects primarily for the arts and humanities including the Maltz Performing Arts Center (MPAC), partnering with central and school development officers as appropriate. The position will require that approximately 80% of the incumbent’s time be on direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for approximately 40% of their time. Functioning as part of a university development team, the director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with all central and school-based colleagues. Apply online at https://case.edu/hr/careers


Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund – Reunion and Class Giving (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted August 11, 2022

Manage a variety of initiatives including providing oversight of the Annual Fund’s class fundraising volunteer programs to secure leadership level and participatory gifts, with a focus on reunion fundraising for classes celebrating Reunion 0 through 45th.

Complete job description and application information.

Alumni Volunteer Fundraising Program Management: 80%
  • Administer a volunteer program to expand class giving at all participation levels. Plan, coordinate, supervise and implement the various volunteer activities to reach fundraising goals and objectives for reunion classes and ensure these committees reach their full potential.
  • Create and maintain volunteer fundraising training manuals and materials in collaboration with other Annual Fund staff.
  • Develop metrics to set and manage volunteer/class engagement goals for all committees; prepare and monitor reports on the progress of volunteer activities and determine whether to alter strategy based on results; and act as a champion for fundraising goals.
  • In partnership with Major Gift Officers, Annual Fund and the office of Alumni and Family Engagement staff, identify, recruit and steward volunteer leaders and committee members to develop strong committees focused on fundraising. Communicate frequently to coordinate solicitations and adjust strategies for high-level donors.
  • Manage Volunteer Network Fundraising (VNF), the web-based volunteer portal, to assign prospects to volunteers and track outreach activities accordingly for each class
  • Serve as division contact for staff training and campaign oversight for VNF
  • Support all volunteers through regular contact including personal visits, e-mail, and phone.
  • Work collaboratively with the Advancement Communications and Marketing and Alumni Family Engagement teams to develop marketing communications strategy for class reunions and events.
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail as it relates to managing solicitation reports shared with volunteers, the creation of written solicitation strategies with volunteers, accomplishing projects and tasks in the prescribed time frame, and keeping colleagues engaged and informed as needed concerning program strategies.
  • Oversee the updating of databases to monitor, discern and track the appropriate activities with various populations — such as volunteer recruitment, committee assignments, and donors.
  • Maintain a portfolio of volunteers for cultivation and solicitation in support of Advancement’s annual participation goals. Cultivate and solicit alumni via personal outreach.
  • Serve as Annual Fund liaison with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement
Event Planning: 15%
  • Plan and implement a fall Volunteer Summit involving Denison Annual Fund volunteers, working in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.
  • Plan and implement an Annual Fund volunteer recognition program, including a presidential reception during Reunion Weekend, to recognize volunteers and leadership donors.
  • Plan and implement class-specific engagement activities and events between reunions in conjunction with Annual Fund staff and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.
Other duties & expectations: 5%
  • Attend and staff events including the Fall Big Red Alumni/Parent Weekend, Commencement, Reunion Weekend and Volunteer Summit.
  • Collaborate with other College offices to meet Denison’s fund-raising objectives.
  • Participate in professional activities (e.g., presenting at STAFF or CASE workshops and conferences) to raise Denison’s visibility in the profession and to stay current with trends in the field.
  • Participate as an active member of the university community by attending regular campus meetings (e.g. General Faculty meetings) and events (First-Year Induction Ceremony, Academic Awards Convocation).

Associate Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Associate Director of Annual Giving will plan and execute a sophisticated direct response appeal program (direct mail, email, online) including program administration, management of vendor relationships and their delivered tools, collaboration with campus partners, production and analysis of program outcome reports, and budget management. This is a full-time, continuing, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and functioning as a member of the Annual Giving team. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/12712

Director of Parent & Family Giving (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Director of Parent & Family Giving is responsible for the overall management of the Parent & Family Giving program and also serves as a donor relationship manager who plans and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and closure of outright and deferred gifts from parent leadership gift prospects to Oberlin College & Conservatory. This is a full-time, continuing 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Vice President for Advancement. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/12722


Conservatory Giving Officer (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Conservatory Giving Officer raises philanthropic support for the Conservatory at Oberlin College. While the majority of time will be spent implementing strategies for cultivating, soliciting and closing leadership-level and planned gifts, this position also works with partners in the Office of Advancement on matters related to principal giving, annual giving, and donor and alumni engagement. This position resides in the Office of Advancement and reports to the Associate Vice President for Leadership & Planned Giving; however, nearly all fundraising shall be focused on the Conservatory and related purposes. This is a full-time, continuing, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Leadership & Planned Giving. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/12723


Senior Philanthropy Advisor (FULL TIME)

Baldwin Wallace University | Berea, OH | Posted March 8, 2022

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Job Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and potential donors to secure major gifts in support of Baldwin Wallace University’s strategic priorities and fundraising initiatives.  The Senior Philanthropy Advisor is an experienced fundraising professional who will manage a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with special emphasis on securing major and principal gifts for the University.

 

Essential duties, tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with specific goals and benchmarks intended to secure annual, major, planned, and estate gifts; along with determining their level of support and engagement. 
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gifts on behalf of the University.
  • Organizes prospect visits efficiently and strategically.   Includes key BW faculty, staff, leadership, and/or trustees as appropriate in order to build relationships and secure gifts.    Communicates with all parties via briefings, cultivation and solicitation plans/updates, and donor correspondence.
  • Records fundraising progress via contact reports, cultivation and solicitation updates, correspondence, and other documentation; recording this information in Raiser’s Edge.  
  • Regularly meets with the AVP for Philanthropy and Director of Prospect Development regarding prospect assignments, portfolio reviews, cultivation and solicitation strategies, and general fundraising progress.
  • Requests and makes effective use of prospect research as appropriate.
  • Communicates with Prospect Development and Data Analytics staff regarding information updates to donor or prospect records.
  • Strives to meet and exceed goals for quality monthly visits, yearly proposals.
  • Travels regionally and nationally to meet current and prospective donors.
  • Monitors travel budget and expenses.  
  • Builds and maintains an in-depth knowledge of BW, its funding priorities, and giving opportunities in order to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents. 
  • Collaborates with Alumni Engagement and other campus partners to engage alumni and friends in meaningful ways, and encourage increased levels of involvement and philanthropic support.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Full position description, qualifications and application instructions may be found here.


Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted February 3, 2022

Capital University seeks an experienced leader to join the team as Director of Alumni Engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program designed to celebrate, recognize, and steward relationships in support of the University. The Director oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities and events that enhance a sense of community, loyalty, dedication, and support for Capital University. This position supervises 1.5 staff members and will report to the Associate Vice President for Advancement. The salary range is $54,000-$60,000 based on experience. Primary roles and responsibilities: • The Director will provide vision, leadership, and oversight to the alumni relations department; plan, coordinate, enhance and execute s alumni events including, but not limited to, Homecoming, the Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Awards and the Alumni Advisory Board meetings; and staffs the 50th reunion committee with a development officer. • Provides vision, leadership, and oversight to the Office of Alumni Relations, the Capital University Alumni Advisory Board and its committees, and other partners and committees to plan and execute the vision and strategy of the University related to alumni engagement and philanthropy. • Utilizes considerable creativity and imagination in identifying and implementing new programs to increase and retain alumni engagement. Yearly evaluates current programming to assess viability. Benchmarks programs to assess the likelihood of success and the overall need to expand programming or refocus on essential programs to strengthen efforts. • Works with Integrated Marketing and Communications and the Alumni Engagement staff, provide oversight for all printed and promotional, branded pieces, electronic pieces, multiple dynamic website pages, and interface. Work with Alumni Engagement staff to keep information on the alumni website pages consistent and current. • Provides fiscal management for the department. Oversees budget and develops cost analysis for projects. Maximizes quality of solicitations and other material with attention to conserving university resources. • Attends Advancement meetings and university-wide directors' meetings. Attends and staffs key Advancement special events. Participates actively in the life of the university. Serves as an enthusiastic ambassador of Capital University, articulating its mission, vision, and priorities to internal and external constituencies. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (M. A.) preferred. • Must be a seasoned alumni relations and development professional with particular experience in higher education that focuses on high-impact visibility and relationship-building among complex organizations and audiences, 4-6 years of experience preferred. • Must have experience with creating, planning, and measuring the effectiveness of high-touch events and programming designed to foster engagement and provide meaningful opportunities for alumni to support the University with their time, expertise, and philanthropy. • Must have experience with managing complex event-related logistics, including but not limited to serving as the primary decision-maker for all event-related needs, contract negotiation and procurement, marketing and communication, registration, and budget management. • Ability to work directly with leadership in the University and the alumni community and assist and mentor staff in successfully supporting stakeholders. • Ability to oversee development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program as well as alumni activities and events. Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation. 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. For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu. 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. 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.