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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

Assistant Director of Development, Central Advancement

Development

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 gift stewardship activities; coordinate alumni/development events; serve as a primary lead qualifier in order to build a qualified prospect base for the university; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); participate in 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: • Identify new prospects that may provide private support to Ohio University. • Cultivate prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. • Personally solicit gifts at the specified level or greater of your assigned major gift peer group 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. Initiate, develop and coordinate the creation and delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (The Department Head of assigned unit(s) and/or project(s), and University Advancement will establish Number of proposal/solicitations to be made annually.) • 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 while promoting and exercising teamwork and collaboration when working with donors, volunteer groups and coworkers. Other duties as assigned.

Executive Director, Constituency Development

Development

The Executive Director, Constituency Development is responsible for the overall management and expansion of University Advancement’s major gift program. The Director will lead by establishing best practice for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. This position is also responsible for providing guidance, oversight and strategic direction to development professionals in the constituency development units in achieving annual and all long term philanthropic objectives and goals. Essential Functions: 1. Manage, train and direct the activities of the university’s major gift efforts in the constituency development units. 2. Identify, engage and solicit donors for the purpose of securing gifts for Ohio University and The Ohio University Foundation. 3. Plan, coordinate and implement ongoing major gift activities on behalf of the University in order to increase the number and size of gifts. 4. Build a sustainable pipeline of donor funding sources for the university’s major gift fundraising program. 5. Support donor relations with gift acknowledgements, stewardship, pledge fulfillment, and gift renewals for gifts. Plan and manage events for major gift donors when appropriate, and 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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