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Director of Major Gifts, College of Arts and Sciences (Job # 10429) (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted August 12, 2022

The Director of Major Gifts will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual gifts in the range of $100,000 to $5,000,000 for the College of Arts and Sciences from its natural constituency and beyond, representing the college and university priorities, and general areas of interest. The director will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150 to 200 prospects for Case Western Reserve University, partnering with central and school development officers as appropriate. This position will require that approximately 80 percent of the director’s time be on direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for up to 40 percent of their time. Functioning as part of a university development team, the director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with all central and school-based colleagues. Please apply online at

Director of National Development, College of Arts and Sciences (Job # 10399) (FULL TIME)

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted August 12, 2022

The Director of National Development will have primary responsibility for the design, implementation, and solicitation of individual gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences, from its natural constituency and beyond, representing the college and university priorities, and general areas of interest. ($1,000,000+). The director will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150 to 200 prospects primarily for the arts and humanities including the Maltz Performing Arts Center (MPAC), partnering with central and school development officers as appropriate. The position will require that approximately 80% of the incumbent’s time be on direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for approximately 40% of their time. Functioning as part of a university development team, the director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with all central and school-based colleagues. Apply online at

Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund – Reunion and Class Giving (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted August 11, 2022

Manage a variety of initiatives including providing oversight of the Annual Fund’s class fundraising volunteer programs to secure leadership level and participatory gifts, with a focus on reunion fundraising for classes celebrating Reunion 0 through 45th.

Complete job description and application information.

Alumni Volunteer Fundraising Program Management: 80%
  • Administer a volunteer program to expand class giving at all participation levels. Plan, coordinate, supervise and implement the various volunteer activities to reach fundraising goals and objectives for reunion classes and ensure these committees reach their full potential.
  • Create and maintain volunteer fundraising training manuals and materials in collaboration with other Annual Fund staff.
  • Develop metrics to set and manage volunteer/class engagement goals for all committees; prepare and monitor reports on the progress of volunteer activities and determine whether to alter strategy based on results; and act as a champion for fundraising goals.
  • In partnership with Major Gift Officers, Annual Fund and the office of Alumni and Family Engagement staff, identify, recruit and steward volunteer leaders and committee members to develop strong committees focused on fundraising. Communicate frequently to coordinate solicitations and adjust strategies for high-level donors.
  • Manage Volunteer Network Fundraising (VNF), the web-based volunteer portal, to assign prospects to volunteers and track outreach activities accordingly for each class
  • Serve as division contact for staff training and campaign oversight for VNF
  • Support all volunteers through regular contact including personal visits, e-mail, and phone.
  • Work collaboratively with the Advancement Communications and Marketing and Alumni Family Engagement teams to develop marketing communications strategy for class reunions and events.
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail as it relates to managing solicitation reports shared with volunteers, the creation of written solicitation strategies with volunteers, accomplishing projects and tasks in the prescribed time frame, and keeping colleagues engaged and informed as needed concerning program strategies.
  • Oversee the updating of databases to monitor, discern and track the appropriate activities with various populations — such as volunteer recruitment, committee assignments, and donors.
  • Maintain a portfolio of volunteers for cultivation and solicitation in support of Advancement’s annual participation goals. Cultivate and solicit alumni via personal outreach.
  • Serve as Annual Fund liaison with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement
Event Planning: 15%
  • Plan and implement a fall Volunteer Summit involving Denison Annual Fund volunteers, working in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.
  • Plan and implement an Annual Fund volunteer recognition program, including a presidential reception during Reunion Weekend, to recognize volunteers and leadership donors.
  • Plan and implement class-specific engagement activities and events between reunions in conjunction with Annual Fund staff and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.
Other duties & expectations: 5%
  • Attend and staff events including the Fall Big Red Alumni/Parent Weekend, Commencement, Reunion Weekend and Volunteer Summit.
  • Collaborate with other College offices to meet Denison’s fund-raising objectives.
  • Participate in professional activities (e.g., presenting at STAFF or CASE workshops and conferences) to raise Denison’s visibility in the profession and to stay current with trends in the field.
  • Participate as an active member of the university community by attending regular campus meetings (e.g. General Faculty meetings) and events (First-Year Induction Ceremony, Academic Awards Convocation).

Associate Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Associate Director of Annual Giving will plan and execute a sophisticated direct response appeal program (direct mail, email, online) including program administration, management of vendor relationships and their delivered tools, collaboration with campus partners, production and analysis of program outcome reports, and budget management. This is a full-time, continuing, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and functioning as a member of the Annual Giving team. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit:

Director of Parent & Family Giving (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Director of Parent & Family Giving is responsible for the overall management of the Parent & Family Giving program and also serves as a donor relationship manager who plans and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and closure of outright and deferred gifts from parent leadership gift prospects to Oberlin College & Conservatory. This is a full-time, continuing 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Vice President for Advancement. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit:

Conservatory Giving Officer (FULL TIME)

Oberlin College | Oberlin, OH | Posted August 5, 2022

The Conservatory Giving Officer raises philanthropic support for the Conservatory at Oberlin College. While the majority of time will be spent implementing strategies for cultivating, soliciting and closing leadership-level and planned gifts, this position also works with partners in the Office of Advancement on matters related to principal giving, annual giving, and donor and alumni engagement. This position resides in the Office of Advancement and reports to the Associate Vice President for Leadership & Planned Giving; however, nearly all fundraising shall be focused on the Conservatory and related purposes. This is a full-time, continuing, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Leadership & Planned Giving. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit:

Senior Associate Director of Events/Conference Scheduling (Institutional Advancement) (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted July 22, 2022

The Senior Associate Director of Event/Conference Scheduling reports to the Director of Alumni and Family Engagement and will manage the University Calendar of Events and oversee premier campus events. This position will serve as the staff person for the Campus Events Committee (to be created) which will consist of representatives of divisions within the college who plan events. The Senior Associate Director is responsible for the scheduling and execution of summer programs and works with the Office of the President on key campus events such as Commencement, Induction Ceremony and Board of Trustee meetings.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Facilitate and staff the work of the Campus Events Committee , consisting of major stakeholders from The Office of the President, divisions/areas of athletics, arts, admissions, academics, campus safety,facilities, dining, and residence life, as it strives to balance the calendar of major campus events to maximize attendance at events while balancing workload of supporting depts. This cross functional working group will look to inform about pinch points in campus wide scheduling for internal and external stakeholders as well as shape policy to ensure successful support for events.
  • Develop and maintain professional standards and procedures for the production of events in keeping with the set goals for events and the image of the College.
  • Supervise a team of event planning staff focused on producing successful engagement opportunities for the Division of Advancement and the College.
  • Work with the Alumni and Family Engagement event planning team on the staffing of events throughout the academic year and summer, including summer interns hired to assist in event planning and production.
  • Works closely with colleagues across campus and serves as primary event manager to produce successful key events including Commencement, Induction Ceremony and Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Work with event management team on the preparation and execution of summer conferences and events including contract preparation, customer and vendor meetings, coordination with areas of campus integral to the successful execution of summer events which include academic conferences, weddings, athletic camps and community events.
  • Manage budgets and vendors for events and provide budget and event data as required
  • Ability to bring a strategic approach to the events function and to manage and facilitate important relationships with senior leadership, important constituents, colleagues throughout the Denison family, and internal and external providers and vendors.

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Director of the Annual Fund (FULL TIME)

Denison University | Granville, OH | Posted July 22, 2022

Complete job description and application available at...Denison University Director of the Annual Fund

The Director of the Annual Fund 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 was founded in 1831 as the Granville Literary and Theological Institution and renamed Denison University in the mid-19850s. Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established beyond the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Founded by ambitious frontier people who were determined to nurture leadership for the nation, its focus on preparing effective leaders and active citizens remains an essential part of Denison’s mission today. The University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges with a vibrant, residential community of 2,300 undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 9:1, ensuring that students are more than a number, and that they become active participants in their own educational experience. The University offers 65 academic programs and four pre-professional programs that lead to three undergraduate degrees. Denison University fields 26 athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division III level in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Denison's extracurricular options for students include more than 160 student organizations that provide over 600 opportunities for campus leadership. These opportunities are provided on a pedestrian-friendly campus designed by pioneering landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The more than 900-acre campus features the 250-acre hilltop section, a 350-acre Biological Reserve, and historic Denison Golf Club. With an endowment of $1.1 billion, Denison commits over $70 million towards student financial aid each year in the form of need-based and merit-based scholarships. Success for Denison students continues after graduation with 92 percent of graduates employed, in graduate school, or completing service within six months of graduation. Ninety six percent of Denison's 28,000 alumni are working in their desired field or position, or on their way to achieving their professional goals.
Denison University promotes active learning to deliver on its mission to inspire and educate students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society. It provides a curriculum that balances breadth with depth, building academic specialization upon a liberal arts foundation in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. A Denison education is more than what happens in the classroom. The focus of student life is on the whole person, providing a living-learning environment sensitive to the individual needs yet grounded in a concern for community.

Denison University is nationally recognized for the value of its prestigious academic programs and for its welcoming community. Business Insider has ranked Denison #43 in “Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges in America” by analyzing average standardized test scores. In its lists of “America’s Top Colleges” and “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges,” Forbes lists Denison among the very best. Denison is among the top 50 best value liberal arts colleges according to Kiplinger’s and is ranked 11th in the New York Times most economically diverse top colleges. Washington Monthly focuses on what colleges are doing in response to social inequalities and ranks Denison high for social mobility. The University also ranks high for undergraduate service community hours, as well as postgraduate service opportunities with Peace Corps, Teach for America, and City Year.

The Director of the Annual Fund will report to the Campaign Manager and Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Billie Handa. The Director will oversee a team currently comprised of six staff with the opportunity for growth in advance of the next campaign. Current staff include the Assistant Director, Annual Fund; Assistant Director, Annual Fund Direct Marketing; Associate Director of Leadership Gifts; Associate Director, Campus Philanthropic Programs; Associate Director of Reunion Giving; and Assistant to the Director of the Annual Fund.

Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Manager (FULL TIME)

Bluffton University | Bluffton, OH | Posted July 18, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY: The alumni relations and annual giving manager has responsibility to further the mission and strategic plan of Bluffton University by strengthening relationships with students, alumni and friends of Bluffton through meaningful events. Responsible for growing, renewing membership in the President’s Society, and strengthening relationships with current donors below the major donor level. Accountable for meeting annual donation goals for donors who contribute less than $5,000 annually. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The principle duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows. Alumni Programs Develop and implement annual alumni relations strategy to strengthen engagement and relationships with students, alumni, parents and friends. Plan and implement established campus events which include Homecoming, President’s Society/Alumni recognition banquet, Athletics Hall of Fame and Senior Week events. Work with the Affinity groups to carry out their mission and programs. Work with PR staff on effective alumni communications. Support admissions office work through alumni engagement opportunities for outreach to increase applicants and enrolled students. Evaluate and refine alumni programming to support institutional priorities. Manage budget for alumni relations program. Serve as university spokesperson when appropriate. Annual Giving Maintain a portfolio of donors to renew and grow President’s Society membership. Develop and implement an annual campaign strategy to invite gifts of $1-$5,000 for unrestricted annual operations. Manage strategy for special annual giving initiatives like Arts at Bluffton, TEAM Bluffton, President’s Society, etc. Communicate the goals of the annual fund programs to development and public relations staff and the opportunities for collaboration in the implementation of each program. Serve as liaison between academic departments, development and public relations on the production of Arts at Bluffton campaign; serve as host for donor reception(s) as needed. Serve as liaison between athletics department, development and public relations to communicate solicitation plan for TEAM Bluffton fundraisers; support annual Golf Outing event as needed. Analyze strengths, weaknesses and outcomes of annual giving campaigns and programs. Continually research best practices in annual fund programs and evaluate which practices make a good fit with Bluffton. OCCASIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other tasks as assigned (or approved of) by vice president of advancement, such as: Serve as gift entry back-up support. Support Director of PR in event planning and delivery of on campus and off campus events. Assist as needed with admissions office visit planning and special event days. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of this job. Excellent communications skills, ability to express the vision and mission of Bluffton University in spoken and written word. Ability to work harmoniously with people at all levels of an organization. Comfortable interacting with public and inviting individuals to contribute monetary gifts to the university. Self-motivated and organized with ability to handle multiple projects, work on deadline, and communicate effectively with others. Proficiency with Word and Excel spreadsheet functions. Ability to enter accurate data into CRM and perform accurate data analysis to assess strategy outcomes. Strong attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality and contribute to a positive work environment. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required. Prior experience in fund-raising and/or event planning and constituent relations a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT: Typical office conditions with daily computer work. Some travel to conferences and donor events. Occasional evening and weekend attendance at events required. Ability to drive an automobile and possess valid driver’s license APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applications are considered complete when the following materials are received at the office indicated below: Letter of interest Resume Completed Bluffton employment application Send application materials to: Robin Bowlus Vice president of advancement and enrollment management Bluffton University 1 University Drive Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Advancement Services Director (FULL TIME)

Bluffton University | Bluffton, OH | Posted July 18, 2022

POSITION SUMMARY: The advancement services director supports institutional advancement programs and priorities by managing the donor stewardship process and maintaining daily operations of advancement office. Key responsibilities include gift entry and processing, maintaining accurate donor records through the university’s integrated database system (Jenzabar EX), coordination of the acknowledgment and appreciation process and effective communication with donors about all of these components. Works closely with development and business office staff to accurately record and analyze income received by the university through various methods and sources; ensure donations are managed per donor restrictions. Oversees annual implementation of communication strategies for Bluffton’s endowed scholarship program. In addition, coordinates general stewardship efforts (i.e. visit gifts, one on one communications with donors, donor recognition events, etc.) and provides administrative support to the vice president. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: After a reasonable training period, the individual must be able to perform these essential responsibilities independently, without prompts from supervisor: Advancement services Manage entry of all gift income into the database and link to appropriate constituents, university fund, campaign or appeal, donor club memberships, etc., for acknowledgement and tracking purposes. Acquire any additional information needed to process gifts, which may require follow-up with constituents. Produce gift acknowledgements. Manage gift accounting in coordination with the business office to maintain accurate records in both offices. Resolve any accounting differences, confirm with IRS and independent auditor guidelines, and to exchange information needed for gift-in-kind and stock transfer designations. Manage the corporate matching gift income process. This involves following through with individual donors and/or HR representatives at corporations with a matching gift program. Manage the donor recognition milestones program. Manage and process RSVPs for the annual President’s Banquet, support event planner for event. Manage donor stewardship gifts program including inventory, ordering and distribution for development staff. Provide timely and accurate reports for forecasting and analysis of fundraising, alumni activities and data management for university leadership who engage in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Provide support for university leadership by maintaining accurate records, communications and prospect strategies related to major principal gifts. Manage donor travel schedule for president and vice president. Advancement operations management Implement annual communication strategy for endowed scholarship program to enhance donor stewardship and encourage increased giving. Maintain up-to-date donor records for all named, endowed scholarships so that stewardship letters are mailed to the designated constituent contact person. Manage endowed fund balances with business office and Everance; ensuring contributions are moved appropriately per endowed fund polices. Manage constituent records including entry and updates of constituent information. Perform queries and giving reports for advancement staff, business office and athletics department. Ensure accurate data by running various functions to catch items not checked weekly. Work with IT manager to suggest and coordinate procedural changes to improve data reports. Keep current with Jenzabar changes/updates by attending user group meetings, reading on-line newsletters and updates, following forums, net-working with peers at other colleges/universities, and participating in free on-line webinars. Responsible to answer the general advancement phone and email. Serve as advancement division expert for the (ComDoc) advancement printer/copier; educate and assist users as needed; order supplies; resolve minor problems and call ComDoc technical support as needed. Support development staff with communication needs, i.e. monitor and replace stationery and other office supplies for development office. Manage advancement cars including reservations, maintenance as needed and monthly coordination with the business office. Coordinate and report vacation and sick time hours reporting for the advancement division. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum: Bachelor’s degree with 3 years professional experience in advancement office, accounting, non-profit or banking. Proficiency in Word and Excel and proven aptitude and experience in the use of database software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong memory, organization and attention to accuracy/detail. Preferred: Master’s degree and experience with daily operations of advancement office or similar office setting. Supervision of staff Experience with InfoMaker reporting tool and Jenzabar EX DE. APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applications are considered complete when the following materials are received at the office indicated below: Letter of interest Resume Completed Bluffton employment application Send application materials to: Robin Bowlus Vice president of advancement and enrollment management Bluffton University 1 University Drive Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Regional Vice President for Development, Northeast Ohio (FULL TIME)

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) | Columbus, OH | Posted July 18, 2022

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. (OFIC), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, representing 33 non-tax funded Ohio colleges and universities, is seeking an experienced fund-raiser to fill the position of Regional Vice President for Development. This position reports to the OFIC president and works closely with internal staff and corporate trustees to accomplish annual and long-range fund-raising goals. Responsibilities include planning, development and interpretation of fund-raising strategy and activities, maintaining a cohesive working relationship with key representatives of the 33 OFIC campuses in the regions for the position, face-to-face and written solicitation for contributions from business, corporate, foundation, and individual sectors. The Regional VP for Development may reside and work from a home office in northeast Ohio and will be immediately responsible for annual campaigns in the greater Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron, Canton, as well as in eastern and southeastern Ohio. Position requires, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of professional fund-raising experience in a nonprofit setting, higher education advancement experience is valued. OFIC is an equal opportunity employer, women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. We provide a comprehensive group benefits program, including health, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, four weeks paid vacation. Salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000, based on level of applicable experience. Application review will begin August 15. The full job description for this position may be found at this link: Send cover letter and resume by August 15 to

Director of University Grants & Foundation Relations (FULL TIME)

Ashland University | Ashland, OH | Posted July 15, 2022

Job Description
The Director of University Grants & Foundation Relations is primarily responsible for managing and writing proposals in support of Ashland University’s growth goals, strategic initiatives and service offerings. This position is a highly visible role that works closely with executive leadership, the business office, advancement services, and is instrumental with campaigns. Duties are performed within a team environment with a focus on quality and excellence.
Required Qualifications
Managing assigned proposal resources, writing letter-style proposals as well as RFP responses, editing, ensuring compliance with university policies as they pertain to grants, resolving issues, coordinating among key stakeholders, and analyzing solicitations. This position requires that the Director of University Grants & Foundation Relations disseminate all grants to be submitted by the university and assigns the tasks required for their completion throughout the UGSP team. This includes, but not limited to the following:
    • Leads and participates in collaborative sessions to refine win strategy, competitive assessments, and funder hot buttons.
    • Ensures development and distribution of appropriate proposal-related documentation, including compliance matrices, style guides, outlines, schedules, writing guidance, and kick-off presentations for proposals with external partners.
    • Reviews all contractual obligations and legal documents pertaining to grants and engages legal counsel when necessary prior to contractually obligating the institution.
    • Coordinates with the business office regarding budget development and approval as it pertains to cost and contractual and reporting obligations to ensure appropriate schedules and inputs.
    • Authors appropriate proposal sections and works with the marketing department to help design graphic concepts.
    • Reviews all proposal content for compliance and cohesiveness.
    • Collaborates with other proposal staff to train and share best practices and lessons learned.
    • Envisions the entire proposal, ties in the win themes, reviews with the other groups, runs through weekly UGSP staff meetings, understands and manages the entire proposal.


Position Requirements -Identify Essential and/or Preferred Requirements:
  • Communications, Non-Profit Management, Project Management or allied field required
  • Graduate degree or certification in research and writing preferred
  • At least five years of proposal management experience
  • At least eight years of communications and writing experience.
  • Must work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to learn on the fly.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work occasional extra hours and do-whatever-it-takes to get the job done.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a number of projects simultaneously; able to be hands-on as well as strategic.
  • Positive attitude and works well with others.
  • Understands how communications can influence grant results, and is able to articulate this dynamic in interactions with university administration.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to make the complex simple.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and effectively influence with and without authority; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management; ability to project a confident leadership image to faculty, staff, subordinates and executive management.
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.

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Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)

Kenyon College | Gambier, OH | Posted July 12, 2022

Kenyon College is conducting a search to fill the position of Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement. This position focuses specifically on programming and outreach designed for Kenyon’s young alumni and current students. The ideal candidate will embrace innovation and strategic decision-making, thrive connecting with alumni virtually and in-person, and be excited to work in a flexible, hybrid work environment with amazing co-workers. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

Assistant Director for Student and Young Alumni Giving (FULL TIME)

Kenyon College | Gambier, OH | Posted July 12, 2022

Kenyon College is conducting a search to fill the position of Assistant Director for Student and Young Alumni Giving. This role has primary responsibility for managing the alumni class agent program for the classes of 2014 and younger and aiding the 5th (and eventually the 10th) reunion planning committee with planning for social and fundraising goals. Responsibilities connected to current students include running the College’s phonathon/student ambassador program, overseeing a student philanthropy working group and executing the Senior class gift initiative. The ideal candidate will easily become fluent in the software platforms that are specific to the day-to-day operation of the Advancement division, have an interest in data analytics as pertains to giving trends and survey results, and be excited to work in a flexible, hybrid work environment with amazing co-workers. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

Assistant Director of Constituency Engagement and Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

Hanover College | Hanover, IN | Posted July 6, 2022

The Assistant Director of Constituency Engagement and Annual Giving oversees strategies and programming aimed at increasing donor acquisition and supporting donor retention. The Assistant Director contributes to a sustainable and robust alumni participation rate through the education, engagement, and solicitation of current students and graduates of the last ten years. He or she contributes to annual revenue goals through the cultivation and solicitation of employees and parents. The core functions of the Assistant Director are outlined below. Young Alumni Engagement & Donor Acquisition (50%) The Assistant Director will develop, implement, manage, and evaluate annual engagement programming and solicitation strategies for young alumni with an emphasis on young alumni donor acquisition and retention. He or she will serve as staff liaison to the Young Alumni Committee. Annual Giving (25%) The Assistant Director will manage annual giving appeals for the College, including direct mail, e-appeals, Giving Tuesday and Impact Hanover Day. The Assistant Director will also develop, implement, manage, and evaluate annual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship programming for employees and parents with an emphasis on increasing participation and revenue. He or she will serve as staff liaison to the Parent Advisory Council. Future Alumni Engagement (20%) The Assistant Director will develop, implement, manage, and evaluate engagement programming and solicitation strategies for current students. He or she will serve as staff liaison to the Student Philanthropy Committee and the Senior Committee. Advancement Support (5%) The Assistant Director will provide general support to advancement as needed, primarily via attendance and support at core events, including weekends and evenings. Job Qualifications: Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree required. Experience Required: A minimum of three years of professional employment experience, with experience in fundraising and/or event management strongly preferred. Experience using Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred. Skills Required: Excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong writing skills, strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability and motivation to work both independently and as part of a team towards stated and known goals. License/Certification Valid driver’s license. Requirements: Physical/Emotional Physical stamina. Highly organized, self-motivated, self- Expectations directed, competitive, and goal-oriented. Dedicated to the mission of a liberal arts education. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Miranda Maxwell,

Assistant Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

DePauw University | Greencastle, IN | Posted July 5, 2022

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving Communications works in partnership with the Director of Annual Giving to plan and implement robust giving campaigns to all audiences through all available channels (print, email, social media, web, text and phone). This position requires excellent skills in the areas of written, oral and visual communication, data analysis and project management. For more information and to apply online, visit

Associate Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)

DePauw University | Greencastle, IN | Posted July 5, 2022

The Associate Director of Annual Giving is a front-line fundraising position focused on leadership annual giving opportunities among current parents and young alumni. The Associate Director works with Alumni Engagement, Student Affairs and other campus partners to engage parents and cultivate leadership annual giving donors that have been identified with capacity up to $99,000. Young alumni donors are cultivated by the Associate Director in cooperation with Alumni Engagement and other division partners, working on a graduated leadership ask structure that ranges from $100-$2,000. For more information and to apply online, visit

Major Gifts Officer (FULL TIME)

Earlham College | Richmond, IN | Posted June 29, 2022

Responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with many of Earlhams graduates and friends so that they may realize their philanthropic dreams for the College. Responsible for managing a portfolio of donors for purposes of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as well as creating new relationships with future donors. Duties and Responsibilities: Cultivates and solicits major gifts and leadership annual gifts. Manages a pool of 200+ donors, maintaining a robust annual face-to-face visit schedule to provide frequent, meaningful and personalized contact with donors. Provides frequent personal contact phone conversations, email and traditional correspondence to keep donors abreast of the Colleges needs and funding priorities, and to determine how those priorities align with the donors philanthropic interests Immerses themselves in College culture and activities in order to accurately and effectively tell the Earlham Story when meeting with donors. Uses a moves management process to ensure that donors consistently progress toward new, increased or continued philanthropic support of the College. Speaks knowledgeably about primary planned giving vehicles leading to referrals to the Colleges planned giving specialist Documents contact with donors in the database in a timely manner Represents the College at selected events and performs other duties as assigned Relationships: The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development and also works closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and other members of the Colleges Institutional Advancement office. Position Expectations: Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the ability to write persuasively and effectively for varied audiences. An appreciation for higher education and Earlhams commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Ability to travel at least 1 week out of each month. Detail-oriented with proven record of follow-through. Bachelors degree required Additional qualifications and characteristics sought include: The ability to serve as an enthusiastic, articulate spokesperson for Earlham, reflecting a strong commitment to the mission and values particular to a Quaker liberal arts college. Strong team player with a positive attitude and outlook. Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact, discretion, and humanity. Flexibility and willingness to take on other duties as assigned. To apply view the full job listing at:

Asst/Assoc Director of Grants and Sponsored Research (FULL TIME)

Earlham College | Richmond, IN | Posted June 29, 2022

Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director of Grants and Sponsored Research in the Institutional Advancement Office. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment with salary and title dependent on experience. Earlham's full benefit package with insurance, retirement, tuition remission, and 22 days of vacation per year is included. Earlham is a liberal arts college of approximately 1000 students founded by the Society of Friends (Quakers). Our Quaker Seminary offers Masters degree programs and certificates to ~30 students per year and our Graduate Programs in Education graduates ~20 students per year with M.A.T. and M.Ed. certificates. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and 25% are domestic students of color. Our community is characterized by respect for every person, a commitment to social concerns and peacemaking, and a dedication to the integration of intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual growth of all members of the community. Earlham recently committed to making equity and inclusion work among our primary institutional goals, beginning with the Presidents office and including every space on campus. Work in Grants and Sponsored Research enhances college revenue through strategic seeking of governmental, foundation, and corporate grants and contracts. The individual in the role will participate in building a robust and supportive environment for the research and scholarly endeavors of faculty and students through identifying funding opportunities, proposal writing and editing, providing post-award administrative oversight on compliance and financial management, and coordination of a faculty-student collaborative summer research program. The position will report to the Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations and will collaborate regularly with Earlham faculty, Accounting, and the Institutional Advancement office staff. Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Communicate regularly with the Director of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations and Accounting regarding grant activity. Maintain organized grant files, to include tracking external grant applications, report schedules, and grant policies. Identify funding sources for institutional priorities and faculty research, and disseminate this information to appropriate teaching and administrative faculty. Demonstrate an ability to proactively work with faculty to find funding and develop pre-proposals, letters of inquiry, and final proposals in accordance with sponsor guidelines. Help secure approvals for pre-proposals (with budgets), final proposals (with budgets), and awards from internal constituents. Assist with budget development, management, and expenditure tracking. Work with constituencies across campus, including staff and faculty, to provide effective grants management and timely, accurate grant reporting. Inform grant seekers of and maintain currency of federally mandated and foundation grants policies and procedures that include but are not limited to Responsible Research Conduct, Research Misconduct, Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Research, and Vertebrate Animal Use. Assist with developing how-to grant writing resources for constituencies through group seminars and one-on-one sessions as well as the office website. Perform other duties as assigned. Some job responsibilities may be assigned based on the strengths of the candidate. Experience and Qualifications: A bachelors degree is required. Excellent written communications skills with solid attention to detail in editorial and proofreading work. Good interpersonal skills for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, co-workers, and external constituencies. Comfort and proficiency with managing budgets. Strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to organize and manage time effectively. Word processing and spreadsheet competency. Initiative, creativity, and talent for problem-solving. Ability to manage multiple projects with different deadlines. Discretion in dealing with confidential information. General knowledge of a broad range of academic fields, preferred. Prior experience in Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations or related fundraising/grant-writing, preferred. To Apply: Visit the full job description at:

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.