Job opportunities

Fundraising

Chief Advancement Officer, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – job opening number 444990

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will serve as the chief fundraiser, head of marketing and communications, and alumni relations leader for the college. The CAO is responsible for understanding the mission, needs and value proposition of the college in order to strategically create awareness, engage and gain support from a variety of constituent groups including prospective students and donors, alumni, and friends. The CAO reports to both the Assistant Vice President of Development in the Office of Advancement and the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and leads a full complement of Advancement professionals comprised of approximately 30+ development, marketing/communications, and alumni relations staff. The position operates with a high degree of independence to make decisions, solve problems, negotiate and adapt to shifting priorities. This role requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

Director of Corporate Relations, Corporate Relations – job opening number 446348

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate Relations, the Director of Corporate Relations will develop and implement long and short term plans to secure major gifts from corporations, corporate foundations and other entities with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and above in primary support of university-wide initiatives. The Director of Corporate Relations will have responsibilities for coordination, communications and collaboration with the Corporate Engagement Office (CEO), Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and other internal partners to engage the corporate and business sectors.

University Marketing

Project Manager, University Marketing – job opening number 446350

The Project Manager is responsible for performing project management across the entire University Marketing team. This role serves as a consultant, analyst and business-minded individual compiling the most effective teams to deliver partner-focused solutions on time, on budget, and to University Marketing quality standards. This role will create the project schedule, manage resources for deliverables, mitigate risks and ensure adherence to University Marketing processes. They are expected to scope and lead complex projects, meet deadlines and respond to urgent needs while building, sustaining and motivating strong working relationships and project teams.

Marketing Technology Analyst, University Marketing – job opening number 445536

As a member of the Marketing Technology team within University Marketing, the Marketing Technology Analyst plays a key role in the analysis, management, and optimization of the university’s evolving marketing technology ecosystem. A vital team member focused on effective, fit-to-purpose solutions, this position is responsible for the technical leadership and oversight of various marketing technology systems. The ideal candidate is a critical thinker who possesses marketing technology expertise and knowledge of systems and business analysis; Is well versed in modern marketing technologies and trends; Can effectively consult and partner with colleagues, including strategists, subject matter experts, marketers, software developers, and project managers; Is comfortable with ambiguity and can quickly become knowledgeable in a range of solutions; Shows a passion for digital marketing and a strong user focus; Has an eye for detail and a willingness to proactively translate organizational challenges into technical solutions; Demonstrates strong communication skills, both oral and written, especially in bridging communication between technical and non-technical colleagues; Will be expected to exhibits the behaviors associated with the Office of Advancement’s core competencies: Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Communication/Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Engagement

Director of Sesquicentennial Program, The Ohio State University Alumni Association (2-year Term Position) – job opening number 446154

The Director of Sesquicentennial Programs leads the strategy, planning, implementation and conclusion of the year-long university sesquicentennial celebration. The academic year 2019-2020 has been designated as our Sesquicentennial Year with the Sesquicentennial itself falling in March of 2020.  It provides a rare opportunity to celebrate the land-grant mission of Ohio State by highlighting our distinctive academic programs and research, our state-of-the-art facilities and the impact that our faculty, students, staff and alumni have, through their work, throughout the state, nation and world.  It also offers the unique opportunity to consider our next one-hundred years, and ways in which Ohio State will continue its indelible impact on society. The Director is responsible and accountable for building the sesquicentennial program including, but not limited to, program planning, strategic alignment of goals to university priorities, budget management, staff oversight, building university-wide involvement and support and implementation.

Central Services

Associate Director, Advancement Communications – job opening number 446191

The Associate Director of Advancement Communications’ primary responsibilities will be ensuring that donor proposals, stewardship content, letters and other materials needed by our Advancement leaders are produced at the highest level in a timely fashion; and to produce compelling deliverables - including donor proposals and more - for central and academic partners. Reporting to the Director, Advancement Communications, the Associate Director is a member of a proactive team that works to foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, responsiveness and flexibility, enabling the group to address challenges and offer creative solutions. They must be a master storyteller and editor, someone who can combine creative writing and visuals, with research and interviews to elicit emotion from an audience of one or many.

Senior Data Analytics Consultant, Reporting and Analytics – job opening number 445813

Reporting to the Director, Reporting and Analytics, the Senior Data Analytics Consultant provides fundraising data analysis and reporting services for the executive leadership team of the Development arm of the Office of Advancement. The Sr. Data Analytics Consultant will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of measurement and analytics strategies designed to ensure appropriate operational models; to monitor and evaluate applicable metrics to compare and analyze data to support strategic fundraising decisions and process improvement; to ensure communication with senior leadership and synthesize data into useful and insightful information; and to write and automate tools and scripts to increase efficiency and reduce manual efforts. 


The Ohio State University Office of Advancement has many other opportunities still available but for which the posting has closed.  We also have many positions opening up in the future that may align perfectly with your experience.  With this in mind, if you would like to submit your resume and cover letter directly to our recruiting team, please follow the instructions below.  To receive weekly emails informing you of new opportunities as they open up, please use the link on the upper right of this page to sign up for our job alerts.  We appreciate your interest in joining higher education’s top-performing Advancement team!

For all fundraising/development opportunities, please submit your resume and cover letter to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and Management, at mizer.43@osu.edu.

For opportunities within University Marketing, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and Advancement Central Services, please submit your resume and cover letter to Greg Bright, Recruiter, at bright.159@osu.edu.