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Assistant Directors for Annual Giving Leadership (FULL TIME)

The College of Wooster | WOOSTER, OH | Posted March 27, 2020

Job Description: The College of Wooster is seeking an Assistant Director of Annual Giving with a focus on leadership giving and oversight of parent and family giving. This position will cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership prospects and donors at the $3,000 level and higher. Identify and encourage increased philanthropic support for the College with a specific focus on the Leadership Giving Society levels. Cultivate relationships with Wooster alumni, families, and friends to increase the number of donors who give annually to The Wooster Fund at the $3,000+ level. This position works closely with the Major Gifts Program and division-wide with colleagues to set goals for all Wooster Fund leadership giving societies and integrate the solicitation and stewardship of leadership annual giving and the giving societies into the division's activities. The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser with demonstrated ability in fundraising and management, communications, and teamwork. Requirements: EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: •Bachelor's degree required. •Five or more years in development; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of higher education development and fundraising with an understanding of individual giving programs, and detailed understanding of annual fundraising programs, such as direct mail, phonathon, and personal solicitation programs, strongly preferred. •Proven record of leadership, management, and supervisory skills. •Proven experience in recruiting, managing, training, leading, and stewarding volunteer fundraising committees to reach their full potential and to achieve fundraising goals. •A supportive and accessible management style, and a strong commitment to personal and professional development, with a proven track record motivating, training, and managing a staff with diverse skills and experience. •Superior communication skills with the ability to connect to a variety of audiences. •Willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel. •Experience in personally soliciting gifts. •Demonstrated ability to work successfully and effectively with a wide range of constituents and manage complex relationships; proven collaboration and teamwork skills. •Ability to work effectively in a team environment?with a mix of faculty, parents, alumni, and staff colleagues •Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding personal initiative. •Knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques including data-based computerized information systems, data modeling, and models of analysis that lead to effective decision making on behalf of the program. Additional Information: The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace. Application Instructions: For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address. Apply https://wooster.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=BEF4E454F6A6CD9C898E00627F6AB763?JOBID=120923

Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted March 3, 2020

The Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving is responsible for the development, management, and integration of programs that engage alumni and donors in creative and relevant ways as resources for the College and each other. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement and is part of the Office’s senior leadership team. This position has four direct reports who oversee annual giving, reunions and class volunteers, and alumni engagement. The AVP plays a pivotal role in growing alumni and annual giving and leading a unified strategy and outreach effort to create and sustain commitment and engagement among Oberlin College’s alumni from various generations. Serving as principal liaison to the Alumni Leadership Council (ALC), governing body of the Alumni Association, the AVP provides support and direction that fosters productive relationships between ALC members and the College. In conjunction with College leadership and other key stakeholders, the Assistant Vice President is tasked with leading a program based in best practices and utilizing a market informed approach to alumni relations and annual giving segmentation, messaging, and giving channels Click the link below to learn more. https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/8937

Advancement Services Associate (FULL TIME)

Columbus Academy | Gahanna, OH | Posted February 28, 2020

The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Advancement Services Associate with responsibilities to begin as soon as possible.

Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):

● Associate’s degree or higher preferred ● Strong data entry experience and ability to adapt to new technologies; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred

● Proficiency with office technologies (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

● Proven attention to detail, commitment to accuracy and high level of personal organization

● Ability to exercise judgment, diplomacy and confidentiality

● Strong communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)

Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):

● Provide critical data entry support for development/alumni team. Ensure accuracy and integrity of data between Raiser’s Edge and auxiliary cross-campus information systems.

● Process daily gifts and pledges in Raiser’s Edge database using Batch and Mail functions. Promptly generate routine acknowledgment letters using complex conditional mail merge. Reconcile Raiser’s Edge financial reports with Business Office.

● Manage monthly gift/pledge processing, such as recurring gifts, pledge reminders and collections.

● Support department/school needs for routine Raiser’s Edge queries, exports and reports.

● Provide general administrative support for the Assistant Head of School for Development/External Relations and development/alumni team, including but not limited to: budgets, office supplies, filing, mailings, event/meeting support and general duties.

● Adhere to high standards of exceptional customer service, meaningful stewardship and donor-centered operations.

Physical Conditions (candidates must be able to manage the following conditions):

● Mobility around school buildings and on different floors (handicap accessible)

● Repetitive motion (use of a computer keyboard)

● A non-smoking campus

Legal Requirements: All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials. To Apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and supporting materials to: Head of School, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230, or headofschool@columbusacademy.org.

Columbus Academy believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to identify and hire a greater number of faculty of color to serve as role models for all students. We strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic background.


Advancement Services Manager (FULL TIME)

Columbus Academy | Gahanna, OH | Posted February 28, 2020

The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Advancement Services Manager with responsibilities to begin as soon as possible.

Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):

● Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

● Strong data management experience and ability to adapt to new technologies; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred

● Proficiency with office technologies (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

● Proven attention to detail, commitment to accuracy and high level of personal organization

● Ability to exercise judgment, diplomacy and confidentiality

● Strong communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)

Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):

● Work with development/alumni team to manage department’s information systems. Utilize industry-standard best practices to improve data systems, outcomes and efficiencies.

● Serve as primary Raiser’s Edge database administrator for development/alumni team. Flag concerns, propose solutions for improvement and provide staff training.

● Partner with technology department and other admins on systems integrations and cross campus data management. Engage with third-party vendors to enhance capabilities.

● Provide gift officers with prospect management support. Conduct ongoing analysis to ensure portfolios are populated with promising prospects. Conduct research, develop profiles, and assist with tracking and reporting needs. 

● Develop/update critical financial reports and dashboards that monitor development/alumni team key performance indicators and fulfill obligations for external audits and reporting.

● Adhere to high standards of exceptional customer service, meaningful stewardship and donor-centered operations.

● Provide general support for mailings, special events, etc., as needed.

Physical Conditions (candidates must be able to manage the following conditions):

● Mobility around school buildings and on different floors (handicap accessible)

● Repetitive motion (use of a computer keyboard)

● A non-smoking campus

Legal Requirements: All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and supporting materials to: Head of School, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230, or headofschool@columbusacademy.org.

Columbus Academy believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to identify and hire a greater number of faculty of color to serve as role models for all students. We strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic background.


Director of Marketing (FULL TIME)

Columbus Academy | Gahanna, OH | Posted February 28, 2020

The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Director of Marketing with responsibilities to begin as soon as possible. The major responsibilities of this role will be to define and execute data-led marketing initiatives in support of Admissions, Development, Alumni Relations, Athletics, Parents’ Association and the overall brand of the institution. These initiatives may include advertising, audience acquisition, consumer and trade advertising, public relations, events, partnership marketing and strategic relationships. The position will lead the marketing team and all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing market strategy and achieving targets. The Director of Marketing will be a member of the administrative team and will work closely with the Head of School and other key leadership team members in developing strategic marketing plans and executing programs.

Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):

● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to marketing and communications; MBA is preferred.

● Five or more years of increased leadership experience in marketing and communications, preferably in an independent school, college or university or other nonprofit organization.

● Outstanding speaking, writing and editing skills.

● Deep knowledge of the principles of marketing and communications and fluency in using social media effectively and working with design and brand companies.

● Ability to develop, monitor and adhere to budgets and production schedules.

● Demonstrated success in supervising and managing a staff.

● Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects with shifting priorities and competing deadlines. Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):

● Rapidly acclimate to Columbus Academy; thoroughly know the history, culture, traditions and constituencies of the school; understand the educational philosophy; know all marketing and communications activities of the department.

● Develop marketing and communications strategies and plans that advance Columbus Academy and drive increased engagement with prospective and current constituencies.

● Collaborate with administrative departments in articulating their purpose and ongoing work. Specifically this includes the Head of School, Development & Alumni Relations, Admissions, Academic Divisions, Athletics, Parents’ Association and Institutional Technology.

● Ensure brand and messaging quality and consistency and establish guidelines to apply across all departments, activities and events at the school and among professional and volunteer leadership.

● In collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Office of Admissions, design strategies and implement concrete plans to increase student applications and maintain prospective student and family interest.

● In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for Development and External Relations and the Development and Alumni Relations Office, design strategies and implement concrete plans to capitalize on increased visibility and clear branding of the school to drive increased contributed revenue.

● In collaboration with the Athletics Director and the Athletics Department, design strategies and implement concrete plans for consistency in brand and logo use in relation to all marketing of CA athletics, uniforms, spirit wear, youth sports programs, signage and displays.

● In collaboration with the Parents’ Association, design and implement strategies and implement concrete plans for consistency that align with the school in messaging in relation to parent programming, the Viking Corner school store and events sponsored by the Parent’s Association.

● Plan for and deploy digital activities: website, online campaigns, email marketing, social media and digital content production.

● Plan and manage the department budget in order to maximize the effectiveness of all communications. This includes bidding out production of materials when appropriate to outside vendors.

● Work with the Director of Communications to create and execute a plan that regularly places the school in local media. Manage all messaging in the media.

● Work with the Director of Communications to review, revise and update as necessary the school’s crisis communication plan.

● Work with the Director of Communications in all aspects of the school’s print and electronic communications, ensuring the continuity of the school’s brand and logo. Oversee the work of graphic designers and print vendors in production of printed materials and web visuals.

● Engage actively in professional development in order to remain current in best practices related to independent school communications and emerging social media, as well as effective marketing and advertising strategies.

● Provide staff leadership to the department in all respects, including hiring, day-to-day management and motivation of marketing staff and contractors, ensuring professional development and excellence.

● Participate actively in the work and success of the senior leadership team and provide support for school events and administrative jobs as requested.

Personal Characteristics (successful candidates will be):

● A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Columbus Academy’s mission and values.

● A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.

● Intrepid yet tactful; determined yet respectful of others’ concerns; someone with the flexibility and creativity needed to find alternative ways to reach objectives when barriers arise; a skilled negotiator who does not drive him/herself or others into a corner.

● A team builder – confident and competent, with strong skills in management and leadership; one who understands the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities with different work styles.

● A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of development and advancement activities.

● Emotionally mature with a very good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

Legal Requirements: All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and supporting materials to: Head of School, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230, or headofschool@columbusacademy.org.

Columbus Academy believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to identify and hire a greater number of faculty of color to serve as role models for all students. We strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic background.


Assistant/Associate Director of Adavancement Communications (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted February 27, 2020

Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Assistant/Associate Director for Advancement Communications is responsible for developing and executing communication plans that support achievement of institutional advancement’s short and long-term fundraising and engagement goals. Denison is seeking an experienced advancement writer with a passion for higher education, who appreciates the important role of philanthropy in supporting the university’s mission. The Assistant/Associate Director will manage and coordinate the development of compelling, innovative and results-oriented materials for the overall advancement program. The position will develop communication to support the successful close of the Unlocking Potential Campaign in June 2020, which includes transition to a new fundraising chapter for the university. The Unlocking Potential campaign was launched in 2015 with a goal of $225 million. To date, more than $208 million has been secured with just a few months remaining in the six-year campaign. The Assistant/Associate Director will also play a critical role as the university launches its next campaign within the next few years. Denison University offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits at Denison and affiliated colleges throughout the Midwest and a generous retirement contribution. Granville, Ohio, is only 27 miles from the thriving metropolitan area of Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest metro area in the United States. To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Review of candidates will begin March 9, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled.