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Assistant/Associate Director, Special Initiatives and Athletics Giving (FULL TIME)

Kalamazoo College | Kalamazoo, MI | Posted August 28, 2023

Position Summary: The Assistant/Associate Director, Special Initiatives and Athletics Giving manages the College’s milestone reunion giving program and other targeted class giving or affinity-based initiatives. In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director manages the various outreach and giving programs to solicit and steward gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of Hornet Athletics. Responsibilities-- Reunion, Class, and Special Initiative Giving: • In collaboration with annual giving staff, manage K’s 50th Reunion and other class giving efforts, working with class agents and other volunteers approaching their milestone reunions to create and support fundraising initiatives focused on soliciting multi-year commitments to the Kalamazoo College Fund and/or an outright designated purpose, as well as planned gifts. • Manage other endowed fund initiatives, as necessary, including in honor or memory of members of the K community; affinity related groups. • Liaison with College development officers to communicate initiatives and ensure assigned donors are solicited by staff as appropriate. • With support from the Senior Director, respond to gift interest from prospective donors or make referrals to development officers as appropriate. • Assist in developing and implementing stewardship for class and other special initiatives. Athletics Giving: • In partnership with annual giving staff, manage athletics related solicitation appeals including family and friends giving outreach program for all teams and alumni athletics direct mail initiatives. • In collaboration with annual giving staff, coordinate the planning and implementation of an annual Hornet Athletics Giving Day. • With support from the Senior Director, manage additional Hornet Athletics fundraising solicitation and stewardship opportunities. • In coordination with Advancement colleagues, track and coordinate prospective donor referrals from coaches, ensuring strong communication and follow up with coaches and Advancement colleagues, as appropriate. • Build and maintain a working relationship with the Athletics division, including the Athletic Director and coaches. • Coordinate regular Hornet Athletics stewardship communications. • Provide administrative support for the Hornet Golf Jamboree and other outings as applicable. • Assist in sending monthly HAA progress reports to athletic director and coaches. Qualifications: The Assistant Director will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in annual or major gift fundraising, athletics fundraising, fundraising program management, or comparable experience. In addition, the successful candidate must possess the following skills and abilities: • The ability to forge strong working relationships with others and a capacity for engaging confidence and trust among donors and professional advisors. Must be a team player. • Experience working with and leading volunteers. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • High motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact, and consistent follow-through. • Experience in higher education athletics fundraising desirable. Please include a resume and cover letter with your submission. Apply online: https://hr.kzoo.edu/assistant-associate-director-special-initiatives-and-athletics-giving/ ****** Kalamazoo College is among the 300 Best Small Employers 2023 according to Forbes (#253). Kalamazoo College is a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are committed to making an exceptional place to learn, live, and work. Kalamazoo College is committed to a sense of belonging and strives to support inclusivity. Individuals who share similar commitments are invited to apply for employment. The division of College Advancement is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and cultivating a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We aim to create a welcoming workplace that celebrates the diversity of our staff, alumni and donors. Kalamazoo College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering students a personalized, integrated undergraduate experience known as the K-Plan that interweaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with individualized research and experiential educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is one of 40 dynamic Colleges That Change Lives, a group of 40 colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative, and provide the foundation for success beyond college. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. An equal opportunity employer, Kalamazoo College is committed to equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal protection under the law. Please be invited to review our full EEO statement by visiting https://www.kzoo.edu/about/nondiscrimination-policy/. Kalamazoo College is an E-Verify participating employer. Please select Notice and Rights for more information.

Major Gift Officer (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Hiram College is seeking a Major Gift Officer. The incumbent will work to identify, cultivate, and solicit 150+ Hiram alumni and friends for major gifts of $25,000 or greater including gifts to the Annual Fund. These funds will be used to launch new initiatives and support existing and emerging campus priorities that are currently in play.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

Program Representation

  • Maintain knowledge of college policies.
  • Represent the college in a positive, professional manner while maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity, and ethically based principles while working with and within a diverse community.
  • Collaborate and communicate with fellow development officers, academic departments, senior administrators, and volunteers to accomplish shared and coordinated institutional goals while respecting organizational structures and established processes.
  • Support and participate in the operations, programming, marketing, and solicitation initiatives of other development staff as needed.
  • Willingness to travel.

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Manage caseload of 150+ major gift prospects.
  • Identify key prospects that align with funding priorities determined by the President, Vice President and Cabinet.
  • Approach prospective donors verbally, in person, and in writing about giving to Hiram College with a degree of maturity, professionalism and credibility that instills confidence among constituents.
  • Travel at minimum three to four times a fiscal year to assigned regional territories which may include accompanying the President to regional events and/or one-on-one donor meetings.
  • Work closely with the alumni relations and development staff to prioritize fundraising initiatives and programs that are most likely to build relationships amongst constituents to promote and inspire greater loyalty to the institution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrated comfort and confidence level with faculty,
  • senior administrators, trustees, prospects and donors; diplomacy and professionalism are essential.
  • Sense of initiative, sound judgment, confidence, maturity and an ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail combined with abilities to organize, prioritize, solve problems and negotiate effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of software products, specifically Word and Excel

Experience

  • Minimum of three years fundraising experience in development or related field; higher education preferred.
  • Experience with all forms of technology including internet and cell phone connectivity, and basic comfort level with social media is required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below. Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!

APPLY NOW: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/apply-for-employment 


Executive Assistant for Development and Alumni Relations (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Hiram College is seeking a full time Executive Assistant for Alumni Relations and Development. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for most internal and external constituencies on most matters pertaining to the VP of Alumni Relations and Development.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

Responsiblities and Duties

Administrative Support

  • Assist with all in-house mailings from Development and Alumni Relations (donor solicitations, events, stewardship, endowment, etc.).
  • Manage VP’s calendar, scheduling, travel and itinerary.
  • Interact with senior officers of the College, major donors and trustees on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate donor and prospect logistics and donor/prospect meeting plans. Uses discretion and good judgment in all communications, both written and oral.
  • Assist VPs needs related to preparation for BOT meetings including agenda items, presentations, packets and outreach to committee members.
  • Provide support for Board of Visitors and various resource councils including reserving facilities, arranging for necessary services, managing event responses, and preparing information for members of groups.
  • Plan logistics for individual donors/prospect and trustee campus visits and events.  Attend events as needed.
  • Prepare expense-related forms, purchase orders, payment requisitions, reconcile credit card statements.
  • Assist with donor management tasks and prospect list maintenance.
  • Enter contact reports for VP (also for President and Major Gift officers as needed).
  • Order supplies (stationary, pledge cards, reply cards, copy paper, etc.) for Bancroft

Hiram Fund

  • Categorize donor receipts and prepare acknowledgements for Hiram Fund, Athletics, etc.
  • Manage all in-house Hiram Fund and Hollinger Fund appeals including updating spreadsheets, pulling mail lists, editing letters, merging documents, ordering supplies (stationary, pledge cards, envelopes), stuffing, etc.
  • Provide support for all other Hiram Fund stewardship and marketing pieces (including email creation and delivery).

Major Gift and Planned Giving

  • Responsible for moves management for Vice President and major gift officers: move prospects through the funnel and provide tracking lists on request.
  • Draft documents for development officers including items such as travel itineraries and donor communications
  • Manage all communication concerning the endowment, at the advisement of the Vice President, including draft endowment agreements and annual donor reports
  • Track various funds such as memorial gifts and campaign progress and prepare reports as needed
  • Work collaboratively with business office to send all communication to those with planned gifts including annual annuity and pooled income fund statements.
  • Manage scholarship process from start to finish: work with business office and financial aid on awarding; coordinate student thank you notes; send communication and stewardship pieces to donors at the advisement of the Vice President. Coordinate annual event.

Alumni events (including AEB meetings)

  • Build all alumni events on web site (using Your Membership).
  • Process registrations (email, phone, mail, online) and maintain worksheet.
  • Prepare name badges and other material for event. Create event boxes and ship as needed.
  • Prepare donor notes.
  • Send confirmations and event boxes for all events.
  • Code attendees after event.
  • Larger events requiring most support include: Garfield Society, Alumni Weekend, Day with Hiram and Hollinger Hall of Fame.
  • Manage in-house mailings for alumni groups such as FOL and reunion committees
  • General updates to alumni website.
  • Email creation and delivery.

Banner Database Maintenance and Updates

  • Managing all incoming address and biographical updates which are received through emails, phone calls and regular mail.
  • Train student workers and additional support staff, as needed and determined by Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Development, to assist with simple database updates and maintenance (general updates such as address, email and phone)
  • Enter other more complex updates such as marriages, new children, employment, deceasing and linking profiles.
  • Creating new IDs for donors.
  • Manage and enter donor codes, exclusion codes, event codes, etc.

Stewardship

  • Assist in all efforts needed to create and/or send via email or mail various stewardship pieces including but not limited to prospect and trustee birthday cards, donor gifts, acknowledgment letters and scholarship communications.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Office and experience using mass email programs.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail combined with an ability to organize and prioritize projects effectively in a busy workplace.
  • Two years of appropriate office experience and a firm understanding of how to be an effective team member within office structure.
  • Previous experience in a higher education and/or development setting preferred.
  • High School diploma required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below. Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!

APPLY NOW: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/apply-for-employment 


Events and Conferencing Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Hiram College is seeking an Events and Conference Coordinator. The incumbent provides leadership and support in the planning and execution of all internal and external events held on the College’s campus.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

Program Representation

  • Maintains current knowledge of College policies.
  • Communicates well and respectfully with and within a diverse community.
  • Represents the College in a positive, professional manner.

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Networks in surrounding communities and works closely with the office of Marketing and Communications to develop marketing materials and website enhancements to enable continuous growth in conference revenue for the College.
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Events and Conferencing, works with internal and external clients to develop event objectives, ascertain client needs, and make recommendations on best utilization of College facilities and resources to achieve event goals.
  • Assists the Director in planning and executing events, as we as preparing detailed analysis after events, including insights and recommendations for future reference.
  • Upholds the excellent image and reputation of the College by following highly professional protocols for all events, maintaining positive working relationships, all while providing outstanding customer service and exemplary professionalism at all times.
  • Responds to event inquiries in a timely manner and assists the Director to provide detailed information concerning events management and services, facilities, set-up, schedules, activities, policies and procedures.

Tactical Responsibilities

  • Provides daily administrative support to all departments as it relates to events, and assists in the direction, planning, coordinating, and execution of all campus events and activities.
  • Continuously communicates with Director and event partners when schedules are updated, or changes occur and utilizes the campus event scheduling system to maintain detailed records on all events.
  • Attends various events and provides on-site support as needed.
  • Generates letters, emails, and reports when appropriate, and monitors budget regularly.
  • Processes financial documents with the Business Office and maintains office files.
  • Work some evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Maintains office supplies and monitors inventory of event supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Work collaboratively with Director to ensure event success and safety by making advance and on-site event decisions, oftentimes in high-stress, time- sensitive situations.
  • Execute problem-solving skills to solve complex event management logistics and make recommendations to the Director.
  • Must be detail-oriented with superior project management, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability and willingness to solve problems independently, and demonstrate flexibility in changing conditions.
  • Anticipate issues and recommend mitigation tactics.

Experience

1-2 years of increasingly responsible experience in

  • events management required with preference for higher education experience.
  • Experience in project planning,
  • meeting deadlines, adherence to schedules, communication, and follow-up with stakeholders and partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team environment to analyze and respond to requests, issues, and challenges as they arise.

Education

High School Diploma required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below. Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!

APPLY NOW: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/apply-for-employment 


Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Hiram College is seeking a Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving. The incumbent works collaboratively with colleagues across campus to secure external funds from various sources: public and private foundations, corporate giving programs, and assists the grants office as needed with securing grants from state, governmental, and other agencies. Incoming funds are used to launch and/or support new and ongoing campus priorities.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Identify key corporate and foundation prospects that align with funding priorities.
  • Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of significant corporate and foundation funding proposals in support of funding priorities and/or invited requests for proposals (RFPs).
  • Approach prospective funding entities verbally, in person, and in writing about giving to Hiram College with a degree of maturity, professionalism, and credibility that instills confidence among constituents.
  • Strengthen ties between the College and representatives of foundations and corporations through personal and facilitated interaction.
  • Work closely with the President and Senior Cabinet members to prioritize fundraising initiatives and programs that are most likely to attract corporate and foundation support.
  • Communicate and implement program strategies in ways that support institutional goals and fundraising priorities.
  • Maintain and report project status and statistics regularly and accurately to the President and senior cabinet members. May occasionally be asked to report out to Board of Trustees and/or sub-committees of the Board.
  • Oversee appropriate handling and processing of all foundation and corporation gift agreements.
  • Collaborate and communicate with development officers to accomplish coordinated institutional goals.
  • Interact with and respond promptly, professionally, and accurately to requests for information from internal and external constituents.
  • Respond promptly and effectively to requests for information within College and office guidelines.
  • Maintain current knowledge of College policies.
  • Operate within established departmental budget.
  • Represent the College in a positive, professional manner while maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity, and ethically based principles while working with and within a diverse community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; demonstrated ability to transform ideas into a compelling case for support (verbally & in writing)
  • Demonstrated comfort & confidence level with faculty, senior administrators, prospects and donors; diplomacy and professionalism are essential.
  • Sense of initiative, sound judgment, confidence, maturity and an ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail combined with abilities to organize, prioritize, solve.
  • Problems, and negotiate effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Willingness to receive constructive criticism and ability to offer it during group writing process.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines that sometime necessitate evening and weekend efforts.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in corporate and foundation fundraising with a demonstrated track record of closing significant gifts and grants.
  • Experience with applicable laws, regulations, and professional standards governing corporate and foundation grant-making.
  • Ability to structure innovative public-private partnership agreements, assist the grants office with writing grants, and edit work of others.
  • Experience with word processing, Excel, and Banner highly desirable.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below. Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!

APPLY NOW: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/apply-for-employment 


Alumni Database Specialist (FULL TIME)

Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Hiram College is seeking an Alumni Database Specialist. The incumbent will support efforts of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations as it works to meet institutional goals through education, fundraising, engagement and outreach of the College’s alumni, parents, and friends.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds with an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and online.

Program Representation

  • Maintains current knowledge of College policies.
  • Communicates well and respectfully with and within a diverse community.
  • Represents the College in a positive, professional manner while maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and ethically-based principles.
  • Maintains high level of collaboration and communication with department members and other offices to ensure smooth operations.
  • Interacts with and responds promptly, professionally and accurately to requests for information from internal and external constituents.
  • Positions the College, communicates and implements program strategies in ways that support institutional goals and fundraising priorities and without bias towards specific departments.
  • Works effectively and collegially with other faculty and staff members.

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Strengthens ties between alumni, friends, parents, student leaders and the College.
  • Works with the director of prospect research and other department staff to prioritize projects in ways that support the overall mission of the College, raise visibility of the College, increase numbers of alumni and friends who are engaged with the College, and improve development success.
  • Considers both short- and long-term implications and benefits of decision-making.

Tactical Responsibilities

  • Updates and maintains the most current data for all constituent records.
  • Assist department staff with data entry and constituent coding as required.
  • Analyze data processes for quality improvement purposes.
  • Prepare data for reporting, meetings, and presentations.
  • Ensure data management procedures adhere to strict confidentiality practices.
  • Utilize Portal reports to create spreadsheets to track specific constituent information.
  • Verify outdated data and make any necessary changes to records.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Responds promptly and effectively to requests for information and within College and office guidelines.
  • Notifies director of prospect research of concerns, inquiries, and issues requiring special attention.
  • Provide clerical support to the executive assistant of development and alumni relations as needed for meeting and event preparations like nametags, handouts, sign in sheets, etc.
  • Works within departmental budget.
  • Assist department staff with large mailings to constituents by stuffing envelopes for solicitations, invitations, and informational pieces.
  • Operate common office equipment, like scanners and printers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Windows required.
  • Familiarity with SCT Banner database and
  • website content management software programs preferred.

Experience and Education

  • 2 years of experience in related field required.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • High School diploma required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply below. Please send a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!

APPLY NOW: https://hiram.wufoo.com/forms/apply-for-employment 


Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Ashland University | Ashland, OH | Posted August 22, 2023

Position Summary The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the development, management and integration of programs that engage and build relationships with alumni and all other constituents of Ashland University to increase donors. The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the strategic vision, leadership and development of a comprehensive annual giving program, with direct focus on alumni participation, donor retention, and targeted acquisition. The Director of Annual Giving needs to be a creative self-starter with effective communication skills and can present to University executives as well as student groups. They will need to understand the important synergy between alumni engagement and annual giving, develop programs and events that leverage both teams, and expand the Ashland University donor base through those programs. The Director of Annual Giving plays a pivotal role in accelerating growth in alumni and annual giving; creates and leads a unified strategy and outreach effort to create a stronger level of engagement among University alumni and constituents; designs, leads, and directs the development of annual goals and objectives, operating plans and budgets, staffing, and volunteer program management for the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving programs. The Director of Annual Giving will plan, execute, and analyze the success of solicitations throughout the fiscal year. This person will plan, execute and analyze the plans for the following areas in coordination with area leaders (including but not limited to): Annual Giving, University Colleges, Athletics, Student Support. These solicitation efforts will build a diverse base of support for the university. They will work with department managers to maximize the needs of the department and the resources of the Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement Offices. Position Essential Functions -Develop the strategy and execute direct mail, email, online crowdfunding, and phonathon campaigns each fiscal year. -Planning, developing and monitoring the annual giving budget to ensure maximum cost-benefit ratio is accomplished in conjunction with effective communication and compelling solicitation. -Identifying all audiences and segmentation per campaign -Plan and work in coordination with university partners for marketing of all campaigns -Develop the strategy and analyze annual progress of consecutive year donors, LYBUNT retention rates, SYBUNT recapture rates, and new donors acquisition rates. Develop the strategy for any audience based giving programs such as Young Alumni Donors. -Develop all yearly solicitation plans and goal setting for Annual Giving Priorities (including but not limited to): -The Ashland Fund -The Provost Fund -Student Emergency Fund -Annual Student Scholarships -Athletic Giving -Execute all solicitations which include but are not limited to: -Crowdfunding Campaigns -Direct Mail Solicitation -Email Solicitations -Phone Solicitations -Personal Visits -Develop the strategy and maintain, with the Alumni Programming team and University Marketing, the Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement yearly communication plan, as well as the Institutional Advancement communication plan and analyze results of each communication campaign -Including but not limited to: direct mail, email, social media communications -Including all segments of donors/ alumni/ and other constituents -Evaluating reports and projections to ensure department planning is data driven and meets overall IA department goals and strategies. -Maintain a portfolio of donors and/or potential donors. Personal visits, phone calls, and stewardship to our leadership giving donors, and highly engaged alumni. -President’s Circle Members -AUAA Board of Directors -Develop the strategy and in coordination with coaches and the Athletic Director, plan for athletic giving strategies, including team donor clubs, general fundraising, and engagement events. -Oversee the Call Center and the Assistant Director’s execution of a engagement/solicitation student calling program. -Oversee the Philanthropy Committee of the AUAA Board of Directors. -Execute at least one Alumni Engagement Volunteer Program with the assistance of the Assistant Director and Office of Undergraduate Admissions (ACE). -Contribute to the planning and execution of all Alumni Programming Events as required by the team. -Pursue any new initiatives brought forth to the department by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Required Qualifications -Knowledge of higher education fundraising practices and at least three years of work experience in office settings with responsibility over budgets and program development and implementation preferred -Bachelor’s degree from accredited university required Required Skills -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Possess strong organization and time management skills -Significant demonstrated experience and management skills to provide leadership -High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills -Computer proficiency include MS Office, G Suite, and ability to learn new software -Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with peers, supervisors, and students

Assistant/Associate Director of Reunion and Class Giving (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville , OH | Posted August 21, 2023

Full posting and application information available at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/4463

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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.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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 highlevel donors.

● Manage Volunteer Network Fundraising (VNF), the web-based volunteer portal, to assign prospects to volunteers and track outreach activities accordingly for each class o 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 team 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). Perform other duties as assigned.


Assistant to the Director, Annual Fund (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville , OH | Posted August 21, 2023

Full posting and application information available at https://employment.denison.edu/postings/4461

About Denison ... https://denison.edu/campus/about

This is a full-time hourly position, 35 hours per week; office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Occasional night and weekend work, including but not limited to Reunion Weekend and Big Red Weekend.

Support fundraising programs and initiatives that are focused on growing the Annual Fund’s revenue and alumni participation, working collaboratively with the Annual Fund team. Assist in managing all aspects of the Annual Fund office including student workers, supply inventory oversight, office and staff expenses, Annual Fund budget, data and report compilation and other projects as needed.

  • Program and Office Support: 70%
Provide administrative support to the Director of the Annual Fund and members of the Annual Fund team, including: managing day-to-day office needs, maintaining calendars, manage office supply and promo item inventory through tracking of use and collaborating with Annual Fund staff and campus partners as needed to replenish inventory, and serving as a point of contact for phone calls from alumni, parents, and friends. Schedule meeting rooms, housing, meals, and transportation as necessary for volunteers and/or Annual Fund staff. Provide support for any events that may be planned by securing spaces on and off campus, ordering catering, submitting facilities requests, etc. Maintain the following calendars: Annual Fund, IA-All, IA-Out of Office and Director of the Annual Fund. Hire and supervise Annual Fund student employees. Assist with on-boarding and orientation of new staff members on the Annual Fund team. Provide support for broad-based solicitation efforts by assisting with the production and distribution of Direct Mail pieces while maintaining an inventory of letterhead, envelopes, BREs, and other supplies. Execute email appeals and other communications through email software.
  • Reporting/Budgetary/Statistical support: 20%
Maintain and compile statistical data and reports on the program using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT database. Prepare monthly reports and letters, and provide statistical information to staff and volunteers as requested. Assist the Director with preparing regular Annual Fund Chair Reports, letters to Donors and other stewardship activities as requested. Create presentation materials, and correspondence with volunteers, alumni, staff, vendors, and peer schools. Create and/or review external reports, charts, remarks, correspondence, and presentations and distribute, as necessary, for the Director. Run reports to maintain and prevent data inconsistencies. Submit Annual Fund purchase order request and invoices for payment through the e-procurement system. Reconcile Annual Fund staff and office monthly expenses. Monitor and provide reports on budgets. Manage the Annual Fund budget and submit budget transfer requests and journal entries to the Controller’s office as needed. Maintain files of contracts with outside vendors and ensure that scopes of work are current and updated as needed.
  • Customer Service Responsibilities: 10%
Provide frontline 800-line service, including answering calls and following up on alumni requests and concerns, as part of the administrative team. Respond to 800-line voice mail and e-mail on a rotating schedule. Assist team in answering other staff lines.
Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Manager of Business Partnerships (FULL TIME)

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) | Columbus, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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About the job

Are you passionate about connecting talented students with career opportunities in corporate Ohio that will shape the future of Ohio? Do you thrive on building meaningful partnerships between educational institutions and businesses? If so, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) has an exciting opportunity for you to make a significant impact in the newly created position of Manager of Business Partnerships!

Position Summary

The position of Manager of Business Partnerships will play a pivotal role in promoting and coordinating the efforts and programming under the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) strategic theme of Talent for Ohio. The Manager will have two key audiences. First, students and campus career center staff, and second, human resources and talent acquisition professionals working in Ohio corporations and businesses. Your primary objective will be to foster connections and collaborations between OFIC students and Ohio employers, helping to shape a strong talent pipeline for the state.

This full-time position (40 hours/week), reporting directly to the President of OFIC, offers an exciting opportunity to make a difference. Initially, you will work on-site but, after an onboarding period, remote work may be possible, with an expectation of residing in Ohio and actively participating in OFIC events and staff activities, typically held in central Ohio.

Salary: $45,000/yr - $55,000/yr

Responsibilities

  • Foster Student Engagement: Visit OFIC's 33-member campuses to engage with students and select campus offices (i.e., the career center and financial aid), raising awareness of OFIC and encouraging participation in our career events and the exploration of internships and jobs with Ohio businesses.
  • Establish Corporate Partnerships: Reach out to talent acquisition and HR professionals at select Ohio businesses to establish partnerships, promote career opportunities, and showcase the talent pool of OFIC students and graduates. This work will be in collaboration with OFIC Regional VPs of Development and other OFIC staff colleagues.
  • Coordinate Career Expos and Fairs: Collaborate with OFIC staff to manage both virtual and in-person career expos and fairs. This includes planning and outreach to employers and students. Event logistics will be supported by the OFIC Scholarship, Events, and Administration Coordinator.
  • Cultivate Relationships: Develop and maintain strong and strategic relationships with key stakeholders, including campus administrators, Ohio’s business community, and OFIC team members and trustees.
  • Stay Informed: Conduct research and engage in discussions with career center staff at member campuses to gather insights into emerging trends and best practices in talent acquisition and career development. Utilize this information to enhance OFIC’s programs and services.
  • Deliver Engaging Presentations: Develop and deliver informative presentations and workshops to students, staff, and employers about OFIC’s career-readiness tools and related topics.
  • Measures of Success: Responsible for tracking activities and reports through the OFIC database, Kaleidoscope, and determining measurements of success in conjunction with supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred: A degree in a relevant field, such as business, human resources, marketing, or communications is preferred. Relevant experience may be considered as a substitution.
  • Prior Experience: At least two years of experience in promoting involvement and participation among college-age students is essential. Experience in career development, talent acquisition, sales, or marketing within a business or campus setting will be advantageous.
  • Familiarity with Ohio Independent, Private Higher Education: Knowledge of and experience with this higher ed sector in Ohio is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or other multi-function email/calendar platform) are necessary. Familiarity with Salesforce, Raiser's Edge NXT, or other CRM databases is a preferred asset.
  • Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are vital for managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Team Player: Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Exceptional Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate a professional demeanor while communicating in person, via virtual platforms (Zoom/MS Teams), over the phone, via email, or through letters.
  • Travel Flexibility: Frequent travel within Ohio is required, with occasional overnight travel. A valid driver's license is necessary and all business-related travel will be reimbursed.

Director of Development (FULL TIME)

Otterbein University | Westerville, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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DESCRIPTION

Otterbein University seeks a Director of Development in the Division of Institutional Advancement and reports to the Senior Director of Development.   

Our team is growing!  Institutional Advancement is an exciting, fast-moving, and growing division at Otterbein University.   

We seek the best and brightest talents to join our team and become a member of the Cardinal community as we prepare for important initiatives in the near future.   We invite you to apply now

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Director of Development is a full-time, exempt position responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating a development plan for an assigned pool of donors and potential donors.  The Director of Development will help to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit support from individuals, alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and others to fund immediate and long-term goals of the university. 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the officer is responsible for understanding the needs and interests of major donors and potential donors in order to develop relationships between them and the University, resulting in support for the institution. The Director of Development is required to travel within Ohio and on occasion outside of Ohio. 

The Director of Development will oversee key annual programs tied to philanthropy and building the major gift pipeline. An example is the leadership donor recognition programs. The focus will be to grow the program by increasing donors and memberships through annual efforts such as the Otterbein Fund Scholarship program and other programs. 

Occasional travel, evening and weekend work is expected. 

SALARY: $57,000 - $60, 000


BENEFITS AT OTTERBEIN 

Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package including:  

  • Accrue 4 weeks paid vacation and 10 days paid sick time per year  

  • 11 paid holidays plus bonus days (including Christmas Eve through New Year's Day)  

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance to you, dependents or domestic partner  

  • Defined contribution retirement plan  

  • Tuition benefit for employees and their dependents  

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

  • and much more 

  

Explore our open positions in Institutional Advancement and apply to join our talented, collaborative, and innovative team. 

QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS and MISSION CRITICAL COMPETENCIES 

  • Extremely important are the knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive giving society acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation events and programs for the University's major donors. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.  

  • The candidate must be able to generate creative solutions for soliciting and stewarding donors.  This requires an ability to think strategically about donor engagement. Excellent social skills, with large groups as well as with individuals, is required. 

  • Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities. It is necessary for the candidate to possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Being detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, is essential, as well as adept at problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact. 

  • The Director of Development interacts on behalf of the University with all of the University’s various constituencies. Must display a high level of maturity and personal integrity and ability to understand, develop, and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, colleagues, and senior management. 

 

  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising, including a basic understanding of planned giving; ability to see and understand the objectives of development and individual giving, as well as, the Institutional Advancement division, and to integrate goals with those objectives; ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans; ability to articulate the case for support so that individuals accept the institution’s goals. 

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 

  •  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required 

  •  Minimum of 2 years of non-profit fundraising experience with a preference for higher education.  

  • Candidates must have documented success at securing gifts of $25,000 or larger.   

  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 

 

Position details available upon request. Please contact Human Resources at 614-823-1805. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

APPLICATION: To apply, complete the on-line application including three references, a cover letter and resume.  Applications preferred by June 15th but will continue to be received until position has been filled.

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: Human Resources

Explore open positions in the Division of Institutional Advancement and apply to join our talented, collaborative, and innovative team.

 


Prospect Strategy and Research Analyst (FULL TIME)

Otterbein University | Westerville, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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DESCRIPTION

Otterbein University seeks a Prospect Strategy and Research Analyst in the Division of Institutional Advancement who reports to the Executive Director Advancement Services.

Our team is growing! Institutional Advancement is an exciting, fast-moving, and growing division at Otterbein University.

We seek the best and brightest talents to join our team and become a member of the Cardinal community as we prepare for important initiatives in the near future. We invite you to apply now.

The Prospect Strategy and Research Analyst is a full-time, exempt position, responsible for providing leadership in research of prospects, portfolio hygiene and development, and serves as lead on data improvement projects.  This key role supports the development of pipelines for securing six figure gifts, analysis of current donors, making recommendations on strategies for new prospects, and strategies for initiating new opportunities.   

 
SALARY:  $50,000 - 53,000

BENEFITS AT OTTERBEIN 

Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Accrue 4 weeks paid vacation and 10 days paid sick time per year

  • 11 paid holidays plus bonus days (including Christmas Eve through New Year's Day)

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance to you, dependents or domestic partner

  • Defined contribution retirement plan

  • Tuition benefit for employees and their dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • and much more

 

Explore our open positions in Institutional Advancement and apply to join our talented, collaborative, and innovative team.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of two years of successful in prospect research or related field 

  • Experience with LexisNexis, Donor Search, or Iwave preferred 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, web-based research skills, and social media networks 

 

QUALIFICATIONS and MISSION CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Demonstrates active listening skills

  • Tailors written and oral presentations to effectively reach intended audience

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

  • Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of actions

  • Readily re-adjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing demands

 

INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM

  • Conveys a command of relevant concepts 

  • Demonstrates respect for all employees and customers. Fosters honest, fair, and open communication

 

INITIATIVE:

  • Seeks opportunities to improve, streamline, reinvent work processes as a means to improve the organization's performance and effectiveness

  • Thinks expansively by combining ideas in unique ways or making connections between disparate ideas

  • Targets important areas for innovation and develops solutions that address meaningful work issues

  • Adapts best practices and processes to the department

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Respects confidentiality of information

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done

Position details available upon request. Please contact Human Resources at 614-823-1805.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

APPLICATION: To apply, complete the on-line application including three references, a cover letter and resume.  Applications preferred by June 15th but will continue to be received until position has been filled.

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: Human Resources

 

Explore open positions in the Division of Institutional Advancement and apply to join our talented, collaborative, and innovative team.

 


Walsh Fund Manager (FULL TIME)

Walsh University | North Canton, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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Position Summary

Located in the Office of Philanthropy, the Walsh Fund Manager is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating fundraising plans to meet Walsh Fund (WF) annual giving goals; overseeing WF solicitations across all channels (print, email, social media, phone, in-person, etc); and managing all WF operations and budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate the planning, execution, and evaluation of all aspects of the annual giving program to achieve yearly goals for the WF; develop and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of WF donors. Plan and execute WF events. Create, execute, and evaluate a 12-month calendar for the campaign.
  • Create content for WF activities across a wide range of platforms (print, social media, email, online giving platforms, etc.). Work with University Marketing as well as external vendors to produce and distribute messaging, donor solicitations, and collateral materials.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external constituents to build support for Walsh University.
  • Analyze and use data relative to WF outcomes to create strategies and solutions to enhance the program. Manage budget, coordinate mailings, and oversee WF logistical operations.
  • Serve as back-up to gift entry and data team. When needed, enter gifts, update donor records, and assist with upkeep of the donor database.
  • Provide support at campus events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Must understand and support the Mission, Vision and Code of Ethical Conduct of Walsh University, as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and possess the following:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Skills and abilities:

  • At least two years of experience in fundraising or related field, with preference given to those with annual giving and higher education experience.
  • Highly organized, creative, and collaborative; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to track and analyze data and excellent organizational skills required.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills required; social media and digital communication experience preferred.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiency required.
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

  • Mobility to work in standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including extensive use of a computer and keyboard
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Gross and fine manipulation
  • Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen
  • Hearing and speech to verbally express information or instructions

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a completed online application and any additional documents requested by the search/interview committee. This may include resume, unofficial transcripts, etc.

About Walsh University

Walsh University is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and passionate individual who is enthusiastic about the environment found on a private, values based, Catholic liberal arts campus. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University. Walsh University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.


Major Gift Officer (FULL TIME)

The College of Wooster | Wooster, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Major Gifts Officer is a senior development officer assigned to high level prospective donors to The College of Wooster. This position's primary focus is identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high-level prospective donors who have the capacity to make major and transformative gifts to the College. The individual will serve as a visible frontline fundraiser and manage a portfolio of 100-125 individuals who have the capacity to give $50,000 or more. This position develops strategy as well as conducts the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives for the individuals assigned. The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with the Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Development, the President, Provost, Vice Presidents, the Deans and other key academic leaders to set short and long-term donor-centric strategies and develop initiatives to advance each potential donor's meaningful connection to the College to set the stage for solicitations that match college priorities.

ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Travel bi-weekly to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit outright and deferred major gifts.
  • Prepare written proposals, informational materials, gift illustrations, and other materials to secure major gifts. Coordinate the participation of administrators, academic leaders, volunteers, and development staff in major gift fundraising activities.
  • Provide stewardship to assigned major donor prospects by working with the Stewardship team to prepare endowment agreements, special reports to donors on the use of their funds, and recognition activities.
  • Develop and manage a budget for outreach, travel and cultivation activities in assigned region.
  • Work with annual giving staff to ensure a pipeline between annual giving donors and major donors, passing on suggestions to other staff and taking on assignments of donors at their suggestion.
  • Coordinate donor visits and events with college representatives, including the President, and faculty and students when appropriate. Facilitate and participate in donor visits with College representatives. Prepare donor briefings and cultivation strategies.
  • Attend all, major on-campus alumni events; participate in regional events, often in partnership with other campus staff, including the Alumni & Family Engagement, designed to engage donors and prospective donors in the College.
  • Maintain professional connections in and knowledge of the field through conference and college visits.

 


Requirements:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree required and a minimum of 3-5 years major gift or related experience. Experience in higher education development or non-profit setting preferred.  Must have a demonstrated record of fund-raising success.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Ability and willingness to travel and attend meetings and functions at various hours as required.
  2. Ability to work closely and congenially with volunteers and with members of the College's administration and faculty.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  4. Ability to be flexible in working in a fast-paced environment with numerous deadlines and pressures.
  5. Ability to use technology to prepare reports and other written documents using word processing, spreadsheets, and the data base.

ABILITIES:

  • Must be a team player who can balance multiple tasks with accuracy to details and be able to meet deadlines; must be able and willing to travel on occasion and work some nights and weekends as needed; must uphold professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.                                         
  • Ability to articulate the characteristics of an independent liberal arts education, and to make a compelling case for support of The College of Wooster.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the U.S.
  • Commitment to CoW's mission, vision and values and demonstrated ability to create and sustain an organizational climate based on inclusion, social justice, and equity.


Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

 


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.


Development Officer Specialist (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

 
Job Description

This posting is for a full-time, 12-month, exempt position. The Development Officer Specialist will build and manage a portfolio of individuals who have the financial capacity to make gifts to the University primarily of $5,000-$25,000, to support strategic fundraising priorities for endowment, capital, annual, and programmatic projects. This individual will develop an annual plan through discovery work - often done virtually in the initial phases - to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, and friends to support campaign priorities and funding needs of the university. It is expected that this gift officer will be having 15-20 meaningful contacts with potential donors monthly.

The Development Officer Specialist will manage a personal portfolio of approximately 150 prospective households. S/he will utilize staff and departmental resources to engage prospects who can become involved with the University philanthropically as well as potentially assist UF in other advancement initiatives. S/he will also have an assignment to serve as a liaison with a college and dean to assist them in identifying and cultivating donors for their college priorities.

Essential Functions

This position requires regular, predictable, reliable attendance in the office environment.

1.    Implements and executes strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for gifts to support the University with an emphasis on soliciting gifts at the leadership giving level and above.
2.    Promotes giving initiatives according to University and campaign priorities.
3.    Manages a portfolio of prospects through an active schedule of online and in-person interactions, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
4.    Builds relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities.
5.    Submits gifts for processing.
6.    Works well with other development officers and the advancement team to monitor the status of the qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects to build a pipeline toward major gifts.
7.    Writes and edits communication materials directed at donors.
8.    Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
9.    Maintains information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in Raisers Edge / NXT. Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of UF.
10.    May travel to meet with donors as needed.
11.    Performs related responsibilities as required.
12.    Perform all other duties deemed appropriate for the position. 

In addition to the duties outlined above, the DOS may be required to:

1.    Meet division metrics for individual and team fundraising, visit preparation, qualification, contact reports, visits, referrals, and accurate coding using the CRM system.
2.    Represent the department, school/unit, division, or University at internal and external events.
3.    Lead team projects, moves management, metrics, and data analysis for program evaluation.

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

Competencies
1.    Willingness to ask individuals to donate to the University of Findlay.
2.    Collaboration Skills.
3.    Persuasive Presentation Skills.
4.    Communication Proficiency.
5.    Integrity.
6.    Flexibility.
7.    Organizational Skills.
8.    Performance Management.
9.    Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
10.    Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms as part of the essential functions of this job.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time 12-month position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional work of evenings and weekends, particularly around major UF events.

Travel
A valid US driver's license with a safe driving record is required, and the ability to travel 5 to 10 days a month.  Some evening and weekend work, and some overnight travel are expectations of this position.

Required Education and Experience

1.    Associate's degree.
2.    Two years of experience in higher education, development, fundraising, healthcare, or related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

1.    Successful candidates will possess experience closing gifts between $1,000-$25,000 from prospects.
2.    Prior experience working with comprehensive campaigns, alumni engagement, or in a university setting.
3.    Marketing experience with skills in acquiring and retaining donors and/or clients. 
4.    Experience working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, cloud-based platforms, database and project management software, and CRM systems.
5.    An aptitude for mastering new software, applications, and technologies.
6.    Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, the ability to work with ambiguity, navigate a complex work environment, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
7.    The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively to achieve goals with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.
8.    Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as effective presentation skills.
9.    Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.
10.    Possess a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality with sound judgment and discretion.

For optimal consideration of your applicant file, faculty applications must include a cover letter; current Resume or Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the contact information for three professional references with your application. Staff applications must include a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter with your application.

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.

It is the policy of The University of Findlay to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The University prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

Director of Data Services (Office of Philanthropy) (FULL TIME)

Walsh University | North Canton, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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Position Summary

The Director is a data-driven professional with a proven background in leading advancement operations related to data analytics, campaign reporting, prospect strategy and research, gift reporting and processing, records and fund management, and utilization of the department’s CRM platform. The Director is expected to assure high standards of quality, consistency, and accuracy of alumni, donor, and prospect-related information. Further, acts as the department expert on formulating data-driven solutions, advancement technologies and best practices related to fundraising operations, prospect development and campaign planning.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The primary focus will be the oversight and direction of the department’s information technology services, gift processing and prospect research, records management, program analysis and reporting. Serves as the team leader for the organization’s efforts to understand its constituent data by guiding analysis and segmentation efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Lead and supervise data services for the Office of Advancement, ensuring data integrity, timely gift/pledge/acknowledgment processing, data mining and analytics, and accurate and complete report generation
  • Serve as liaison between Office of Advancement and IT, as well as outside vendors providing software applications
  • Coordinate, oversee and manage contract negotiations with outside vendors for departmental software needs
  • Serve as point of contact for Finance Office and other campus departments to ensure effective and streamlined processes across the organization
  • Work with VP of Philanthropy to prepare all fundraising data required to report to the Board of Trustees
  • Lead prospect research functions include:
    • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for prospect research
    • Identify and recommend potential prospects
    • Research prospects and make recommendations for potential major gift, annual fund, and/or corporate/foundation donors
    • Prepare prospect profiles to appropriate gift officer or university representative
  • Ensure all documentation regarding data processing procedures is current and up-to-date and that data processing and storage is in accordance with Federal and State regulations, university policies, CASE standards and best practices
  • Prepare survey responses relative to alumni and donor fundraising for VSE reporting
  • Maintain and confirm accuracy of data for other external publications and the university Fact Book
  • Guide and direct staff through training, processing, and handling of data within the department ERP and CRM
  • Work with department and other campus units to facilitate solicitations including the generation of targeted lists and the coordination, printing and response-data for email and mail campaigns
  • Other duties as assigned or required

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Must understand and support the Mission, Vision and Code of Ethical Conduct of Walsh University, as a Catholic higher education university as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and possess the following:

Education:Bachelor’s degree with minimum of five years of experience in related field is required

Work Experience: Previous experience working with CRM systems, Excel, databases in Advancement/Philanthropy Services

Skills and abilities:

  • Proficiency in working with databases, CRM systems, reporting tools and Microsoft Office products (especially Excel, Word and Outlook) with the ability to adapt to new programs and software
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Advancement Services as a functional area, including gift processing, donor stewardship, customer service, prospect management, information security and data maintenance
  • Excellent communication, writing and collaboration skills with a commitment to continuous improvement

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

 

  • Mobility to work in standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including extensive use of a computer and keyboard
  • Sitting for prolonged periods of time
  • Gross and fine manipulation
  • Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen
  • Hearing and speech to verbally express information or instructions

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a completed online application and any additional documents requested by the search/interview committee. This may include resume, unofficial transcripts, etc.

About Walsh University

Walsh University is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and passionate individual who is enthusiastic about the environment found on a private, values based, Catholic liberal arts campus. Walsh University believes in the desirability of a small university that promotes academic excellence, a diverse community and close student-teacher interactions. A commitment to the Judeo Christian tradition, diversity and service learning are critical to the mission of Walsh University. Walsh University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

The College of Wooster | Wooster, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

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About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving works as part of a team to secure financial support for College through philanthropic efforts. The individual will be responsible for managing a portfolio of donors with a particular focus on building and cultivating a pipeline of donors to encourage increased philanthropic support at a leadership level ($3,000+) from Wooster alumni, families, and friends.

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving position will oversee programmatic responsibilities related to the Annual Giving department, including our annual Giving Days for our annual fund and the annual athletics fund. The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser with demonstrated ability in fundraising, program management, communications, and teamwork.

ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement, and execute solicitation strategies for a portfolio of donors and prospective donors with an emphasis on securing unrestricted support for The Wooster Fund. The strategies will include soliciting, closing, and stewarding mid-level gifts. Solicitation activities are primarily focused on personal visits and substantial contacts.
  • Develop and implement an annual comprehensive plan with the overall goal to build and cultivate relationships, increase donor retention, provide meaningful engagement, and move donors through the pipeline.
  • Develop and execute cutting-edge annual giving days for the department. Create exciting and engaging content to gain donors and share the mission of The Wooster Fund. Develop and foster cross-campus partnerships to further strengthen the mission and messaging of case of philanthropic support.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight for other annual giving related programs within the department such managing monthly donors, stewardship and donor relations and retention. These programs are designed to establish and build relationships with our alumni, family, and friends to increase donor retention, provide meaningful engagement, and move donors through the pipeline.
  • Oversight can include partnering with Alumni and Family engagement to manage volunteers, Partnering with Advancement Services to implement a donor-centric and personalized stewardship process, and partnering with a variety of campus partners such as APEX, Athletics, and Campus Life for events.
  • Assist with major alumni relations and annual giving events including Commencement/Reunion Weekend, volunteer summits, giving days and others.

 


Requirements:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • One 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

 


Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

 


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.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship Manager (FULL TIME)

University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted August 10, 2023

Job Description

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This posting is for a full-time, 12-month, 40 hours per week, exempt position. This position develops and maintains a portfolio of 150 leadership annual giving prospects. This position will work hand in hand with the Director of Annual Giving to create and implement a strategy and plan that will develop a strong base of annual giving supporters with an emphasis on President’s Leadership Society members. Provide leadership with the Scholarship Luncheon, Day of Giving, Thank a Donor Day, Giving Tuesday and the President’s Leadership Society while working with the Advancement Team to identify volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities. This position will also work closely with financial aid and the colleges and departments that disperse financial awards from endowments and scholarships. Other responsibilities include management of students, the Graduating Class Gift program, and to engage UF supporters through a variety of communication channels.


Essential Functions


This position requires regular, predictable, reliable attendance in the office environment.

 

1.    Minimum of 120 face to face visits (10 per month) and 30 asks with strategic efforts in mind focused on leadership annual giving. Annual efforts and goals will be set to increase President’s Leadership Society.
2.    Manage and execute the student philanthropy campaign, Graduating Class Gift, aimed at graduating seniors that fosters a culture of giving through a series of educational events, service opportunities, and fundraising activities.
3.    Recruit, hire and train University of Findlay student development officers and lead the student organization, university advancement ambassadors.
4.    Work with the Director of Annual Giving to plan and facilitate giving day events such as Giving Tuesday, Day of Giving and the President’s Leadership Society. 
5.    Manage high-profile donor-related stewardship events including: Scholarship Luncheon and Thank a Donor Day with assistance from the Annual Giving and The Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents & Friends Specialist.
6.    Work with the Director of Annual Giving to plan and implement annual stewardship and cultivation plans, additional special campaigns aimed at increasing alumni participation and retention.
7.    Establish and manage an integrated donor relations and stewardship plan that includes tracking processes regarding acknowledgment, donor recognition, endowed funds, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current major donors to enhance their relationship with UF.
8.    Manage the day to day endowment stewardship process, including but not limited to: collaborating with gift officers on endowment proposals, gift agreements and reports, setting up and maintaining records in Raiser’s Edge, properly stewarding donors and answering donor questions.
9.    Work closely with the Office of Financial Aid and college deans, among other campus constituencies to ensure that endowed funds are being properly spent and stewarded through the preparation of annual endowment reports for internal and external constituencies.
10.    Maintain relationships with internal and external partners to develop digital and printed pieces for annual giving campaigns and to maintain online giving platforms. 
11.    Manage and execute annual giving campaigns while serving as a liaison for on and off campus partners and groups, including regional events, Homecoming and Commencement Weekend. 
12.    Perform all other duties deemed appropriate for the position.
 

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

Competencies
1.    Willingness to ask individuals to donate to the University of Findlay
2.    Knowledge of social media platforms.
3.    Integrity.
4.    Attention to detail.
5.    Collaboration Skills.
6.    Leadership Skills.
7.    High level of communication.
8.    Flexibility.
9.    Strategic.
10.    Ability to think outside the box.
 

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
 

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 
 

Physical Demands
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 
 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time 12-month position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend work is required
 

Travel
Some nights and weekends may be required.  Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, and safe driving record.
 

Required Education and Experience
1.    Bachelor’s degree.
2.    Two years of relevant experience.
3.    Working knowledge of computers and computer software programs. 


Preferred Education and Experience:
1.    Three years of relevant experience.
2.    Experience with Blackbaud's Raiser Edge or other relevant CRM software. 
3.    Experience in development and higher education or other non-profit.

 

For optimal consideration of your applicant file, faculty applications must include a cover letter; current Resume or Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the contact information for three professional references with your application. Staff applications must include a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter with your application.

 

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.


Annual Giving Coordinator (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted August 7, 2023

Under the division of University Advancement, Capital University is seeking a collaborative and motivated individual who will work within the Annual Giving department to promote and advance Capital in regard to growing connections with alumni and friends of the university. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving Programs, this individual will manage and contribute to mass annual giving projects, some cross-collaborative work with alumni engagement, and ultimately assist with soliciting prospects for unrestricted gifts to the university. To apply and for more details, please visit https://capital.applicantpro.com/jobs/3004435 Responsibilities: - Serve as the manager for the university's texting and calling program to provide leadership to its team of student workers, including hiring/scheduling/training of employees as well as managing prospect inventory, call scheduling, and reporting on activity. - Coordinate with Advancement Services to manage print correspondence for Annual Giving activity (pledge packets, acknowledgment fulfillment, stewardship communication). - Use Raiser's Edge and NetCommunity to identify and select target populations, produce emails directed to alumni and friends for purposes of solicitation, event-related marketing, and promoting other projects within University Advancement. - Maintain and update content on Engage and student-facing platforms to reflect current events for Student Philanthropy Awareness. - Partner with Alumni Engagement to create personalized stewardship including print, email, and event-based efforts. - Ensures all micro-campaigns and volunteer initiatives are in service of the University's funding priorities and broader campaign goals.

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.