The Assistant Vice President of Central Programs 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 the overall management of University Advancement’s central fundraising and advancement programs and will lead by implementing best practices for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors through specialized gift vehicles. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the central programs, including but not limited to planned giving, annual giving, special initiatives, and corporate / foundation relations in order to achieve fundraising objectives and goals as defined by University Advancement and the colleges/units supported by University Advancement. The incumbent will manage the staff and resources dedicated to all central programs.
Essential Functions: 1. Manage all central fundraising activities in order to meet priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans. Create effective processes and philosophies in order to communicate continuous strategic direction to the central fundraising program. Collaborate with the Vice President of University Advancement and Senior Associate Vice President of Development on annual fundraising goals and attainments for the areas of planned giving, annual giving, special initiatives, and corporate and foundation relations. Decide where fundraising resources should be applied for best results. (50%) 2. Work in close concert with the Senior Associate Vice President of Development on collaboration strategies for the central program and the overall development program in support of donor relationships and activities. (20%) 3. Serve as the chief strategist for the central program. Evaluate pending fundraising projects and initiatives to decide on whether they should move forward and/or if they can be supported by the central fundraising program. Work with University leadership and volunteers on the role they play in fundraising activities. Work with key volunteers of The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees and OAA Board of Directors on fundraising initiatives that support University Advancement’s and Ohio University’s mission and vision. (20%) 4. Maintain a qualified prospect base to develop the central programs pipeline. Engage, solicit, and steward principal gift donors at a level established by the Vice President. Raise roughly $1.5M and conduct 50 visits annually. (10%)
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.
At least ten (10) years of fundraising or sales experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting constituents or demonstrable experience in securing major gifts for non-profits.
At least five (5) 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.
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