About Advancement

The Office of Advancement is made up of professionals in the areas of alumni engagement, fundraising, strategy and administration and marketing, all contributing to the relationship-driven focus of The Ohio State University community.

Advancement Core Competencies

The Advancement Core Competencies represent knowledge/skills, motivation and examples of behaviors all employees are expected to execute that in combination with one’s own performance objectives and responsibilities, will define the overall performance of the employee and contribute to the mission, strategic plan and success of the Office of Advancement.

I. Leadership:

Demonstrates responsibility, reliability and trustworthiness. Promotes an environment that supports colleagues while working toward a common goal.

II. Continuous Improvement:

Strives for efficiency, quality and innovation and effectiveness. Identifies opportunities to improve individual or team work products and takes action to initiate them.

III. Teamwork and Collaboration:

Effectively cooperates with colleagues to achieve results aligned with our mission and strategic plan. Builds respectful relationships within team, Advancement and across the university.

IV. Communication/Interpersonal Effectiveness:

Enhances productivity and builds respectful relationships by sharing and receiving information effectively. Thinks carefully about one's words, actions, appearance and behavior and the likely impact on others.