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Associate Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted October 12, 2018

Capital University is seeking an Associate Director of Annual Giving responsible for identifying, cultivating and closing Annual Giving contributions from prospective donors. This is essential because it builds the pipeline for Capital’s major gift donors. Responsibilities include promoting Capital primarily to alumni, but also representing the University in the community, state and across the nation.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

• Identifies, cultivates and solicits gifts primarily from individuals; participates in expanding Annual Giving prospect lists through personal visits, reviews research materials,

• Participates in collaborative discussions with the Associate VP of Advancement, 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 Capital Fund fundraising campaigns, strategy, outreach and evaluation sessions. Focus areas include young alumni and student philanthropy.

• Attends and participates in university-related events such as, but not limited to, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming.


• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Motor vehicle license is required.

• Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; prior experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred; ability to learn other software and hardware systems as needed.

• Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.

• Ability to travel 50% of the time. Occasional overnight travel necessary.

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: Marcy Day, Senior Administrative Assistant Please complete the optional confidential data survey at:

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at 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 Development - Ohio Region (FULL TIME)

Wilmington College | WILMINGTON, OH | Posted September 5, 2018

Wilmington College is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Development – Ohio Region reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement. This is a full time, exempt level position on our main campus in Wilmington, Ohio.

This position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of alumnae, parents, and friends of the College capable of making gifts of $10,000 or more and who live in the state of Ohio or Northern Kentucky. The individual will join a team of dedicated, talented and passionate individuals who are collectively changing fundraising at Wilmington.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, plus a minimum of five years of major-gifts experience. Experience in non-profit philanthropy preferred. Must demonstrate evidence of ability to solicit major gifts and management experience in activities related to major giving programs.

If you are a high-energy, creative, team player that is looking for an opportunity with growth potential, Wilmington College might be the place for you.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter and resume. Please specify position of interest in the letter of application and subject line of email (if submitting electronically). For positions requiring degrees, unofficial transcripts of college work are helpful. Submit materials to the Director of Human Resources, Wilmington College, Pyle Center 1187, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177-2499 or email to or follow instructions in the position information below

Director of Development - Ohio Region

Duties and Responsibilities: (*Indicates non-essential function)

1. Work with VP for Advancement to develop and refine major gift strategies to increase individual giving for institutional priorities.

2. Maintain a schedule of strategic personal contacts with donors and prospective donors through personal visits, telephone calls and written communications to move them through the gift cycle toward a major gift.

3. Maintain a portfolio of 100 – 120 major gift prospects: identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.

4. Participate in an intentional and systematic approach to constituent relationship building and resource development across functions/areas within the office of college advancement.

5. Write briefings and proposals for prospect meetings; compile contact reports; and track donor activity with the JX database.

6. Cultivate, solicit planned gifts.

7. Identify, secure support and participate in development events.

8. Participate in a plan of in- and out-of state travel to reach prospects.

9. Monitor program budget and plan program activities that integrate into the advancement plan.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Standards:

1. Meets objectives in a timely and effective manner and strives to fulfill the college's strategic agenda.

2. Exhibits necessary level of knowledge and expertise and effectively supervises assigned staff.

3. Contributes to effective team leadership and cooperates effectively with other college departments/employees.

4. Strives for excellence in performance of responsibilities and in meeting needs of clients/students served.

5. Knows and observes college and departmental policies, guidelines and procedures. 


1. Related Bachelor's degree, master’s preferred, plus a minimum of five years of major-gifts experience, with experience in non-profit/philanthropy preferred.

2. Must demonstrate evidence of ability to solicit major gifts.

3. Evidence of management experience in a range of activities related to major giving programs.

4. Evidence of excellent writing skills and requisite background in fund solicitation.

5. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population and to become an integral part of the college community and the community at large. 

6. Demonstrated organizational ability and ability to plan and implement projects. Ability to handle several projects simultaneously.

7. Ability to lead and work with staff and volunteers to achieve objectives.

8. Experience in higher education highly desirable.

9. Willingness to travel.

Listing Overview

Associate Director of Annual Giving
Capital University

Director of Development - Ohio Region
Wilmington College