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Why OHIO?

Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian foothills, Ohio University's majestic campus is steeped in more than 200 years of history. The University and the Athens, Ohio, community is filled with individuals  who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world.

The Division of Advancement is a wonderful place to work because your experience will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where customer service and diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

We are The Promise. We are Ohio University. Join Us.



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Employment Opportunities

Director of Development, College of Fine Arts

Development

Ohio University's College of Fine Arts is a vibrant community of artists, art educators, actors, designers, dancers, musicians, playwrights, and scholars that has over 75 years of arts history at OHIO. Many of our faculty have performed and designed on the world’s greatest stages, exhibited at prestigious museums and galleries, published creative and scholarly research and served as leaders with international arts organizations. With hundreds of performances, productions, lectures and exhibitions throughout the year, the College offers many venues for our students to share their talents with the community. All of the College’s academic programs—Art, Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music and Theater—provide students with a strong foundation in arts and culture and offer opportunities for specialized professional training. Tucked into the rolling hills of scenic southeastern Ohio, the University has earned a reputation for its rich educational tradition and outstanding academic programs. The idyllic beauty of the region is enhanced by the deep and varied tradition of arts, creating an exciting and culturally rich community. It’s no wonder that Athens was recently named one of the best small art towns in America. The successful candidate will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Ohio University providing leadership and vision to the development office to identify potential major-gift donors; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate college annual fund campaign and gift stewardship activities; coordinate alumni/development events; serve as the chief correspondent for the dean for letter writing campaigns; maintain office records and budget; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); direct and maintain unit stewardship programs; serve as liaison among the faculty and staff of the assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and the Office of the Vice President for Advancement. Essential Functions: •Personally solicit gifts of $25,000 or greater to Ohio University. Solicit major gifts to secure dollar commitment at a level established jointly by the Dean or Department Head of assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and University Advancement. (20%) •Identify new prospects that may provide private support to Ohio University. (15%) •Cultivate prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. (30%) •Initiate, develop and coordinate the creation and delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (Number of proposals per year will be established jointly by the Dean or Department Head of assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and University Advancement.) (5%) •Collaborate with the annual giving staff to plan and implement an annual giving program that includes direct mail and phonathon. (5%) •Work with appropriate campus offices to plan, implement and oversee stewardship programs. (5%) •Staff volunteer development committee and dean’s council. (5%) •Interface with the external relations departments (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate events and activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects. (5%) •Establish work plans with the Leadership Annual Giving Team that supports and promotes lead development, cultivation and solicitation of unit leads & prospects with defined outcomes and goals. (5%) •Work with deans, department heads, faculty and staff to identify priorities and strategies for private support. (5%) •Promote and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with donors, volunteer groups and coworkers. •Maintain predictable and reliable attendance. •Other duties as assigned.

Editor, Ohio Today

University Advancement

Ohio Today magazine is the University’s flagship publication, with a circulation of more than 125,000. The award-winning magazine upholds the highest journalistic standards in showcasing the intellectual dynamism of a community of engaged, interesting and accomplished students, faculty members, and alumni. The editor coordinates all phases of issue planning, editorial development, and production of the magazine, and establishes and implements editorial procedures to ensure publications are completed in a timely manner. The magazine has a four-issue (or more) production cycle, with two (or more) print issues supplemented by two (or more) issues of a dynamic, multimedia online webzine each year. The magazine compliments and reflects top-level University marketing, alumni engagement, fundraising and recruiting goals. Essential Functions: 1. Issue planning; developing all procedures, processes, and standards, as well as a guiding mission and direction for the magazine; updating and innovating the magazine as needed to keep pace with current journalistic standards; collaborating with University partners to support top-level University marketing, alumni engagement, fundraising and recruiting goals. This includes ensuring a thorough legal review of published materials; acquiring all necessary permissions dictated by legal counsel as well as working with team members to establish and monitor deadlines and production. 30% 2. Determining fiscal requirements and preparing budgetary recommendations; monitoring expenditure of budgeted funds. 10% 3. Developing story ideas for features and standing departments, writing features/departments/and other copy (captions, facts, etc.) for the magazine, overseeing all writing, editing all magazine content, and approving publication-worthiness of all submitted manuscripts; supervising and managing student writers and freelancers, offering guidance, training, coaching, and advice. 30% 4.Collaborating closely with Ohio Today designer to coordinate the ongoing design process, and to coordinate and approve photography, illustration, and page layouts. 10% 5. Establishing and sustaining contacts among administrators, faculty members, students, and alumni; serving as magazine representative at university and alumni events; collaborating with other university editors and communicators to meet information needs of alumni and university audiences. This includes effective and strategic use of the Ohio Today Editorial Board. 20% 6. Successfully perform the duties of a supervisor, including: communicating effectively when delegating work assignments and establishing priorities with direct reports; ensuring direct reports have the proper training to perform their duties as assigned; executing objective performance evaluations within the established deadlines; monitoring work hours and attendance; responding to employee concerns appropriately, utilizing University policies and procedures when needed; and recommending praise, discipline or termination when applicable. 7. Promote and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with donors, volunteer groups and coworkers. 8. Maintain predictable and reliable attendance. 9. Other duties as assigned.

Why OHIO?

Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian foothills, Ohio University's majestic campus is steeped in more than 200 years of history. The University and the Athens, Ohio, community is filled with individuals  who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world.

The Division of Advancement is a wonderful place to work because your experience will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where customer service and diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

We are The Promise. We are Ohio University. Join Us.



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