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Associate Director of Advancement (FULL TIME)

University of Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN | Posted May 28, 2024

Job Description The Associate Director of Advancement is responsible for securing gifts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to support the strategic needs of the University. This person will collaborate with numerous internal and external stakeholders in order to create successful partnerships. This person is responsible for implementing fundraising strategies as it relates to annual gifts including identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with a focus on fostering positive, professional relationships with annual donors and emerging major gift donors. Company Description Become a Greyhound! The University of Indianapolis is a private, liberal arts university and home to a close-knit community of more than 700 faculty and staff supporting 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students on our main campus. We offer an inclusive work environment where your individual contributions will be recognized and rewarded and the University’s motto, “Education for Service,” provides the foundation for all our work. Situated on 65 acres in the University Heights neighborhood and just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, UIndy’s campus is close to all of the cultural, shopping, sports, and recreational amenities you’d expect in the 13th-largest city in the United States. Want to cheer on your Hounds when they play their rivals in the Great Lakes Valley Conference? UIndy employees and their families enjoy free admission to home sporting events, and many arts and cultural events on campus are free for employees as well. The University is proud to offer a competitive total rewards package, including a generous time off policy, ensuring you can enjoy your time outside of work as you wish. If you’re interested in joining our dynamic environment and experiencing hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application. The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX. Benefits Medical Insurance Vision Insurance Dental Insurance Life Insurance Tuition Discount Retirement Savings Plan - 403B Paid Vacation and Sick Time Accruals Paid Holiday time and additional University days off Employee Discounts & Services Free Parking Onsite Health & Wellness Center For more information about the benefits of being a staff member at UIndy, visit our Benefits site. Qualifications-Associate Director of Advancement 0-2 years of fundraising experience or experience in working in a non-profit setting Bachelor's degree required Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the demonstrated ability to communicate well in writing and speak before large groups. Knowledge of alumni relations, corporate relations and advancement communications preferred. Ability to travel independently across the United States as needed. Valid Driver’s License. Responsibilities- Associate Director of Advancement Responsible for securing a minimum of 175 visits annually with donors and asking them for philanthropic support. Develop and execute a plan to connect donors to the University, working closely with the Associate Vice President of Advancement, Vice President of Advancement, the Office of Advancement staff and other university faculty and staff. Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the University fundraising goals, in consultation with the Vice President of Advancement, and the Associate Vice President of Advancement. Frequent travel and/or evening and weekend duties are required. Collaborate with appropriate advancement and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships. Solicit alumni and friends of the University to support the UIndy Fund, Greyhound Club Fund, and other campus priorities. Represent the University of Indianapolis in a professional manner, at all times. Host or co-host receptions and other donor events locally and regionally. Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the University relating to faculty, students, instruction and research. Continually improve professional competency through training and participation in and/or leadership in professional, organizational and other not-for-profit organizations. APPLY HERE:

Assistant Director for Early Engagement (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted April 23, 2024

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement Programming and working in collaboration with the AFE team, campus partners and volunteers, the Assistant Director of Early Engagement is responsible for leading the development and execution of a holistic engagement strategy for students and graduates of the last decade. This position will facilitate engagement with students from the point of admission to graduation and launch their lifelong relationship with Denison.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and manage engagement strategies for students from the point of admission until graduation.
  • Develop and manage engagement strategies for graduates of the last decade.
  • Manage signature programs for students to include but not limited to the Countdown to Commencement, Senior Week, Alumni Student Council and Destination Series.
  • Collaborate with Annual Giving to manage the Student Alumni Association and to grow senior engagement in the Legacy Gift campaign.
  • Develop and manage a recognition program for graduates from the last decade.
  • Manage the 5th and 10th year committees for Reunion. Identify, cultivate, recruit and steward volunteers for each committee.
  • Manage the 0-4 year reunion experience during Homecoming/Big Red Weekend. Identify, cultivate, recruit and steward volunteers from each class to serve on the planning committee.
  • Collaborate with Alumni Communications and the Knowlton Center on a young alumni newsletter.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Associate Director of Leadership Gifts (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted April 23, 2024

Denison University is seeking a talented advancement professional for the role of Associate Director of Leadership Gifts.  To review the complete position description visit

This individual will qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership prospects and donors at the $50,000-$100,000 level. Identify and encourage increased philanthropic support for the College with a specific focus on growing the major gift pipeline, growing membership in the Leadership Giving Societies levels, and supporting specific fundraising projects and/or campaigns. Cultivate relationships with Denison alumni, parents, and friends to increase the number of donors who give annually to the Denison Annual Fund at the $1,000+ level.

Qualification and Solicitation of Leadership Gifts:
  • Develop and implement solicitation strategies for donors and prospective donors of $50,000-$100,000; secure leadership level support for the Denison Annual Fund. Manage portfolio of prospects, including qualifying prospects from a lead pool generated by Prospect Development; and cultivate, solicit and steward current prospects. Solicit outright and planned gifts. Build a pipeline of future major donors by identifying and soliciting alumni, parents, families, and other donors who have major gift potential.
  • Assist in solicitation of gifts for project-based initiatives or campaigns, including capital projects, recognition societies, Day of Giving and other special, limited campaigns, matching opportunities, etc.
  • Document all personal visits and appropriate phone and email contacts in the database. Ensure all next steps, pledges and recommended actions are recorded and followed-up on appropriately.
Leadership Giving Pool Management and Divisional Collaboration:
  • Identify, with the assistance of the Director of Prospect Management, Denison alumni, parents and friends who have the capacity to become future major gift prospects and leadership donors to the Denison Annual Fund.
  • Identify and solicit $1,000+ Annual Fund prospects.
  • Partner with Institutional Advancement colleagues on growing support for Parent & Family Philanthropy, Reunion Giving, and other programs.
  • Participate in periodic donor strategy reviews, divisional planning meetings and briefing sessions in order to raise substantial funds to support the Denison Annual Fund.
  • Assist with the expansion of volunteer programs by identifying and recruiting new volunteers to meet division needs and priorities.

Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted April 11, 2024

Oberlin College and Conservatory is seeking an Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement to create, coordinate, and manage engaging, fulfilling, and fun experiences for volunteers across many areas of the institution. The Associate Director will be responsible for completing an initial and subsequent annual review of Oberlin’s volunteer opportunities; leading efforts to design and refine a consistent, scalable volunteer experience; coordinating and tracking engagement opportunities with both internal and external partners; serving as the staff liaison for various alumni groups; and coordinating with other staff members to create positive, consistent volunteer experiences with Oberlin. This position plays a vital role in identifying future leaders of Oberlin’s volunteer activities, philanthropic opportunities, and building Oberlin pride among its 42,000 alumni worldwide. Work is accomplished in an in-office environment that values creativity, integrity, diversity, respect, fun, and team-spirit To learn more and apply, please visit:

Development Officer / Advancement (FULL TIME)

Hanover College | Hanover, IN | Posted April 8, 2024

Hanover College is seeking support for its fundraising program through the role of a development officer. Hanover will consider individuals residing within the Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY region, to work remotely.

Please note that the identification of locations does not imply that interested individuals who reside in other areas should not apply. It is simply an indication that the institution is open to qualified candidates living in these areas.

The DO is responsible for managing relationships with donor prospects with the capacity to contribute between $1,000 and $10,000 and to assist in the qualification of donors with the capacity to make contributions greater than $10,000. This individual will be focused on acquiring new donors for the President's Club and increasing gifts from current donors.

The DO reports to the Associate Vice President of Individual Philanthropy, who will collaborate with the Associate Vice President for Advancement, on ensuring that this individual supports the College's Annual Giving Program. This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects (between 200 and 250).

The DO will work independently and as a member of the College Advancement team and coordinate their activities with those of other units in College Advancement and other units at the college.

Principal duties:

Develop strategies focused on acquiring new members of the President's Club and increasing the size of contributions from current donors within the $250 to $5000 range

  • Move donors upwards in the Moffett Society
  • Focus on the qualification of major gift prospects with the goal of moving qualified prospects to the Major Gifts Team
  • Secure a minimum of $80,000 a year for the Impact Hanover Fund
  • Qualify a minimum of one hundred major gift prospects within a year
  • Assume and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals to be set in conjunction with the AVP of Individual Philanthropy and the Director of Prospect Management.
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors
  • Work in a collegial manner with development team in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure
  • Make numerous decisions on best use of time in relationship to expected revenue and travel time and expenses
  • Assist in the long-range planning for the Individual Philanthropy Team
  • Occasional event assistance, attendance at events, constituent meetings, and other regional activities. (i.e., Homecoming, Alumni events in Indy, Cincy, Louisville, and Hanover)

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven experience with constituency engagement and knowledge of the fundraising cycle
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with the Major Gifts Officers in developing appropriate plans for transition of the qualified donors to the MGO Team; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to ensuring that the MGO Team and/or the Stewardship Team is/are appropriately informed of stewardship needs of the respective donors
  • Understanding of the needs and interests of current and prospective donors and connect solicitations between their interests and the College's priorities
  • Understanding of and practice with moves management processes


  • Ability to manage time and effort to secure and increase contributions and to qualify and transition major gift prospects within a timely fashion
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills required
  • Problem-solving, research and analytical skills
  • Solid relationship-building skills with the ability to work effectively with the Major Gifts and Annual Giving Teams


  • Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans
  • Able to articulate the case for support so that individuals "buy in" to the vision/mission/goals and with sufficient effectiveness to secure gifts at assigned donor giving levels
  • Must be able to travel around the region and to other areas of the country
  • Must have a driver's license; weekend and evening work will be required

Other Characteristics:

  • Personal belief in mission, goals, and objectives of private higher education
  • Integrity
  • Initiative-taking & self-starting
  • Sophisticated Enthusiastic & committed to going out and getting gifts
  • Creative
  • Respectful, kind
  • Perseverance
  • Optimism and positive attitude
  • Attention to detail

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum of two years in constituency engagement and/or fundraising
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge

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Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

Associate Director of Affinity Engagement (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted December 21, 2023

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The Associate Director of Affinity Engagement is responsible for managing affinity-based alumni networks, events, volunteers, communications, and programs. Affinity programming is focused on cohorts of alumni with a shared interest or experience. This position will manage affinity-based volunteers and committees while strategically developing programs and communications to engage, connect and inform.

Essential Job Functions:

The Associate Director of Affinity Engagement is a member of the Alumni Engagement Programming team and plays an important role in successfully executing the strategic priorities for alumni engagement. The position is a member of the Alumni and Family Engagement Office and the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Strategy, Implementation and Assessment
  • Inform strategic direction focused on engagement, proactive “customer” service, communication and responsiveness to the needs of Denison’s alumni community.
  • Tracks affinity programming metrics, using consistent data to inform long-term planning.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of existing alumni affinity programs to determine better pathways for successful engagement.
  • Partners with colleagues to identify and foster alumni engagement synergies across Advancement and with campus partners (i.e. Annual Giving, Athletics, Knowlton Center, etc.)
  • Advise alumni interested in forming a shared interest group.
  • Supports planning and execution of affinity events, regionally and on-campus. Partners with Advancement Communications and Events on budget, marketing, content and implementation.
Volunteer Management
  • Responsible for nurturing and maintaining key relationships with leadership of alumni affinity groups.
  • Guides senior volunteer leaders in building strong leadership teams, to ensure a volunteer pipeline for sustained success.
  • Advises and consults with volunteer leaders on a range of issues including annual programming, volunteer recruitment and retention, best practices, University policies, and event planning and communications strategies in collaboration with divisional and campus partners.
  • Convenes affinity group leaders regularly to provide training opportunities, share annual priorities, key initiatives and events, recent learnings, and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Partners with AFE’s Senior Associate Director, Marketing & Communications and Advancement
  • Communications to ensure consistent, relevant, and timely communications for affinity programming.
  • Partners with affinity volunteers to create relevant marketing and communication materials and timelines.
Additional Responsibilities
  • With the Director of Alumni Engagement Programming, manage the day-to-day budget for affinity programming.
  • Regularly assess affinity networks, report key findings to Alumni & Family Engagement and Institutional Advancement leadership. Research and implement industry best practices to achieve success.
  • Assist with and attend “all-hands” Alumni Engagement events, Big Red Weekend, Family Weekend, Reunion, Alumni Council meetings, special on-campus events/conferences, and volunteer leadership assemblies.

Senior Philanthropy Advisor (FULL TIME)

Baldwin Wallace University | Berea, OH | Posted March 8, 2022

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Job Summary: Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and potential donors to secure major gifts in support of Baldwin Wallace University’s strategic priorities and fundraising initiatives.  The Senior Philanthropy Advisor is an experienced fundraising professional who will manage a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with special emphasis on securing major and principal gifts for the University.


Essential duties, tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100-150 active donors and prospects with specific goals and benchmarks intended to secure annual, major, planned, and estate gifts; along with determining their level of support and engagement. 
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gifts on behalf of the University.
  • Organizes prospect visits efficiently and strategically.   Includes key BW faculty, staff, leadership, and/or trustees as appropriate in order to build relationships and secure gifts.    Communicates with all parties via briefings, cultivation and solicitation plans/updates, and donor correspondence.
  • Records fundraising progress via contact reports, cultivation and solicitation updates, correspondence, and other documentation; recording this information in Raiser’s Edge.  
  • Regularly meets with the AVP for Philanthropy and Director of Prospect Development regarding prospect assignments, portfolio reviews, cultivation and solicitation strategies, and general fundraising progress.
  • Requests and makes effective use of prospect research as appropriate.
  • Communicates with Prospect Development and Data Analytics staff regarding information updates to donor or prospect records.
  • Strives to meet and exceed goals for quality monthly visits, yearly proposals.
  • Travels regionally and nationally to meet current and prospective donors.
  • Monitors travel budget and expenses.  
  • Builds and maintains an in-depth knowledge of BW, its funding priorities, and giving opportunities in order to articulate a compelling case for support to all constituents. 
  • Collaborates with Alumni Engagement and other campus partners to engage alumni and friends in meaningful ways, and encourage increased levels of involvement and philanthropic support.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


Full position description, qualifications and application instructions may be found here.

Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Capital University | Columbus, OH | Posted February 3, 2022

Capital University seeks an experienced leader to join the team as Director of Alumni Engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program designed to celebrate, recognize, and steward relationships in support of the University. The Director oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities and events that enhance a sense of community, loyalty, dedication, and support for Capital University. This position supervises 1.5 staff members and will report to the Associate Vice President for Advancement. The salary range is $54,000-$60,000 based on experience. Primary roles and responsibilities: • The Director will provide vision, leadership, and oversight to the alumni relations department; plan, coordinate, enhance and execute s alumni events including, but not limited to, Homecoming, the Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Awards and the Alumni Advisory Board meetings; and staffs the 50th reunion committee with a development officer. • Provides vision, leadership, and oversight to the Office of Alumni Relations, the Capital University Alumni Advisory Board and its committees, and other partners and committees to plan and execute the vision and strategy of the University related to alumni engagement and philanthropy. • Utilizes considerable creativity and imagination in identifying and implementing new programs to increase and retain alumni engagement. Yearly evaluates current programming to assess viability. Benchmarks programs to assess the likelihood of success and the overall need to expand programming or refocus on essential programs to strengthen efforts. • Works with Integrated Marketing and Communications and the Alumni Engagement staff, provide oversight for all printed and promotional, branded pieces, electronic pieces, multiple dynamic website pages, and interface. Work with Alumni Engagement staff to keep information on the alumni website pages consistent and current. • Provides fiscal management for the department. Oversees budget and develops cost analysis for projects. Maximizes quality of solicitations and other material with attention to conserving university resources. • Attends Advancement meetings and university-wide directors' meetings. Attends and staffs key Advancement special events. Participates actively in the life of the university. Serves as an enthusiastic ambassador of Capital University, articulating its mission, vision, and priorities to internal and external constituencies. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (M. A.) preferred. • Must be a seasoned alumni relations and development professional with particular experience in higher education that focuses on high-impact visibility and relationship-building among complex organizations and audiences, 4-6 years of experience preferred. • Must have experience with creating, planning, and measuring the effectiveness of high-touch events and programming designed to foster engagement and provide meaningful opportunities for alumni to support the University with their time, expertise, and philanthropy. • Must have experience with managing complex event-related logistics, including but not limited to serving as the primary decision-maker for all event-related needs, contract negotiation and procurement, marketing and communication, registration, and budget management. • Ability to work directly with leadership in the University and the alumni community and assist and mentor staff in successfully supporting stakeholders. • Ability to oversee development, planning, and execution of a comprehensive alumni relations program as well as alumni activities and events. Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation. Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on Capital University, visit our website at Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking. Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.