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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.

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Employment Opportunities

Designer, University Advancement Communication and Marketing

Advancement Services

The Designer will be responsible for creating a variety of quality, creative, visual, graphic solutions that have high visual impact to meet the needs of the Division of University Advancement. The graphic designer will work with clients to develop ideas and concepts and to choose appropriate media and style to meet client’s objectives. The design will have knowledge of industry software and production solutions. Essential Functions: 1. Design a range of marketing materials in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, both print and online formats. (80%) 2. Consult with Division of Advancement staff to help advise and develop design solutions. (10%) 3. Prepare and maintain complete archive files of brand assets, photography, stock photography, and completed jobs. Fulfill time reporting and file organization responsibilities. (10%)

Athena Yearbook, Design Layout Editor

Advancement Services

The Athena Design Layout Editor will provide oversight and detailed specifications of page layout for the annual Ohio University yearbook the Athena. Pages will be developed from initial conceptualization through final review. Artwork will be produced for publications including brochures, newsletters and e-newsletters, Web pages, flyers, invitations, direct mail, ads and HTML or rich media e-mail graphics. The student Design Layout Editor will earn significant benefits from the opportunities available for external and organizational networking, building portfolio samples, and gaining an understanding of a career in graphic design or visual communication. This position is an integral member of a creative team responsible for maintaining the Association's visual image with its extensive public. The position reports directly to the Art Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing.

Director of Development, Dublin, OH

Development

The Director of Development, Dublin serves as a vital member of the University Advancement Development team as the lead fundraiser in the Dublin, Ohio Market from an office based in Dublin, OH. The Director of Development, Dublin, OH will liaison directly with the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) and University Advancement, providing direct support to the Chief External Relations Officer of HCOM as the content expert on Central Ohio initiatives. The successful candidate will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Ohio University specializing in health related fundraising through the identification of potential major-gift donors; identify and engage regional development markets; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate with annual fund campaign and gift stewardship activities with donor relations; coordinate strategic development events; the development of a major gifts pipeline 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); 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: 1. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for assigned academic unit(s) and/or project(s) and secure dollar commitment at a level established for said units. Raise roughly $1,000,000 and conduct 125 visits annually. (50%) 2. Work collaboratively with the annual and major giving as needed to verify, cultivate and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university and work with appropriate campus offices to plan implement and oversee stewardship programs. (20%) 3. Plan, implement and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (15%) 4. Interface with the external relations agents (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development, Deans, and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects. (15%) Successful candidate must be self-motivated with a willingness and ability to travel. Candidate will be required to demonstrate an ability to make a strong commitment to the mission of Ohio University.

Assistant Director of Development, Major Giving

Development

The Assistant Director of Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Ohio University for the colleges/units and for University Advancement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of potential major-gift donors; identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate with all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations; work closely with University Advancement’s Organizational Giving office, Planned Giving office, and Annual Giving office on strategies for donors related to those gift vehicles; coordinate strategic development events; the development of a major gifts pipeline 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); 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: 1. Serve as the development officer for designated colleges/units by managing and meeting priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans as defined by University Advancement and the college/unit. Raise roughly $500,000 and conduct 160 visits annually. (25%) 2. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for academic unit(s) and/or project(s) and secure dollar commitment at a level established for said units. (20%) 3. Work collaboratively with the organizational giving, planned giving, annual giving and major giving staff as needed to verify, cultivate and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university and work with appropriate campus offices to plan implement and oversee stewardship programs. (20%) 4. Plan, implement and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (20%) 5. Interface with the external relations agents (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development, Deans, and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate events and activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects. (15%) Successful candidate must be a self-motivated person with a willingness and ability to travel.

Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation

University Advancement

Ohio University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. THE UNIVERSITY Ohio University (OHIO) was chartered by the State of Ohio in 1804 and is the oldest university in Ohio and the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio, its classic residential campus is one of the most attractive in the nation. The charm of tree-lined brick walkways on the University’s College Green makes you feel as if you are at a small college rather than a large university. The University’s total enrollment is just over 40,000 students and the University has 5,300+ faculty and staff located on the main campus, seven regional campuses and centers in Southern and Central Ohio, Dublin and Cleveland, as well as in its e-learning programs. Ohio University is a comprehensive research university with the largest osteopathic medical school in the state, and 10 other colleges that offer over 250 degree undergraduate and graduate programs. An active and engaged campus yields more than 6,000 alumni with each graduating class, thus giving Ohio University 230,000 alumni worldwide. OHIO offers a compelling academic experience as it collectively aims to be transformative, values based and committed to academic excellence and experiential learning for preparing alumni to be global leaders and enriching society with accessible knowledge and innovation. OHIO is a university, rich in academic distinction and innovation and community engagement. Through its local, national, and international connections and relationships with a network of institutional and industry partners and alumni, OHIO is contributing to social change, new learning, and novel technologies with lasting positive impact. Unique to OHIO in Athens and Appalachia, is a distinct ‘sense of place’ at OHIO and in the region. The families who have lived in the region for centuries and those who are newcomers – whether from the U.S. or around the world – are weaved into the diversity of the community that creates an enriching and dynamic culture. There is a synergy derived from the natural habitat and biodiversity of the region and the beauty of the university campus, its people, and our location in which the 200+ year institution has evolved into the place that it is today. This ‘sense of place’ is embedded within the OHIO culture that supports a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for achieving academic excellence and contributing back to the community. VIDEO-- OHIO and Athens: A welcoming community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh1QXwLpteQ ADVANCEMENT AT OHIO UNIVERSITY The Division of University Advancement is comprised of four departments: Administrative Resources, Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, and Development. The responsibilities of each department are: • Administrative Resources: human resources; professional development; special projects; and business office support. • Advancement Services: database operations; donor recognition and stewardship events; prospect research and management; and advancement communications and marketing. • Alumni Relations: serves all alumni of the institution through alumni outreach and engagement; events; alumni services; communication; and affinity programs • Development: annual giving; major giving; organizational giving (including corporation and foundation relations); planned giving; and special initiatives. ABOUT THE FOUNDATION Established in 1945 by President John C. Baker, The Ohio University Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of Ohio University. The Foundation is an institutionally-related, nonprofit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, and is the repository for all private gifts to Ohio University through its comprehensive development program. Private philanthropy has had a rich and dramatic impact on Ohio University from as early as 1816 when Christopher and Daniel Herrold forgave the debt for the lumber used to build Cutler Hall. Gifts from generous donors have provided for scholarships and financial aid packages, research and faculty development, capital expansion and renovations, technology upgrades and lab equipment, library acquisitions, and vital unrestricted support that has allowed Ohio University to meet unexpected challenges. These generous private gifts have helped the endowment grow to more than $536 million today. In Fiscal Year 2018, distributions from the endowment will total $28 million. Major capital campaigns at Ohio University Since 1981 the university has conducted four capital campaigns totaling over $875 million, each time exceeding the campaign goal. The most recent campaign, The Promise Lives Campaign, concluded in 2015 and surpassed the $500 million mark: The Promise Lives Campaign – $450 million goal / $500 million raised (completed in 2015) Bicentennial Campaign – $200 million goal / $221 million raised (completed in 2004) The Third Century Campaign – $100 million goal / $132 million raised (completed in 1994) The 1804 Campaign – $14 million goal / $22.6 million raised (completed in 1981) THE POSITION Ohio University is seeking a talented and experienced development executive with a strong record of accomplishments in fundraising and fundraising administration. Reporting to the President of Ohio University, the Vice President will have broad authority and responsibility for oversight of all aspects of the University Advancement office, including administrative resources, advancement services, alumni relations and development. Within The Ohio University Foundation, the Vice President will also serve as the President and CEO of the Foundation. As a voting trustee, the President and CEO manages the Foundation board and is the liaison between the Foundation and the broader university community. The President and CEO will also be responsible for oversight of the management of the endowment. The new Vice President comes to campus at an exciting time with the recent arrival of President Duane Nellis. As part of the executive leadership team, the Vice President will work with President Nellis and the other members of the executive team to help implement Dr. Nellis’ and the Board of Trustees’ vision for the University. In order to help implement this vision, the Vice President needs to have great leadership and communication skills to interact with various campus constituency groups, including academic, athletic and student leaders and organizations, as well as alumni groups throughout the country. Under President Nellis’ leadership, the University looks forward to continued enrollment growth on the Athens campus, as well as the surrounding regional campuses and centers throughout Ohio and e-learning. The ability to thrive in this growing university also pertains to the Advancement team, as the new Vice President will have the opportunity to make key team hires to build upon an already solid foundation of team members. Another area of growth includes OHIO’s vast alumni network around the world. This network gives the new Vice President an opportunity to expand the development footprint to include cities in major markets like Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C and Shanghai. The vision for OHIO is to produce alumni to be global leaders. With that in mind, alumni and foundation support will continue to help students and faculty with study away, scholarships, internships, research travel, e-learning and virtual infrastructure for reaching beyond OHIO’s campuses to other countries. While growth outside of campus is important, understanding the campus and surrounding areas is critical to the success of the Vice President. This position is located on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, Ohio. This quintessential college town is located along the Hocking River and was voted by the readers of USA Today as one of the best small college towns in the United States (http://athensohio.com/). This great college town has helped the University’s tremendous growth over the last 10+ years. Student enrollment increased by 42.5% from 2005 to 2015 and this growth continues today due to excellent educational and research programs and innovation, as well as strong support services and a tremendous alumni base. This is an exciting time to become a Bobcat!

Athena Yearbook, Photo Editor

University Advancement

The Athena Photo Editor will work closely with the yearbook staff to photograph, gather, and prepare print ready photography for the 2017 edition of the publication. The Photo Editor will earn significant benefits from the opportunities available for external and organizational networking, building portfolio samples, and gaining an understanding of a career in photography. This position is an integral member of a creative team responsible for maintaining the Association's visual image with its extensive public. The position reports directly to the Art Director, Advancement Communications and Marketing.