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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

Assistant Director, Content - University Advancement Communication and Marketing

Advancement Services

The Assistant Director works closely with the Associate Director to develop high-quality, consistent, and timely communication and content solutions support for the Division of University Advancement. This includes, but is not limited to, writing and editing publications; writing speeches and event scripts; and writing stories, editing and coordinating assets for internal (print and digital) and external publications (including for Compass, OHIO Alumni, ohiowomen e-news, OUr Voices staff e-news, and Ohio Today). Essential Functions: 1. Write, create and edit content (stories and multimedia) for various University Advancement publications (print and digital), websites, and social media including, but not limited to, Ohio Today; print publications, brochures, booklets, invitations, etc.; Compass; OHIO Alumni and various e-newsletters; and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (60%) 2. Edit a variety of documents to assure consistency and accuracy regarding grammar, punctuation, syntax, and acceptable institution style and evaluation of factual accuracy and consistency of information - chronology of events, overall consistency of subject matter; verification of facts, rearrangement or deletion of material, analysis of data, and evaluation of documentation as to accuracy and thoroughness. (10%) 3. Manage and maintain the Division’s strategic story calendar for the Alumni and Friends section of Compass. Post stories to Compass using CommonSpot when necessary. Write, and edit press releases. (20%) 4. Coordinate news content for distribution on Twitter in conjunction with the Digital Communication Team. Post content to Twitter. (10%)

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%)

Senior Director, Creative Services & Digital Communication - University Advancement Communication and Marketing

Advancement Services

The senior director of creative services and digital communication is responsible for leading the creative services and digital team and managing project intake, planning, and work flow for these two high-volume, high-visibility teams. He/she provides key project planning, management and coordination, and production management for Advancement print publications and websites. Essential Functions: 1. Responsible for implementing and managing ACM's strategic approach to integrated communication and marketing for the Division of Advancement and The Ohio University Foundation. This includes project intake, workflow and management of print and digital projects (e.g. print publications, invitations, Annual Giving appeals, email, websites, etc.) including, but not limited to: defining and monitoring workflow processes; informing and finalizing project plans and deadlines; managing project stakeholders and expectations; coordinating project teams; managing project schedules; managing project budgets; and managing project production and delivery. This individual collaborates with internal and external partners to ensure the timeliness and consistency of Advancement’s publications and messaging among the various offices within Advancement and the University overall. (60%) 2. Successfully perform the duties of a supervisor, including: communicating effectively when delegating work assignments and establishing priorities with direct reports; ensuring direct and indirect reports have the proper training to perform their duties as assigned; executing objective performance evaluations within the established deadlines; monitoring work hours and attendance; responding to employee concerns appropriately, utilizing University policies and procedures when needed; and recommending praise, discipline or termination when applicable. (20%) 3. Provide strategic leadership to the creative services team as they implement and steward the Division and University brand and assist in implementing that work as needed. (10%) 4. Provide strategic leadership the digital team as they implement website builds, updates and maintenance; email marketing; and social media marketing and assist in implementing that work as needed. (10%)

Director, Prospect Research and Management

Advancement Services

The Director, Prospect Research and Management sets the strategic direction of the research and prospect management functions in support of the university’s annual fundraising goals and planning. The director develops and directs comprehensive prospect research and identification programs; maintains relationship management systems; develops prospect data analytics; and creates and manages the department’s program design, policy development, personnel administration, budget and fundraising and research project development. Essential Functions: 1. Provides and monitors the overall strategic direction of the division’s prospect research and management program. Works closely with department and division leadership to align office, department, division, and university goals. (25%) 2. Identifies, researches and analyzes prospects for major, planned, and annual gift cultivation and solicitation by utilizing complex databases and other sources including but not limited to Lexis-Nexis, Alumni Finder, Wealth Engine, iWave, Foundation Directory, Reeher, social media, alert services, and print publications. Synthesizes all information gathered and produces written reports. Implements portfolio management strategy of donor prospects for major gift officers and advancement leadership. (25%) 3. Creates and maintains a robust data analytics program in support of the goals of the office, department, division, and university. (20%) 4. Provides supervision to a team of three professionals. (15%) 5. Oversees the overall administration of the office, including budgeting and related policies and procedures. (15%)

Administrative Specialist, Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

University Advancement Specific Job Description: The Administrative Specialist will be a key contributor to both the Campus Relations and External Relations teams. Duties will include content development and management for online registrations, calendars, e-communication, metrics and event supplies for various alumni chapters/societies as well as Alumni Association driven events. This position will also be a key support position to the OUAA Bobcat Store where they will provide customer service, website/product updates, order processing and fulfillment, among other duties. This position will spend 50% of their time working on event responsibilities and 50% of their time with Bobcat store responsibilities. Essential Functions: 1. Provide campus and external relations teams and their 30+ alumni chapters & societies with support regarding electronic event systems i.e. Add all events to online registration platform, develop and share event reports, request electronic communication for each event while tracking metrics (event evaluations and attendance). This will also include coding all events in CRM software and tracking necessary information for over 200 events per year. (40%) 2. Be the primary customer service contact for the Bobcat Store and provide excellent customer service with regards to ordering, returns, payment processing, shipping, etc. This individual will need to have knowledge of all the products on the store, order processing and inventory tracking procedures. They will also assist with back-up to the Alumni Association’s main telephone line. (20%) 3. Process orders within the Bobcat Store. This includes packaging, shipping, and documenting all orders in which products are on-site as well as working with a number of vendors and campus partners to providing information on orders that are shipped by others. This position will also process returns, update product inventories and photography on the website as well as generate keywords, paths and ideas for easier navigation for customers of the website. This will involve in depth work on the back end of the e-commerce site, utilizing coding and site layout. (20%) 4. Process event supplies for each member of the Campus and External Relations team’s events as well as each event hosted by a volunteer organization (chapters & societies, etc.) These items can include giveaways, raffle items, event registration lists, general event supplies, etc. (10%) 5. Other duties as assigned (10%) General Job Description: Supports the general administrative functions of a wide variety of academic or administrative units including answering phones, greeting/referring/assisting visitors, customers, staff, or others, preparing documents and reports, compiling records, scheduling meetings, organizing and maintaining information, coordinating calendars, analyzing data including budgetary expenditures, and providing high level administrative assistance to executives. General Job Responsibilities: • May supervise or oversee the work of Technical & Administrative Support staff and/or student employees. • Resolves complex and unique problems that require an ability to interpret established policies and procedures. • Oversees department unit administrative processes. • Coordinates complex processes and initiatives such as grant proposals, contracts /or complex academic processes such as tenure case approvals, faculty searches, complicated course scheduling or sensitive graduate application processes. • Plans and implements projects, special events, and/or programs that require a high level of coordination with multiple constituents and departments. • Composes and edits internal and external correspondence and documents, including such things as manuscript submissions for scientific journals. • Manages academic courses and textbook information. Plans and maintains website as well as other department publications. • Prepares and monitors internal budget and other financial documents for a departmental work unit. Recommends purchases. Reviews and follows up on discrepancies in standard expenditures. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY Supports the general administrative functions of a wide variety of academic or administrative units including answering phones, greeting/referring/assisting visitors, customers, staff, or others, preparing documents and reports, compiling records, scheduling meetings, organizing and maintaining information, coordinating calendars, analyzing data including budgetary expenditures, and providing high level administrative assistance to executives. GENERAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES • May supervise or oversee the work of Technical & Administrative Support staff and/or student employees. • Resolves complex and unique problems that require an ability to interpret established policies and procedures. • Oversees department unit administrative processes. • Coordinates complex processes and initiatives such as grant proposals, contracts /or complex academic processes such as tenure case approvals, faculty searches, complicated course scheduling or sensitive graduate application processes. • Plans and implements projects, special events, and/or programs that require a high level of coordination with multiple constituents and departments. • Composes and edits internal and external correspondence and documents, including such things as manuscript submissions for scientific journals. • Manages academic courses and textbook information. Plans and maintains website as well as other department publications. • Prepares and monitors internal budget and other financial documents for a departmental work unit. Recommends purchases. Reviews and follows up on discrepancies in standard expenditures.