Director of Development

The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

Full-time | Temporary
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Position Information
Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Director of Development
Working Title Director of Development
Department Dev Constituency Fundraising
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 453368
Summary of Duties

Director of Development
College of Education and Human Ecology
Position Overview
The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) is seeking an accomplished professional who has a passion for higher education to serve as a Director of Development.
The Director of Development will understand the mission, needs and value proposition of the university and the College of Education and Human Ecology and build relationships with prospective donors to increase philanthropic support. Donors such as alumni, friends, and/or corporations will be identified by listening for opportunities to align their interests and passions with opportunities to donate to the university. The ability to travel overnight, and work occasional nights and weekends, is essential. As this is a brand new position, we are looking to expand our pool of potential prospects so significant discovery work will be required as well.

Position Environment
Around the world, 100,000 EHE alumni are renowned educators, scholars, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. They advance well-being and improve the human experience as nutritionists, exercise specialists, counselors for couples and families, hotel managers, financial planners, retail merchandisers, and healthcare providers.
EHE boasts the most (10) nationally ranked programs of any college at Ohio State. It has the country’s preeminent program in workforce development and vocational/technical education. Other top-ranked programs include: counselor education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational psychology, elementary education, secondary teacher education, kinesiology, human development and family science, and sport management.

Performance Objectives
First 1-3 months
1) Become familiar with the overall structure, resources, and capabilities of the team.
2) Develop a deeper understanding of campaign funding priorities for the College of Education and Human Ecology.
3) Build relationships and plans with central Advancement and College partners including gift planning, corporate relations, donor relations, foundation relations, development communications, and annual giving.
First 3-6 months
1) Begin to actively fundraise by meeting with existing donors and beginning to qualify prospects
2) Implement lead generation and cultivation strategies, engaging appropriate partners as necessary.
3) Establish solicitation strategies for individual portfolio.
4) Work with development team for best practice solicitation strategies and portfolio assignments.
5) Begin implementation and set dates for solicitation strategies.

First 12 months
1) Continue building a portfolio of qualified prospects.
2) Move the prospects through the donor engagement process.
3) Continue working towards meeting team and individual performance goals/metrics by soliciting and closing major gifts of $100,000 and above.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?
The Ohio State University recently concluded the most successful fundraising effort in its history, with contributions from what is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign. The But for Ohio State Campaign raised over $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors, shattering the goal of $2.5 billion. Ohio State is now less than a month away from the public kickoff of the next campaign which coincides with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday. All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.

You Need To Know
The Ohio State University is looking to make an investment in an experienced professional who will evolve the Advancement opportunities for the college and institution and therefore the salary for this position is negotiable. Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of your work. Learn more here:

Closing Statement
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Questions may be directed to Greg Bright, Recruiter, at

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
The selected candidate for this position must have demonstrated success in several areas, including: A bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least three years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e. managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities)
Desired Qualifications

Desired requirements include:
At least three years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably five or six figures and above); At least three years of professional fundraising experience in higher education or a hospital/health care environment; Experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations.
Target Salary $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)

Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 09/14/2019
Posting End Date 09/29/2019
Dept Contact Name Mizer,Stephanie
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-7760