Join OHIO's Advancement Team
The Assistant Director of Development reports primarily to the Senior Director of Development and secondarily to the Assistant Vice President for Development & Associate Campaign Manager. 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 a primary lead qualifier in order to build a qualified prospect base for the college/unit; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); participate in 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 $15,000 or greater to Ohio University. Solicit 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. • Identify new prospects that may provide private support to Ohio University. • Cultivate prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. • Develop lead pool of the unit to build a pipeline of prospects that will be moved through cultivation to solicitation. • Assist in coordinating the annual fund campaign and gift stewardship activities for the assigned college/unit. • 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.) • 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. • Promote and exercise teamwork and collaboration when working with donors, volunteer groups and coworkers. • Maintain predictable and reliable attendance. • Other duties as assigned.
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.
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Advancement Human Resources Manager
McGuffey Hall 207