The Senior Associate Vice President of Development (SAVP) at Ohio University (OHIO) reports to the Vice President of University Advancement and President & CEO of The Ohio University Foundation (VP) and is a member of the Advancement senior leadership team. He/she is responsible for implementing a comprehensive development and philanthropy program that successfully meets Ohio University and school/unit goals and contributes to the overall growth of private philanthropy.
The SAVP, the second most senior member of the advancement team and the division’s #2, is part of the Vice President’s senior leadership team, and is responsible for working closely with the central fundraising staff, schools, deans, faculties, and other university units in articulating and implementing plans, goals, and activities related to fund-development. The SAVP also is responsible for establishing standard performance and promotion standards for gift officers, developing a culture of goal achievement and accountability, and leading the annual goal-setting process. A fundraiser, the SAVP also will have responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a group of select prospects and is responsible for raising in excess of $3M annually.
Leadership and Strategic Planning (50%): • The SAVP will be the lead on policies and procedures regarding philanthropy including: comprehensive goal setting, prospect management, performance metrics and evaluation. • Participate as a full member of the leadership team contributing to overall planning and providing fundraising and campaign counsel to senior leadership across the university and within the schools/units; respond to the specific requests of the Vice President for University Advancement/President & CEO of the OHIO Foundation; • Assist in building a greater awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among campus constituencies and external partners; • Serve as the liaison for the OU Foundation Board of Director Development Committee; • Assist the Vice President in building a foundation for substantive and enduring growth in private philanthropy; • Manage fundraising professionals in concert with the Vice President and academic/unit leadership, provide the essential leadership, mentorship, coaching and guidance to both school and unit-based gift officers as well as assisting the centrally organized fundraising programs of planned giving, annual giving and corporate and foundation relations, to maximize productivity: establish standard performance and promotion standards, develop a culture of goal achievement and accountability, and lead the annual goal-setting process; • Work in close partnership with the Assistant Vice President for Central Programs to ensure consistent implementation, management and evaluation of gift officer performance and promotion standards; • Work closely with deans, faculties and other university units and leaders to establish fundraising priorities and focus areas; • Oversee the following area – colleges and units, health and medical, athletics, regional campuses, national and international, and principal gifts.
Fundraising (35%): • Develop and maintain a select group of principal and major gift prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward on behalf of Ohio University and the schools/units; • Raise a minimum of $3M per year
Other (15%): • Assume additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Vice President. • Represent the Vice President in speaking engagements and other public appearances when necessary.
Successful candidate must be a self-motivated person with a willingness and ability to travel.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
15 years of fundraising or sales experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting constituents or demonstrable experience in securing major gifts for non-profits.
8 years of management experience supervising professional staff.
**An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for the employee and his or her eligible dependents.
About Ohio University
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