The Executive Director will serve as the chief fundraiser and alumni relations leader for the college and is responsible for understanding the mission, needs and value proposition of the college in order to strategically engage and gain support from a variety of constituent groups including individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.
The Executive Director reports to both the Assistant Vice President of Development in the Office of Advancement and the Dean of the college, and leads a team of professionals comprised of development and alumni relations professionals. The position operates with a high degree of independence to make decisions, solve problems, negotiate and adapt to shifting priorities. This position is also a critical partner with the Dean on all plans and strategies that advance the development and alumni relations goals of the College. This role requires frequent workweek travel including approximately one or two overnight trips per month, regular in-state travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
The Director, Foundation Board and Volunteer Experience provides vision and leadership for all activities of The Ohio State University Foundation Board of Directors and recommends and implements strategies to develop future generations of volunteer leaders. They will collaborate with colleagues across the Office of Advancement, including in the Ohio State University Alumni Association and in colleges and units across the university, to strengthen leadership volunteers’ relationships with the university, to build community among the Foundation Board, and leverage synergies among leadership volunteer groups. The Director cultivates relationships with individuals to inspire their ongoing and increased volunteer and philanthropic leadership. The Director oversees and manages the operations and logistics related to Foundation Board activity.
Women and Philanthropy (W&P) at The Ohio State University connects generations of women who make a difference in the world by investing together in the people of Ohio State and their transformational work. The Associate Director develops and implements strategies and activities for this community of mission-driven women, and builds and cultivates relationships with individuals who are interested in joining Women and Philanthropy and who have the financial capacity to contribute at the targeted, membership levels. This position oversees volunteer committees, implements best strategies, and manages the program’s communications and budget. They are measured on annual metrics focused on revenue through the acquisition, renewal and/or reacquisition of members. The Associate Director reports to and relieves the Director of Annual Giving Donor Relations and Stewardship of staff supervision and routine responsibilities as needed and is responsible for defining, implementing, and monitoring individualized plans to provide personalized stewardship and deepen relationships with W&P members. They operate with a high degree of independence to make decisions, solve problems, negotiate and adapt to shifting priorities. Expectations include stellar communications and interactions with constituents, collaboration with colleagues across Advancement and the university and Wexner Medical Center, diplomacy, and discretion. This position will require occasional evening and weekend work.
The Senior Director, Audience Insights & Research is a disciplined market researcher and sophisticated thought leader responsible for envisioning the future state and strategic roadmap of an audience insights and research practice for University Marketing and across the broader marketing and communications community. The Senior Director drives an integrated audience insights and research strategy to proactively provide a comprehensive view of the market, audiences and the Ohio State Brand. The Senior Director acts as the audience champion for the university, providing strategic consultation and brining to life Ohio State’s difference audiences to fuel audience-centric strategies and marketing plans.
The Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving develops, implements, monitors and enhances strategies (activities, events, programs, services and infrastructure) for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) that promote alumni engagement and annual giving and align with current college and university initiatives. Recruits and engages volunteers and provides primary oversight of the Alumni Society; works with Ohio 4-H staff and their foundation board to engage 4-H alumni; collaborates with various colleagues across campus to enhance alumni engagement, annual giving, and stewardship of donors and volunteers; develops and contributes to CFAES alumni communications to ensure that communications and marketing initiatives promote Ohio State and CFAES; and utilizes The Advancement System (TAS) to track alumni engagement and evaluate established metrics while maintaining strict confidentiality.
The Director of Prospect Development oversees the Prospect Development team and supports university-wide fundraising activities via best practices in research and prospect management. They lead full application and integration of research and prospect management resources; set priorities, goals, and vision for the prospect development team; drive innovation in the field of prospect development by monitoring industry trends and creating a best-in-class program; collaborate with Advancement colleagues to create and implement organizational strategies that ensure effective utilization of prospect development resources; drive change and continuous improvement across the organization by focusing on the application of data analytics and data-driven decision-making; builds strategic partnerships and participates in various Advancement initiatives. The Director will have strong communication and organizational skills; strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills and the ability to develop positive relationships and work effectively with a variety of leaders, colleagues, and clients.
Provides comprehensive recruitment functions for the Office of Advancement as a member of a recruitment team ensuring high-quality interactions with applicants, candidates and staff throughout the hiring process. Finds and attracts diverse, top talent in the areas of marketing, development, alumni relations, and Advancement administration at the university. Demonstrates strong oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to build relationships and work as part of a team. Identifies creative solutions to routine and complex challenges. Reports to the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and Management, and partners with another recruiter. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to include occasional evenings, and overnight travel.
The event manager acts independently as program manager for an assigned portfolio of advancement events. Demonstrates and applies a level of consistency and a standard of excellence to designing and implementing events for the purpose of expanding awareness of, advocacy for, engagement in and giving to Ohio State. Partners with colleagues in University Development, University Marketing, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and colleges/units.
The Advancement Events team is embarking on the execution of events surrounding two milestones for the university: a campaign kickoff and a sesquicentennial celebration. The volume of events work will therefore increase over the next two years, leading to the need for these 2-year TERM positions.The Advancement Events Program Assistant plays an important support role within the Advancement Events team, by supporting the department's Managers and Director with tasks related to both upcoming events and the department's operations. Provides on-site assistance for other departmental events as needed. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Advancement Events, the Events Program Assistant is expected to have strong customer service, organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills, experience working with Microsoft Office, and exhibit the behaviors associated with the Office of Advancement's core competencies: Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Communication/Interpersonal Effectiveness. This position will work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
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 Gift and Biographic Records Specialist utilizes The Advancement System (TAS) database to maintain accurate and up-to-date information on all constituents, including both biographical information and charitable donations made to The Ohio State University. Ensures compliance with all IRS, PCI and University regulations regarding charitable giving. Frequently handles sensitive financial documents/information and must operate with the utmost confidentiality as such. Interacts with a wide variety of internal and external audiences including alumni, donors, friends of The Ohio State University and staff regarding gift and biographical information. Assesses, researches and resolves inquires and concerns directed at the office and uses substantial judgment and independent decision-making authority to provide excellent customer service.
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