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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%)

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 (%time spent): • Identify new prospects that may provide private support to Ohio University. (40%) • Cultivate prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. (30%) • 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.) (20%) • 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. (10%) Accountability, Autonomy, Scope: • Serve the university as a fundraising strategist. • Work with University leadership and volunteers on the role they play in fundraising activities. • Apply critical analysis to fundraising projects to determine when, how and whether to proceed, changing strategy with the ultimate goal of increasing support of Ohio University and The OU Foundation. • The impact of these decisions is illustrated directly by the amount of financial support raised on behalf of the University each year. The University has an active fundraising policy and The OU Foundation has a code of regulations that govern the private fundraising operation. The University’s priorities and historical results are instrumental in the development of strategic/operational plans. Decisions are reviewed at the executive level, by the Vice President for University Advancement, the President of Ohio University, and the Chair of The Ohio University Foundation.