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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director, External Relations, University Advancement, Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

The Assistant Director of External Relations for the Ohio University Alumni Association will work with the External Relations team, which exists to coordinate and execute the current twenty alumni networks throughout the United States, and expand the number as alumni population centers warrant, working with the 200+ volunteers to promote maximum alumni involvement and connection to Ohio University throughout the country. Essential Functions: 1. Develop, coordinate and implement all aspects of network volunteerism and programming (150+ network hosted events p/year). Establish and reorganize new networks in strategic locations as warranted. Design and implement effective alumni services, programs, young alumni programs, signature events, training and oversight requisite materials to maximize alumni engagement nationally. Ensuring groups adhere and utilize the tier system for program expansion and alumni engagement. (50%) 2. Develop, coordinate and implement all aspects of Regional Alumni Councils, including Florida, through volunteer management, event planning and strategic marketing. (20%) 3. Manage and oversee chapter budget of $60,000+; monitor the individual agency accounts (20+ accounts), and monitoring the 15+ scholarship accounts including quarterly statements. (10%) 4. Develop and grow the strategic partnership with ohiowomen through assisting with programs and communication. (10%) 5. Create and compile communication for OUAA's marketing pieces as it relates to chapter programs and event promotions, including, but not limited to social media electronic and print publications and web site. (10%)

Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of Development


The Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement for Ohio University. This position will manage a portfolio consisting of annual and major gift donors and prospects. The primary focus will be on identifying new prospects (ie pipeline builder), cultivating current/prospective donors, soliciting major gifts as well as stewarding current/new donors. This person shall maintain a full development travel schedule. Essential Functions: 1. Manage a portfolio of leadership annual and major gift donors. This individual will be responsible for identifying annual and major gift leads including planned giving. The position will require extensive travel to effectively meet monthly/annual visit goals with current and prospective donors. The supervisor will provide performance metric targets annually. (50%) 2. Cultivate donors/prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. (20%) 3. Solicit gifts at the specified level or greater of the assigned major gift peer group. Solicit gifts to secure dollar commitment at a level established jointly by Athletics and University Advancement. Initiate, develop and coordinate the creation and delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. Athletics along with University Advancement will establish the number of proposal/solicitations to be made annually. (10%) 4. Serve as a sport-specific fundraiser. This individual will be the point person to assist with former student athletes and fundraising initiatives. These include newsletters, events/reunion, special projects etc. (10%) 5. Manage a small number of internal responsibilities such as oversight of the OBC Advisory Board. (10%)