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Director of Regional Development (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted August 8, 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Regional Development

University Advancement

Re-posted August 8, 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:

Marcy Day, Senior Administrative Assistant, University Advancement mday2@capital.edu

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 Annual and Leadership Giving (FULL TIME)

Muskingum University | New Concord, OH | Posted July 30, 2018

Muskingum University’s Office of Advancement is seeking a Director of Annual and Leadership Giving. The successful candidate will be an innovative, collaborative and results-oriented individual. The Director is responsible for the leadership, execution and growth of Muskingum’s $1M+ annual giving program (unrestricted & restricted). This includes oversight, management, and growth of the Muskingum Society, the University’s leadership giving program of $1,000+ annual donors. Current annual and leadership giving practices include direct mail, phone, electronic communications, and personal visits as well as annual events and stewardship activities. The Director of Annual and Leadership Giving is part of a team that includes the Director of Alumni Relations and the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations and will also work closely with the other areas of the advancement division including major gifts and data management. RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct and implement a comprehensive, year-long annual giving solicitation strategy, including direct mail, e-mail, social media, phone, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement Develop, grow, and maintain a portfolio of mid-level donors, including conducting personal visits, solicitations, stewardship, qualifying donors for major gifts as appropriate Develop and implement a written master plan and calendar for all phases of annual and leadership giving in collaboration with the AVP for Operations and the Director of Alumni Relations Lead and implement a comprehensive donor stewardship and recognition plan in collaboration with the AVP for Advancement Operations and the Director of Alumni Relations Lead team effort to raise the revenue required to attain established annual fundraising goals Engage, solicit, and grow number of new donors with new and innovative strategies such as young alumni giving, and faculty, staff and student giving Manage and expand the Muskingum Society, including personal solicitation, coordination of events, communications, & stewardship activities Update and manage phonathon program, including supervision of phonathon student workers Coordinate reunion fundraising efforts with Director of Alumni Relations Work with VP of Athletics to integrate athletic fundraising with Institutional Advancement Activities, including the development and implementation of an athletic fundraising policy, Muskie Athletic Club activities, and alignment of athletic giving website with IA’s online giving portal Work with Marketing and Communications Division to ensure a dynamic annual giving presence in University’s marketing/communication efforts such as the Update, the Magenta Lines eNewsletter, Facebook (and other social media platforms), and website Analyze reports to monitor annual giving revenue, expenses and activity. The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position. It is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor. SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION: Practical knowledge of annual giving operations and an understanding of what it takes to expand donor and prospect participation Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills Strong interpersonal skills to relate with top annual fund donors, across generations, both in-person and over the phone Proven record of making solicitations and asking for gifts Ability to interface cross-functionally across departments and to collaborate effectively with a team Self-starter with initiative to innovate and follow through Strong technology skills including social media, database, and all Microsoft Office applications Confidentiality regarding constituent information Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years job related experience in annual and leadership giving required; advanced certifications or degree preferred Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to: Kathy Moore, Human Resources Manager; Muskingum University, 163 Stormont St., New Concord, OH 43762. Materials can also be faxed to 740-826-6131 or sent electronically to moore@muskingum.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Muskingum University is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Advancement Services (FULL TIME)

Ashland University | Ashland, OH | Posted July 25, 2018

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

Position Summary:

Ashland University, ranked by US News and World Report as a top tier University, is seeking an experienced Director of Advancement Services to join the Advancement Operations team.  The Director is responsible for all data mining, analytics and reporting for Ashland University’s Institutional Advancement Department.  The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Colleague Advancement fundraising database, ensuring its accuracy and maintenance. The Director also is responsible for managing Advancement Services staff and overseeing two major program areas: information services and gift processing.

Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the essential information services and technology supporting Institutional Advancement initiatives. 
  • Oversee Colleague Donor database and manage related systems, including data entry, database structure, data integrity, system access, system integration and daily use of the database for Institutional Advancement. Serve as the lead advisor and coordinator with administrative staff for all matters pertaining to the database.
  • Designs, executes, and maintains customized database reports, lists and queries to support Institutional Advancement and to fulfill requests for information from other institutional departments.
  • Manage Advancement Services staff and daily functions, including gift processing, data entry and reporting.
  • Develop, write, and maintain accurate and timely fundraising reports and analyses for administration, senior leadership and development officers.
  • Directs and supervises all efforts related to the receiving, processing and receipting of all private gifts to the University, including cash, credit cards, payroll deductions, electronic fund transfers, on-line gifts, securities, real estate, deferred and in-kind gifts. 
  • Serves as the Department liaison with the Business Office and responds to all accounting and finance related inquiries.
  • Oversee gift processing activities including gift entry, receipting, reporting, thank-you letters and pledge collection. Also oversees gifts policy development and approval.
  • Work closely with leadership to develop effective strategies for tracking and reporting relevant fundraising metrics.
  • Develop and coordinate all donor and alumni reporting, providing leadership, planning and technical expertise of database services.
  • Create accurate and timely mailing, calling and event lists in support of fundraising and stewardship objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Annual Giving by providing consultation regarding audiences/segments as well as appeal performance analyses.
  • Participate in Ashland’s Data Standards and Governance Committee and other relevant committees and represents the interests of Institutional Advancement.
  • Monitor electronic donor request forms and advancement staff requests and respond to data requests in a timely manner.
  • Assist with creating, implementing & maintaining a long-range plan for Advancement Services including, but not limited to reporting, database management and staffing.
  • Develop, implement and maintain Institutional Advancement policies, procedures and documentation that are consistent with CASE standards.
  • Facilitate periodic data cleanup, testing and reporting to ensure integrity of database.
  • Responsible for continuously improving database functionality, including adjusting processes and implementation of new measures directed at expanding and improving database capabilities.
  • Trains and assists Institutional Advancement staff with information and database needs.
  • Collaborating with campus-wide constituents to ensure best practices with data management and integrity.
  • Establish, maintain, and train department staff on software and technology for remote access to the database and donor information.

Special qualifications desired:

  • Five (5) or more years of experience with Colleague fundraising database or a similar donor database.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in higher education, advancement preferred.
  • Ability to write complex data queries and build reports using Colleague database.
  • The incumbent must have considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques as well as a strong working knowledge of IRS, FASB, and CASE regulations and reporting standards regarding charitable giving. 
  • Prior experience managing a staff.
  • Expertise in using advanced Excel techniques, including v-lookups and pivot tables.
  • Ability to design and direct complex and diversified projects.
  • Experience in the development of dashboards and complex Advancement Reports
  • High level of proficiency with fundraising database and computer programs.
  • Must be able to diagnose complex problems and identify solutions.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize large volume of tasks in a fast paced environment.

Position Requirements – Identify Essential Requirements

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, MIS or related field required. MBA or other relevant Masters Degree preferred.  Strong understanding of Accounting and Finance principles.

Experience:

A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in data analytics as well as creating and manipulating sophisticated spreadsheets is required. Prior experience in higher education fundraising and an understanding of relational databases strongly preferred.   Preference given to candidates with specific experience or training in Ellucian Colleague database and Entrinsik Informer report writer.

Skills:

  • This position requires the ability to make and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • This position requires strong customer servicefocus and organization and time management skills. Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential. 
  • 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 and searching on-line databases 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. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines
  • Willingness to attend trainings and professional development workshops

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Must have excellent work attendance

Application Procedure:

All applicants must submit 3 professional references and apply for the position  at the Ashland University Human Resources website at:  https://www.ashland.edu/administration/content/director-advancement-services

This position description is intended to be a general overview of the major responsibilities, duties and qualifications necessary to perform the job. Other responsibilities and duties may be assigned by the supervisor. The position description should be revised in the event there are substantial changes in the work to be done and/or the qualifications deemed necessary to perform the job.           


Associate Director of Major Gifts (FULL TIME)

Marietta College | Marietta, OH | Posted July 17, 2018

Job Description: Marietta College seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual valuing higher education to serve as an Associate Director of Major Gifts. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will support Marietta College's mission and strategic plan and in coordination with other members of the advancement leadership staff and team, assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of major gift prospects (Qualified at $25,000+) while also soliciting and securing President Circle level gifts. The Associate Director of Major Gifts will be instrumental in the next comprehensive campaign, currently in the silent phase. This position will manage a portfolio of 130-150 prospects and donors; develop and implement strategies for cultivating and soliciting prospects; spend significant amount of time traveling locally, regionally and nationally to meet face to face with donors and prospects; prepare written contact reports; assist in organizing and implementing other special projects and events in support of various Advancement programs and projects; participate in class reunion, Regional Association, campaign, and alumni events. This position reports to the Director of Gift Planning & Major Gifts. Essential Roles and Responsibilities: Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to build relationships with the goal of soliciting and closing major gifts, completing 15 to 18 face to face visits per month Coordinate and implement activities designed to increase prospect, alumni and donor engagement and secure philanthropic gifts in support of the College Manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects Solicit assigned prospects and other potential prospects for gifts Communicate with alumni and prospects by phone, mail and electronic communications who may not be engaged or have not had personal contact from the college for a length of time Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts Articulate Marietta College's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications Keep current on programs and initiatives that meet the College's strategic objectives Work together with other advancement colleagues to plan and execute prospect engagement opportunities, present gift proposals to secure gifts to the college Write donor correspondence, contact reports and proposals, and provide updates and briefings on program status. Maintain communication with faculty and staff concerning their respective functional areas in relation to funding for College priorities Assist supervisor and team members in identifying prospective donors Assist in the planning and development of special projects relative to the interests of prospects and College priorities Characteristics and Skills: Exceptional skill in interpersonal relations and communications (both speaking and writing ability). Ability to work collaboratively with department colleagues and with other members of the faculty and staff while handling multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment. A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team. Experience articulating a case for support so that individuals "buy into" the vision, mission and goals of the organization Ability to achieve ambitious goals. You should have a remarkable track record for leading successful initiatives with measurable results. Savvy relationship-building and management skills and be an excellent communicator. You should be articulate and persuasive with diplomacy and tact to represent the College to multiple constituents, donors and campus leadership. Ability to understand the objectives of position as well as understanding the annual giving and alumni engagement team, and the advancement services group to integrate the major gifts program with these groups. Problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. You can champion donor-centeredness by understanding the desires of the donors and creating simple solutions. Strong team orientation, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude. Attention to detail. Proven ability to manage phone and in-person communication with strong customer service skills including tact and diplomacy. Discretion and confidentiality. Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and the College A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions. An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree Typically three to five years successful, face-to-face fund raising experience, preferably in higher education with proven success Experience with and ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive according to the College's liability insurance provider Apply by visiting - https://marietta.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/465MCM1/index.jsp;jsessionid=C704521F23AE39C6680CA7E444B3DE23;jsessionid=7B0E3883B91C9070AD1F90B6273B1B08

Advancement Gift Officer (FULL TIME)

Marietta College | Marietta, OH | Posted July 17, 2018

Job Description: Marietta College seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual valuing higher education to serve as an Advancement Gift Officer. The Advancement Gift Officer will support Marietta College's mission and strategic plan and in coordination with other members of the advancement leadership staff and team, assist with the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of major gift prospects (Qualified at $25,000+) while soliciting and securing President Circle level gifts. The Advancement Gift Officer will be instrumental in the next comprehensive campaign, currently in the silent phase. This position will manage a portfolio of 130-150 prospects and donors; develop and implement strategies for cultivating and soliciting prospects; spend significant amount of time traveling locally, regionally and nationally to meet face to face with donors and prospects; prepare written contact reports; assist in organizing and implementing other special projects and events in support of various Advancement programs and projects; participate in class reunion, Regional Association, campaign, and alumni events. This position reports to the Director of Gift Planning & Major Gifts or Director of Annual Giving. Essential Roles and Responsibilities: Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to build relationships with the goal of soliciting and closing major gifts, completing 15 to 18 face to face visits per month Coordinate and implement activities designed to increase prospect, alumni and donor engagement and secure philanthropic gifts in support of the College Manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects Solicit assigned prospects and other potential prospects for gifts Communicate with alumni and prospects by phone, mail and electronic communications who may not be engaged or have not had personal contact from the college for a length of time Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to President's Circle and Major gifts Articulate Marietta College's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications Keep current on programs and initiatives that meet the College's strategic objectives Work together with other advancement colleagues to plan and execute prospect engagement opportunities, present gift proposals to secure gifts to the college Write donor correspondence, contact reports and proposals, and provide updates and briefings on program status. Maintain communication with faculty and staff concerning their respective functional areas in relation to funding for College priorities Assist supervisor and team members in identifying prospective donors Assist in the planning and development of special projects relative to the interests of prospects and College priorities Characteristics and Skills: Exceptional skill in interpersonal relations and communications (both speaking and writing ability). Ability to work collaboratively with department colleagues and with other members of the faculty and staff while handling multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment. A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team. Experience articulating a case for support so that individuals "buy into" the vision, mission and goals of the organization Ability to achieve ambitious goals. You should have a remarkable track record for leading successful initiatives with measurable results. Savvy relationship-building and management skills and be an excellent communicator. You should be articulate and persuasive with diplomacy and tact to represent the College to multiple constituents, donors and campus leadership. Ability to understand the objectives of the major and planned giving group, the annual giving and alumni engagement team, and the advancement services group to integrate the major gifts program with these groups. Problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. You can champion donor-centeredness by understanding the desires of the donors and creating simple solutions. Strong team orientation, a dedicated work ethic and a positive and professional attitude. Attention to detail. Proven ability to manage phone and in-person communication with strong customer service skills including tact and diplomacy. Discretion and confidentiality. Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and the College. A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions. An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree Up to 3 years professional experience in any of the following areas: major or annual gift fundraising, non-profit work, sales, higher education or other related field Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive according to the College's liability insurance provider Preferred Qualifications: Face-to-face fundraising or sales experience Apply by visiting - https://marietta.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/465MCM1/index.jsp;jsessionid=C704521F23AE39C6680CA7E444B3DE23;jsessionid=7B0E3883B91C9070AD1F90B6273B1B08

Prospect Research Manager (FULL TIME)

Marietta College | Marietta, OH | Posted July 17, 2018

Job Description: Marietta College seeks qualified applicants for the position of Prospect Research Manager. This position is responsible for prospect research, identification, tracking, and data entry into Raiser's Edge. In addition, the Prospect Research Manager identifies new prospects and updates known prospects with new information. He/she will provide support to development officers by identifying primarily individual but also corporate and foundation prospects to support Marietta College's advancement efforts. He/she will also be responsible for initiating, planning and managing prospect assignment, as well as prospect and proposal tracking & management systems. JOB SUMMARY: The Prospect Research Manager, working in constant and close partnership with all gift officers across the advancement department, takes leadership in overseeing prospect/moves management, portfolio management, and related reporting. In addition, the Prospect Research Manager delivers research on prospects to provide and maintain a ready pool of qualified major gift and leadership gift prospects for the advancement team in support of Marietta College's philanthropic mission. New prospects are discovered and researched weekly and delivered to gift officers as appropriate. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Responsible for the identification, research, analysis and pipeline management of donors and potential donors to Marietta College - Conduct monthly prospect review meetings with the advancement staff to more effectively move and manage prospects - Using electronic screening results, data mining and modeling techniques, develop and implement proactive research strategies to identify new prospects for major giving, planned giving, leadership annual giving and comprehensive campaign projects - Utilize information technology systems and input from advancement staff to recommend prospect assignments, prospect statuses, research data updates, and implement the research and prospect management plans to achieve goals - Serve as prospect manager by providing oversight and support for the management of assigned prospects for advancement staff through the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship stages of the philanthropic cycle - Develop, articulate, establish, and implement prospect management & tracking system - Assist advancement staff in the development of appropriate prospect strategies and in maintaining best practices in prospect management through periodic portfolio review sessions - Stay up to date on best practices and share and train the team related to new ideas for development of prospects - Draft and deliver for approval new policies and procedures to formalize the prospect management process for Marietta College - Responsible for updating all Prospect Management policies and procedures in an effective way - Maintain the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: - Research and recommend to supervisor the evaluation, purchase, budget and renewal of research resources, publications and services - Maintain expertise on research techniques and resources by attending conferences, seminars, and participating in professional societies - Systematically monitor print/electronic media to identify news relevant to donors and prospects and disseminate information to appropriate development staff and update the database - As time permits, assist with other areas of the Advancement operation Requirements: - Bachelor's degree and three years' of relevant experience is required - Experience in a non-profit or education environment preferred; library or paralegal experience would be beneficial - Experience with Raiser's Edge preferred - Knowledge of prospect management and prospect tracking principles and methods - Strong analytical skills, an attention to detail, and an aptitude for logical thinking - Competence in analyzing data and producing specialized reports - Proficiency with electronic and printed reference materials - Demonstrated advanced computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, including Access, and online research sources - Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared - Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and monitor projects to completion - Ability to prepare written reports containing an analysis of information gathered from public and other sources - Knowledge of donor research techniques, best practices, and professional resources Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. All applications/resumes must be submitted through this online process. We regret that we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted by mail, email, or fax. As you are submitting your application via this online process, please be sure to provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received. Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Veterans and minority candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting - https://marietta.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/465MCM1/index.jsp;jsessionid=C704521F23AE39C6680CA7E444B3DE23;jsessionid=7B0E3883B91C9070AD1F90B6273B1B08

Associate Director of Leadership Giving (FULL TIME)

Wittenberg University | Springfield, OH | Posted July 12, 2018

About Wittenberg University: Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. Job Description: The Advancement department is recruiting for an Associate Director of Leadership Giving. This position requires an energetic and detailed self-starter who can creatively invite Wittenberg alumni and friends to invest in the present and future funding priorities of the University. The successful candidate will engage key volunteers, board members, senior administration and faculty members as appropriate to maximize fundraising success for the University. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: ◾Create strategies for a portfolio of 125-150 individual alumni and friends to make outright and planned gifts of $10,000 and above. ◾Use education, outreach and involvement to retain current donors while seeking opportunities to develop new donors for university funding priorities. ◾Research and/or prepare gift proposals, individual engagement and solicitation plans, stewardship activities, and activity reports as necessary. ◾Participate in university and Advancement-hosted events. ◾Other projects and duties as assigned. Requirements: A bachelor's degree is required. We require 1 to 3 years in non-profit fundraising or transferable skills such as experience in higher education admissions or recruiting. Additionally, we are looking for candidates with the ability to work with prospective donors capable of making five and six figure gifts. Candidates must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Frequent travel is required as is evening and weekend work. Must have the ability to build relationships in support of the University's mission using digital means as well as through 150-180 face-to-face visits per year. A valid driver's license and proof of good driving record is required. 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. 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. To apply or for more information, please read more at: http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99956

Executive Director of Alumni Relations (FULL TIME)

Otterbein University | Westerville, OH | Posted July 9, 2018

Job Title:  Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Job Class: Administrative
Department: Institutional Advancement
Reports to: VP for Institutional Advancement
FLSA status: Full-time/Exempt

To Apply: Please email an Otterbein Employment Application, resume and cover letter including salary expectations to hr.jobs@otterbein.edu addressing this position in the subject; FAX 614-823-1511; or mail to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Only submissions with a completed application will be reviewed.

For an Otterbein Employment Application or more information: Please visit http://www.otterbein.edu/public/About/Careers.aspx.

SUMMARY: Oversee the strategy development, implementation and management of building and maintaining meaningful, lifelong relationships to engage alumni for the purpose of learning and mutual support between and among alumni and their University. Responsible for creating and implementing innovative, strategic focused and excellent programs for alumni and other key constituencies embracing broad-scope diversity and commitment to the high standards of character, transparency and unwavering ethical Otterbein standard to advance a culture of philanthropy and educational excellence at Otterbein. Educate and advance alumni along the 6 I’s of the alumni engagement continuum to be demonstrated through increased volunteer participation in the life of the institution, increased attendance at University events and reunions, an enhanced understanding of the University. This will be done by performing the following duties:

BENEFITS at Otterbein include: tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, 4 weeks of vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, and competitive employer contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.

ABOUT OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY: Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking  vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to engage students, alumni, parents, and friends of Otterbein with each other and students, faculty and staff. Set strategic goals and priorities for alumni programming, consistent with the goals and priorities of the University and the Division of Institutional Advancement and with the evolving needs and interests of the University

  • Provide leadership and operational oversight to staff in the implementation of programs, services, activities and events bringing various constituent groups together on campus and regionally.

  • Serve on the Executive Team reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Provide day-to-day direction, guidance, and supervision of direct reports.

  • Conduct points of evaluation, metrics, and analyses necessary to reflect progress, trends and recommendations for future alumni programming.

  • Plan, organize and implements a comprehensive volunteer organizational structure that stimulates volunteer involvement in a variety of capacities on behalf of the University

  • Administer activities of the Alumni Community including oversight of the Alumni Council and Consultants and all related volunteer leaders and groups.

  • Lead, plan, organize and implement events associated with Homecoming, class reunions, and special interest reunions and activities.

  • Work closely with the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship to enhance a sustainable, positive and mutually rewarding donor relations and stewarding program.

  • Serve as the editor of the alumni magazine, Towers.

  • Create and oversee implementation of alumni programs that fulfill the mission of Otterbein University through service and lifelong learning including, but not limited to, Young Alumni, Alumni College, Cardinal Migration, international and domestic travel, specific service projects, Alumni Admission and other programs as appropriate and able.

  • Oversee activities for the annual alumni award program. 

  • Coordinate and implement the Lifelong Learning Community at Otterbein with assistance from a faculty representative.

  • Work with colleagues in marketing, for the designing, producing, and evaluation of all alumni programs and goals through print, broadcast and web media. Use these vehicles to build alumni affinity and involvement; administers all marketing programs including insurance programs, travel, soft goods and other programs.

  • Support the goals of the Development Office including the documentation of relevant donor contacts through Call Reports and assisting Development Officers in building appropriate donor relationships.

  • Develop programs that stimulate affinity and school spirit within the student body.

  • Creates annual plan with goals and objectives and formulates budgets to support those plans.

  • Assess progress and impact of all programs against annual goals.

  • Represent the University through the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and have comfort speaking in front of large and small groups on behalf of the University and alumni.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant Director and Administrative Assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university is required, master’s degree preferred; strong working knowledge of and experience in higher education organizations, especially small, independent liberal arts universities. A minimum of five years professional experience in a related field is required.

Previous success in program planning and implementation in a university, corporate, or non-profit setting and prior success in supervising staff and volunteers alike must be effectively demonstrated. The candidate must possess strong organizational, oral/written communication, creative writing and leadership skills, and must be willing to take initiative. The candidate must have experience in working with social media platforms to engage audiences, design skill set in 

Constant Contact and database reporting/extracting. The candidate must work as a team member and work effectively with volunteers. The candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and oversee multiple programs/projects simultaneously. The successful candidate must also be willing to travel occasionally and maintain occasional evening and weekend hours.

Special events and public relations experience is highly desirable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills including grammar.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Must possess strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills; solid writing and computer skills; knowledge of general office procedures. Must take pride in and be thorough in quality of work produced; must be able to use general office equipment including copier, telephone, facsimile machine, etc.

REASONING ABILITY: Must be able to work effectively with volunteers and oversee multiple programs and volunteer initiatives simultaneously; must possess excellent attention to details; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies; must possess excellent customer service skill; must possess ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in unusual or new situations. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 20 pounds. This position requires close vision. Must be willing and able to travel extensively and maintain occasional evening and weekend hours. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting.


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions
that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
 
Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Title IX Coordinator
614.823.1130

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations (FULL TIME)

Otterbein University | Westerville, OH | Posted July 9, 2018

Job Title: Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Job Class: Administrative
Department: Institutional Advancement
Reports to: Executive Director of Alumni Relations
FLSA status: Full-time/Exempt

To Apply: Please email an Otterbein Employment Application, resume and cover letter including salary expectations to hr.jobs@otterbein.edu addressing this position in the subject; FAX 614-823-1511; or mail to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Only submissions with a completed application will be reviewed.

For an Otterbein Employment Application or more information: Please visit http://www.otterbein.edu/public/About/Careers.aspx.

 

SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will assist the Executive Director of Alumni Relations in developing and implementing creative and successful programs for Otterbein’s 26,000 alumni and other key constituencies in order to build strong institutional affinity in support of the overall Institutional Advancement program. This affinity will be demonstrated through increased volunteer participation in the life of the institution, increased attendance at University events and reunions, an enhanced understanding of the University, its mission and vision, and improved philanthropic support.

As a key representative of Otterbein University, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations must have the ability to convey and promote the mission and vision of the institution, exhibit enthusiasm, demonstrate a strong work ethic, be innovative and creative, and be highly detail oriented and organized. The Assistant will work effectively to involve all appropriate outreach functions within the Office of Institutional Advancement and other offices within the University to meet annual and long-term programmatic goals. This full-time administrative staff position will report to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

BENEFITS at Otterbein include: tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, 4 weeks of vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, and competitive employer contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan.

ABOUT OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY:   Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio. Otterbein University was established in 1847, a set of deeply rooted values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,480 undergraduate students in more than 70 majors and 456 graduate students working toward one of six master’s degrees or a doctor of nursing practice degree. Students come from towns throughout Ohio and represent 42 states and 11 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Direct programs and events for alumni that fulfill the mission of Otterbein University and increase engagement between alumni and the University which includes but is not limited to:

Alumni Engagement & Volunteer Management: Direct programs and events for alumni that increases attendance, interest and engagement with Otterbein and build programs to support alumni; Work directly to engage young alumni in the life of the university.

Alumni Marketing & Communications: Market alumni programs and alumni profiles through website content and other social media communications avenues. Assist in content for custom direct mailings and the Towers alumni magazine; set up alumni registration pages using campus software; and maintain current alumni webpages using the content management system; oversee and/or contribute to key communication and engagement programs and projects.

Student & Alumni Programming: Working collaboratively with the Center for Career and Professional Development, Office of Graduate Studies and academic departments to engage alumni in the classroom, panels and/or campus organizations; create events and partnerships that educate current students about the benefits of Alumni Relations programming and increase interaction between students and alumni with the intention of student professional development and networking;

Signature Events: Assist in planning, organizing and implementing Homecoming/ Family Weekend activities and logistics; assist in planning special interest and affinity reunion activities through the year targeted towards young alumni such as young alumni awards program. young alumni advisory board and their initiatives and other major events within the department. Support division signature events by assisting where needed.

Alumni Travel: Assist the Executive Director in creating and implementing annual domestic and international alumni travel programs and regional events. Travel to staff events occasionally.

Alumni Development, Solicitation and Stewardship: Collaborate with Annual Giving staff and Annual Fund advisory committee about alumni solicitation marketing and schedule;

Alumni Council Board Development: Work collaboratively with the Otterbein Alumni Council to achieve its mission and progress the Institutional Advancement strategic plan;

Young Alumni Advisory Board Development: Responsible for the selection, training, cultivating, evaluating of the young alumni board members; work to achieve its mission and progress the Institutional Advancement strategic plan.Create annual work plan with goals, objectives and benchmarks and formulate budgets to support those plans;

Represent the University through the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and other applicable professional organizations;

Assist with other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: student staff and volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree is required for the position; master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of and experience working in higher education organizations, especially small, independent liberal arts colleges. A minimum of two years professional experience in a related field is required. Previous success in program/event planning and implementation in a college, corporate, or non-profit setting and prior success in supervising staff and volunteers alike must be effectively demonstrated. The candidate must possess strong organizational, oral/written communication, creative writing and leadership skills, and must be willing to take initiative. The candidate must have experience in working with social media platforms to engage audiences, design skill set in Constant Contact and database reporting/extracting. The candidate must work as a team member and work effectively with volunteers. The candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and oversee multiple programs/projects simultaneously. The successful candidate must also be willing to travel occaisionally and maintain occasional evening and weekend hours. Special event planning and social media communication with public relations experience is highly desirable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

MISSION CRITICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
    • Ability to present information, analysis, ideas, and positions in writing or in oral presentations in a clear and convincing
    • Ability to tailor written and oral presentations to effectively reach intended
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
    • Ability to create strong relationships with constituents and colleagues in order to develop trust and credibility with
    • Ability to work through interpersonal conflicts to ensure problems are addressed and relationships are strengthened.
    • Respect confidentiality of
  • AGILITY:
    • Readily responds to pressing and changing demands of constituents and within the
    • Take calculated
  • INITIATIVE:
    • Seek opportunities to improve, streamline, reinvent work processes as a means to improve the organizations performance and
    • Think expansively by combining ideas in unique ways or making connections between disparate
  • ACCOUNTABILITY:
    • Take responsibility for individual and team
    • Develop goals and a plan to help fulfill the division’s
    • Develop clear and challenging but achievable personal and organizational
  • ETHICS:
    • Act in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, and university

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to understand and work with all nationalities over the phone and in person. Solid writing, proofing and editing skills. AP style experience recommended.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to formulate and work with budgets. Good math skills and ability to use Excel and calculator

TECHNICAL SKILLS: The candidate must have excellent computer skills and should have experience using database software. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Candidates should have experience in web communications, including developing marketing strategies in order to promote alumni programs/events and to maintain the content of the Otterbein alumni web site, and actively utilize social media. Specific computer skill experience in Google, excel, Constant Contact, Publisher, Microsoft Office and content management systems is desirable.

REASONING ABILITY: Must be able to reason with a number of personalities and backgrounds. Must be able to work independently and must retain confidential information.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed primarily in an environmentally controlled office.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.

Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Title IX Coordinator
614.823.1130