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Director of the Annual Fund & Alumni Giving (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted November 28, 2022

The Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Giving will design and implement a comprehensive solicitation strategy utilizing advanced technologies, targeted segmentation, and data analysis to enhance revenue for both restricted and unrestricted giving for the University while expanding the rate of alumni
participation. The Director will manage all annual giving staff, volunteers, and activities.

Denison University has partnered with Aspen Leadership Group in the search for a Director of the Annual Fund. You may view the position prospectus or submit an application via this link:

Assistant to Director of Principal Gifts and Senior Development Officer for Parent and Family Philan (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted November 28, 2022

Full job description and application information can be found here.

Perform a full range of administrative assistant duties, including coordination of projects
and campaign planning, requiring knowledge of departmental operations, University
policies, procedures, and programs related to the administrative departments supervised
by the Director of Principal Gifts.

Perform a full range of administrative assistant duties, including coordination of projects
and campaign planning, requiring knowledge of departmental operations, University
policies, procedures, and programs related to the administrative departments supervised
by the Director of Principal Gifts.

Support the Director of Principal Gifts and Senior Development Officer for Parent and Family Philanthropy in our mission of creating and sustaining donor-centered relationships and a productive and efficient fundraising operation.

Coordinate the support work of the campaign, the family philanthropy, and principal gift areas.
Prepare requested reports, budgets, fundraising comparisons, presentations, and benchmarking information.

Maintain Director’s and Senior Development Officer’s calendars.

Assistant to the Director of Alumni and Family Engagement (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted November 28, 2022

Full job description and application information can be found here.

In supporting the team and its alumni engagement efforts, this role may assist with event registration and event preparation; provide email marketing support,; handle basic accounting, reconciliation of college credit cards, and expense reimbursements; submit contracts and invoices for processing; maintain and manage the department budget and related requests for funds; and enter data, feedback, and engagement tracking details into the CRM system. This role also maintains the office supply and promotional items inventories.
Perform a full range of administrative assistant duties requiring a seasoned knowledge of office routines, departmental functions, University policies, procedures and programs related specifically to the office of Alumni and Family Engagement, and broadly, to Institutional Advancement. Functions include, but are not limited to, supporting the Director of AFE in the mission to improve alumni engagement with the college; supporting the team in its execution of the department’s strategic plan; serving as the communications liaison with the alumni council, and managing special projects on behalf of the director, including management of the customer service operations of the department to ensure and maintain the protocols and procedures for delivering an exceptional experience for alumni, parents, students, fellow colleagues and friends of Denison.
In supporting the Director, this role will help set-up and schedule appointments, organize and prepare agendas and handle logistics for meetings, support interviewing and on-boarding efforts, and conduct research as needed by the Director.
The Assistant to the Director is responsible for upholding solid customer service relationships with alumni, parents, students, fellow colleagues and friends of Denison. This includes greeting office guests and answering the main telephone line for Alumni and Family Engagement. This role requires research skills and problem solving abilities to troubleshoot constituent questions. This role also manages student workers and is responsible for the hiring, training and development of student internship experiences with AFE.



Director of Development (FULL TIME)

Franklin College | Franklin, IN | Posted November 28, 2022

Director of Development Franklin College is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development within our Institutional Advancement division. This position will be responsible as the primary fundraiser for Franklin College by implementing the major gift program, including capital campaigns, corporate, annual, and planned gifts. This is a salaried, full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Essential Position Functions • Assist the VP of Institutional Advancement with aspects of designing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive major gift fundraising program for Franklin College; • Assist the VP of Institutional Advancement in designing and managing an institutional corporate sponsorship program; • Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for leadership and major-gift level donors; • Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for capital campaign donors; • Assist Director of Planned Giving with marketing ideas and implementation for Horizon Society giving; • In partnership with Director of Planned Giving, solicit planned gifts and members for the Horizon Society; • Assist with creation of stewardship program to appropriately recognize major donors; • Assist in identifying prospects to diversify and expand donor base; • Support alumni engagement and fundraising in regional areas where assigned contacts reside and work; • Seek and secure major annual gifts and bequests from Homecoming Reunion Alumni; • Other duties as assigned by Management. Qualifications This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. This position also requires a minimum of three-five (3-5) years’ experience in fundraising/relationship management. The selected candidate for this position will possess knowledge of major gift acquisitions and planned giving vehicles and possess a willingness to pursue education in those areas. The position requires a mastery of Microsoft Office products and a familiarity with office work environments. We are looking for an individual who is astute, has a collaborative leadership style which fosters teamwork. The individual needs to be highly organized and a self-starter with professional expertise in effectively identifying opportunities for philanthropy at Franklin College. However, this position must adhere to gift acceptance policies and guidelines approved by the Board of Trustees. This position will travel, and some nights and weekends will be required. APPLICATION PROCESS Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit electronically (MS Word or PDF) a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references via the application link Franklin College Staff Application. Contact Human Resources with additional questions. Franklin College 101 Branigin Blvd. Franklin, IN 46131 Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. 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. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

Associate Director of Sponsored Research (FULL TIME)

The College of Wooster | Wooster, OH | Posted November 23, 2022

( The College of Wooster is seeking an Associate Director of Sponsored Research. This position collaborates with the Provost, Vice President for Advancement, and other key campus partners to further the College’s sponsored research agenda and support faculty research and College-wide strategic initiatives. The associate director develops, edits, writes, and submits grant proposals and reports to foundations and other funding entities; assists faculty and staff with funding searches, develops budgets and various proposal components, and provides grant-related training and timely communication of funding processes and procedures; and ensures proposal and award compliance with internal policies, sponsor and foundation requirements, and applicable state and federal regulations. The associate director also maintains a website to educate, inform, and celebrate opportunities and secured resources.

Assistant Director of Planned Giving (FULL TIME)

The College of Wooster | Wooster, OH | Posted November 23, 2022

( The Assistant Director of Planned Giving is the primary point of contact for all donors with life income and bequest gifts and is responsible for the administration and tracking of all planned gifts. This position facilitates new bequest conversations for all relationship managers by enacting a robust, multiple channel marketing program on behalf of the Office of Planned Giving. The Assistant Director is responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive stewardship plan for all legacy society members. The Assistant Director also assists the Director of Planned Giving and AVP for Advancement in setting the vision and annual goals for the program.

Assistant Director, Advancement Services (FULL TIME)

Otterbein University | Westerville, OH | Posted November 22, 2022

SUMMARY: The Assistant Director provides leadership in research of prospects, portfolio hygiene and development, and serves as lead on data improvement projects. He/she plays a key role in the Division of Institutional Advancement as we are charged with securing major gifts as well as developing the pipeline for the University’s next campaign. He/She will carry on the important work of identifying high potential prospects, analyzing current donors and recommending strategies for new prospects as well as strategies for initiating new opportunities with existing donors and prospects.   This position reports to the Executive Director, Advancement Services. Responsibilities include: Research and analyze new high net worth donor prospects and identify new opportunities with existing donors with a primary focus on Major Gifts. Conduct research and prepare briefing materials with emphasis on constituents’ wealth, interests, philanthropy and relationships. Visually map relationships among donors and prospects to help identify opportunities for Otterbein to maximize fundraising potential. Assess wealth (batch and individuals) using software common to the industry such as Donor Search. Analyze results of wealth and philanthropy screenings of donor database to identify those with potential to make larger gifts. Proactively identify and research new prospects from successful organizations and key industries who may have interests which align with campaigns or university priorities. Act as lead for data improvement projects (employment information, endowment coding, etc). Serve as primary relationship lead with Advancement Services vendors, including but not limited to LexisNexis, VRC, and DonorSearch Research new donors of major giving potential and make recommendations regarding portfolio management and cultivation and stewardship plans. Review prospect pools and make recommendations to improve portfolio hygiene by scrubbing pools to maintain focus on top prospects. Develop and manage processes for tracking University leadership’s Advancement-related activities to include developing a schedule for profile development, meeting deadlines, organizing profiles and ensuring they are appended to donor records. Collaborate with the Executive Director, Advancement Services on trip planning (prospects) for the Division of Institutional Advancement as well as the President’s office and other senior level officials. Build and manage internal forms and associated data entry Fulfill data requests for constituent lists for university’s publication of Towers, direct mail campaigns, email solicitations and other data needs as requested. Enter and maintain accurate contact, constituent codes, mail rules, relationship and other biographical/demographical and transactional data into the University’s fundraising database, Millennium. Maintains data integrity. Conduct research to locate missing address and phone information from alumni, parents and other constituents using a variety of on-line sources i.e. Google, LinkedIn, LexisNexis, WealthEngine, iWave, etc. Possess familiarity with and working knowledge of gift processing standards and practice as well as general awareness of stewardship practices. Assist the Executive Director, Advancement Services with staff training. Remain current and fully informed on research trends and available resources in the field. Maintain highest standards of professionalism and customer services in all interactions Collaborate with colleagues in advancement and other departments. For full position description, qualifications and application instructions please visit:

OFIC Grants Manager (FULL TIME)

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) | Columbus, OH | Posted November 15, 2022

OFIC Grants Manager The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. (OFIC), is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a membership of 33 private, independent Ohio colleges and universities. OFIC is seeking an experienced Grants Manager with a primary focus on grant writing. This position reports to the OFIC president and the successful candidate will work closely with the president and two regional vice presidents of development and be a member of the fundraising team to accomplish annual and long-range fund-raising goals. The primary responsibility is grant management which includes writing, collaborating on solicitation and stewardship with VPs of development, and overall grant lifecycle monitoring and reporting back to the funders. The position focuses on creating a case for support to secure grants from corporations and foundations, along with some limited proposal writing for individuals. The position is responsible for coordinating gift and pledge acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and making regular bank deposits via check-scanning. This work will focus on donor prospects in Ohio but will also include potential regional and national funders. The person will work from OFIC’s downtown Columbus office with the possibility for remote work on selected days of the week. We are looking for a self-starter with ability to work independently and in coordination with OFIC staff, especially with the two OFIC regional vice presidents of development. The person selected will build positive, effective working relationships with all OFIC staff in a team environment. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree and two years of prior grant writing, preferably in an educational or non-profit environment, but may be substituted by relevant experience; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience in using a relational CRM database such as Salesforce or Raiser's Edge NXT; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects; both embracing and having the ability to work independently as well as on a team; and, excellent interpersonal skills. OFIC is an equal opportunity employer, women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. We provide a generous comprehensive group benefits program including, at no cost to our employees and at 50% cost for added dependents, health, dental, and vision coverage. Group Life and LTD insurance are also provided. All of these insurance coverages begin on the first day of employment. If the OFIC health insurance is elected, we provide a HRA amount of $4,000 (individual) or $5,000 (with dependents) to offset approved plan expenses such as deductibles. In addition, a 403(b) retirement plan, with an annual 7% of salary contribution by OFIC. Last, we offer 12 annual paid holidays, summer hours are reduced by ½ day weekly (July & August) at full pay, four weeks paid vacation prorated monthly, three days of additional paid PTO and eight sick days. In addition to these benefits, the salary range for this position is $45,000 to $53,000, based on level of applicable experience. Application review will begin immediately, candidates are encouraged to apply by November 30, 2022. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing example of an original grant proposal and send to OFIC at

Assistant Director of Stewardship (FULL TIME)

Ohio Wesleyan University | Delaware, OH | Posted October 19, 2022

Ohio Wesleyan University ( is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus. University Advancement at Ohio Wesleyan University has an opening for Assistant Director of Stewardship . This is a 12-month, full time, salaried position with benefits. About You You believe in the value of higher education, and you are excited to craft the stories of Ohio Wesleyan students, alumni, faculty, staff, and donors to share the role of a liberal arts education in preparing the next generation of global leaders. You value the roles that donors and alumni play in the successful life of a University. You enjoy working on a campus with diverse people. You are an excellent writer and editor, and you possess the ability to adapt the tone and voice of your writing for specific audiences or specific communication vehicles. You have strong project management skills and can work independently to see a project through to completion, yet you also enjoy collaborating with others. You enjoy sharing your creativity while also adhering to branding guidelines, communication plans, strategic plans, etc. You welcome learning new skills, programs, etc. to implement communications. About Us Ohio Wesleyan University recently successfully completed the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow comprehensive campaign, the largest campaign in the history of OWU. The University will spend the next year celebrating the successful 15-year tenure of President Rock Jones as he retires while also preparing for the appointment of OU's next president. The University recently redesigned its curriculum, which prepares students to make their mark in a global world and to address our society’s most critical issues including The OWU Connection, which is the University’s signature experience. OWU is an academic community that believes in continuously building a campus culture that values every form of diversity and welcomes all people and as such, we continue to include DEI initiatives as a critical element of our work. Ohio Wesleyan enjoys a living alumni population of nearly 40,000 people, and our alumni members and Board of Trustees are highly involved in the life of Ohio Wesleyan. Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Stewardship will assist in implementing University Advancement’s stewardship and communication plans, while reflecting Ohio Wesleyan’s strategic priorities. Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Stewardship Lead the acknowledgment, receipt, and matching gifts processes, including the writing and/or editing of all letters for the University President and Vice President for University Advancement. Implement tactics of annual giving stewardship plans including, but not limited to, the 1842 and Loyal Bishop Giving Societies, by coordinating and creating annual donor impact communications (printed and e-communications), comprehensive giving reports, stewardship videos, and more. Coordinate with the Associate Director of Donor Relations on process improvement of the overall University Advancement stewardship plan to ensure that annual giving and major donors are receiving appropriate stewardship. Serve as the stewardship partner for Foundation and Corporate Relations. Collaborate with the Office of Alumni Engagement on volunteer stewardship. Support in the planning and implementation of stewardship and donor recognition events. Advancement Communications. Write and edit for a variety of print and electronic communications including emails, newsletters, website, letters, video scripts, fundraising proposals, and presentations as assigned. Assist the Director of Advancement Communications in managing and implementing the University Advancement communication flow. Support University Advancement during division-wide events and initiatives such as Homecoming, Reunion Weekend, We Are OWU, Bishops for Bishops, and other special events. Factors contributing to success: Bachelor’s degree in a communication-related discipline such as communications, English, journalism, marketing, public relations, etc. Strong writing, editing, and project management skills Experience using Microsoft Office and Google Previous experience working in advancement in higher education or in nonprofit organizations Previous experience working to manage donor relations and donor-centered communications Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign and Photoshop), Canva, and website Content Management Systems such as Drupal, BigTree, etc. Additional Information & Benefits We offer a flexible working environment where work-life balance is highly encouraged. We also offer a hybrid approach (remote and in office) approach to work. Occasional evening or weekend work is expected. The University of Advancement works hard and plays hard. We enjoy team-building activities such as potlucks and other shared meals, scavenger hunts, personality tests, Halloween-themed parties, and much more. We also are committed to continuous improvement, professional development, and data-informed decisions while following carefully crafted plans. Completed application packets will include: Cover letter with salary requirements Resume or curriculum vitae The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references Three samples or links to your work What we offer: : Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits. As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. NOTE: OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be processed.

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.