The Associate Director of Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Ohio University for the colleges/units and for University Advancement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of potential major-gift donors; identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; coordinate with all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations; work closely with University Advancement’s Central Programs and Development offices on strategies for donors related to those gift vehicles; coordinate strategic development events; the development of a major gifts pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for the college/unit; serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students and potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations); 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.
Primary Accountabilities: 1. Serve as the development officer for designated colleges/units by managing and meeting priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans as defined by University Advancement and the college/unit. 25 % of Time 2. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for academic unit(s) and/or project(s) and secure dollar commitment at a level established for said units. 20 % of Time 3. Work collaboratively with the Central Programs and Development staff as needed to verify, cultivate and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university and work with appropriate campus offices to plan implement and oversee stewardship programs. 20 % of Time 4. Plan, implement and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. 20 % of Time 5. Interface with the external relations agents (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development, Deans, and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate events and activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects. 15 % of Time
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
2 years in fundraising, sales, business development or closely related area.
**An equivalent combination of education and relatable experience may also be considered.
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