The Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) Program aims to broaden the community of donor support for the university by establishing relationships with donors, alumni and volunteers, soliciting leadership-level annual gifts, and identifying future major gift donors to the university.
The Program Coordinator will provide support to the Leadership Annual Giving Program in the day-to-day implementation of long-term strategies that foster a more robust donor pipeline and train the next generation of fundraisers at The Ohio State University. The selected individual will manage and maintain database systems that track and provide critical information regarding LAG Officer travel, solicitation plans, and stewardship activities for donors to the university. They will assist with the planning and operation of a customized fundraiser onboarding and training model, monitor program budget details, and assist the Office of Annual Giving with other administrative duties.
This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills (including tact, diplomacy, and discretion), the ability to maintain confidentiality, be organized and analytical, and solve problems in a complex environment. Flexibility and the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and demands along with proficiency of Microsoft Office products is essential.
Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, the Program Coordinator is expected to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills when interacting with donors, alumni and volunteers and will create and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues from a variety of disciplines across Advancement and the university.
All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires and 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.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; one year of administrative experience.
Experience providing administrative support to a team; experience working in a variety of advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations; experience in database navigation and ability to utilize reporting tools; customer service experience.