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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, Central Advancement

Development

The Director of Development, Central Advancement will serve as a major gifts officer representing and serving all unit(s) and/or project(s) of Ohio University and provide primary and secondary leadership for specified units. The successful candidate will work with the development office to identify potential major-gift donors; provide regional/national coverage for development/fundraising initiatives of Ohio University; initiate first alumni contact for the university; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate with colleges, other fundraising units, annual giving and donor relations and stewardship to service all leads and prospects of the university; maintain office records and budget; Serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); direct and maintain campus 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 University Advancement. Essential Functions: • Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University. (20%) • Act as chief fundraiser/strategist/advisor of assigned unit(s) and/or project(s) and secure dollar commitment at a level established for said units. (15%) • Plan, implement and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. (15%) • Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (15%) • Work with deans, department heads, faculty and staff to understand and shape priorities and strategies for private support and to be able to communicate those priorities to multiple constituents. (15%) • Work collaboratively with the annual giving staff and all other major gift officers as needed to verify, cultivate and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university. (5%) • Work with appropriate campus offices to plan implement and oversee stewardship programs. (5%) • Interface with the external relations agents (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%)

Director, Creative Services - University Advancement

University Advancement

The Director of Creative Services is responsible for developing, managing and stewarding the creative identity and brand for University Advancement. He/she provides leadership for the creative services and publications team. He/she provides key project planning, management and coordination, and production management for Advancement print publications. Essential Functions: 1. Responsible for implementing and managing ACM's strategic approach to integrated communication and marketing for the Division of Advancement and The Ohio University Foundation. This includes management of print projects (e.g. print publications, invitations, Annual Giving appeals, etc.) including, but not limited to: informing and finalizing project plans and deadlines; managing project stakeholders and expectations; coordinating project teams; managing project schedules; managing project budgets; and managing project/print production and delivery. This individual collaborates with internal and external partners to ensure the timeliness and consistency of Advancement’s publications and messaging among the various offices within Advancement and the University overall. (40%) 2. Provide project and production management for OHIO Today magazine. (10%) 3. Design print and digital publications. (40%) 4. 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. Maintain predictable and reliable attendance. Other Duties as assigned. (10%)

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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