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Sr. Director Principal Gifts

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH


The Ohio State University’s Office of Advancement is searching for a Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts that will be part of a historic campaign in higher education and a key member of the team that will be involved in 85+ principal gifts ($5 million and greater) that will account for over $1B in the campaign. 

About Advancement’s Principal Gifts Team

The principal gifts team at Ohio State serves as a strategic partner with colleagues across 32 fundraising units to raise aspirational, significantly impactful gifts. A service-oriented approach allows partnerships to be built to focus on excellence in supporting the university as we enter the next comprehensive campaign, slated to launch in October 2019. This team will be responsible for the development work needed to raise approximately 35% of the campaign’s goal. Engaging multiple-interest prospects and donors will allow transformational ideas to come to life in the university’s campaign key priority areas of: 

  1. Healthy, vibrant communities
  2. Students
  3. Research

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts is responsible for working with the university and medical center leadership and faculty along with colleagues in university and medical center development on the identification, engagement, cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects and gifts of $5 million and greater. This role leads the effort to increase pipeline for principal and leadership gifts by working with fundraisers and adding value to their individual and collective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts.  

Over time, grows and manages a portfolio of prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $5 million or greater.

Builds and manages a network of relationships with university administrators, deans, doctors and faculty to facilitate the creation and implementation of collaborative big ideas and large capital projects. Interacts with internal contacts such as deans, physicians, directors, faculty, officers, and other development staff to consult on university needs and formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with the university and identify potential donors who can contribute significant support for targeted priority programs and initiatives.

The Senior Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development and Executive Director for Principal Gifts and must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously and coordinate solicitation strategies in a decentralized environment.  This role requires the ability to create and implement a fundraising plan and operate with a high level of creativity, initiative, and motivation.  This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, team orientation and the willingness to set an example for real leadership.  The position requires frequent workweek travel including approximately one or two overnight trips per month, regular in-state travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

Position Environment

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.  Expectations include stellar communications and interactions with constituents, collaboration with colleagues across Advancement and the university and Wexner Medical Center, diplomacy, and discretion.

Performance Objectives

In the first 60-90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:

  • Build strong relationships with college and Advancement leadership, faculty and staff, to advance the missions of the university and James Cancer Center.
  • Work strategically with all internal and external audiences, adjusting as needed to different audiences and different situations.
  • Begin to build meaningful relationships with Ohio State’s most generous donors and potential prospects for principal gifts.

Long-term goals for the Principal Gifts team include raising approximately $1.25 billion towards the next campaign.

Experience Requirements

The selected candidate for this position must have demonstrated success in several areas, including:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • At least six 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 requirements include:

  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably $1M+)
  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience in higher education or a hospital/health care environment
  • Experience working with other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations
  • Five years’ experience working with volunteers and volunteer groups

About Ohio State’s Office of Advancement

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 one year 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:  https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

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. 

How to Apply

Please visit https://advancement.osu.edu/ to find out more about University Advancement and apply online for job opening number 450346 at https://osujoblinks.com/xy7r

Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, Chief Diversity Officer at mizer.43@osu.edu.

 

 

 






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Title:  Chief Development Officer

Department:  Development

Reports to:  President & CEO

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) commits to creating Jewish Connections for Life - ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and passions, at every stage of life. Supporting and enriching the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel and worldwide, the JCBA supports multiple local, national, and global Jewish organizations and initiatives.  Additionally, JCBA oversees the operations and administration of The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life – a 55-acre campus that houses the JCBA, The Shaw JCC, The Lippman School, Congregation Beth El, Center Towers, and JFS of Akron.  

The Greater Akron community is growing and there is a need to enhance and build upon the rich tradition of philanthropy in the Jewish community. We seek an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track-record of developing and successfully implementing a fundraising strategy.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Summary: 

The CDO has primary responsibility for implementing a clear and compelling vision for growing the Financial Resource Development (FRD) platform for the agencies of the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.  S/he will design and execute a comprehensive and diversified fundraising plan which includes working with special events, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, direct response communications (direct mail, e-philanthropy, telemarketing, etc.) missions, volunteer leadership recruitment, affinity group campaigns and planned giving.  This plan will be inclusive of the development needs of the JCBA Annual Campaign, The Shaw JCC of Akron, and The Lippman School, and more generally, The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

S/he will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors.  The candidate should have outstanding organizational and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with staff, donors and volunteers.  The individual will lead a both a professional and lay development committee. This person will also serve as part of the senior management team.

Primary Responsibilities include:  

STRATEGIC

  • Be a thought partner with the CEO and key lay and professional leadership to develop short term and long-term strategies for fundraising growth and success for the affiliated agencies on The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.
  • Develop and execute the overall strategic plan for an integrated philanthropy model which supports the mission of the organization including endowment and legacy cultivation.
  • Create and execute an annual development plan which outlines and highlights the roles, responsibilities, and objectives of each member of the development team, both volunteer and professional, as well as highlights the strategies and milestones that will be measured to attain success.
  • Develop and implement donor recognition and campaign volunteer training programs. This includes recruitment of and retention of campaign volunteers, campaign volunteer meetings, trainings, and contacts as well as the ongoing stewardship of all donors. 

TACTICAL

Management

  • Staff the Campus Development Committee and subsequent sub-committees.
  • Develop a plan to ensure the professional development committee members are tasked with the appropriate duties to ensure the success of the campus development plan.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to the professional development committee and individual team members to enhance their ability for success in executing the campus development plan.
  • Work with the Controller and CFO to develop annual departmental budgets.

 Reporting

  • Track all proposals, due dates and reports for foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  • Drive the process for all grant proposals and reports, ensuring they are assigned to appropriate staff and are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Oversee all weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting for timeliness and accuracy
  • Develop a dashboard containing key development metrics for development team and executive team.
  • Assure there is timely, accurate reporting to donors and campaign volunteers.
  • Present the development plan and ongoing metrics to the board of directors and other key committees as needed.

 Fundraising and Donor Relations 

  • Develop and lead the execution of the campus annual, endowment, and special project development plan, safeguarding the achievement of annual revenue goals.
  • Develop, and steward all donors, as measured by the number of contacts designated in the development plan for each member of the professional development committee, enabling successful solicitations and fund development.
  • Create and execute a strategy for creating and sustaining a base of new annual donors.
  • Create a Major Gifts Plan that includes volunteer and professional participation and support.
  • Create a New Grants Plan which addresses the local and national grants the Federation is eligible for and draft and submit these grants.
  • Lead the organizational fundraising events held in support of campus development plan.
  • Meet annual goals for soliciting assigned donors and prospects.
  • Oversee the corporate sponsorship activities to ensure the annual goal is met.
  • Develop strategy and calendar and oversee direct mail, telemarketing, and e-philanthropy initiatives.
  • Work with key leadership and CEO to strategically assign donors to volunteer donor engagers and professional staff.

 Other duties and special projects may be assigned by the CEO.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference given to professionals with advanced education in business, marketing, or related areas.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in financial resource development, including donor development and major gift solicitation.
  • Experience leading a development team. Equivalent experience in sales, marketing or business development will also be considered.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed under pressure in a dynamic environment and comfortable with change and working in undefined situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaboratively manage a professional team.
  • A leader who can positively impact strategic fundraising and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with deep knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture, and a personal commitment to Jewish values and knowledge of Jewish traditions.
  • While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a prerequisite for this position. Candidates with significant foundation, corporate sales and marketing experience and a client-focused mindset are particularly welcome. 

 

For more information or to apply, please contact sgalat@jewishakron.org




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Director of Advancement
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Position # 995918

Kent State University is seeking an experienced fundraiser to serve the Director of Advancement for the College of College of Education, Health and Human Services. This position is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects in order to generate private gift support for the College of Education, Health and Human Services.   

Kent State University was recently ranked in the Top Tier of Best National Universities by U.S. New & World Report.  Kent State’s eight-campuses make it one of the nation’s largest university systems and Ohio’s third-largest university.  Kent offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

The essential functions of this position are:

  • Develop and implement cultivation strategies in consultation with other professional development staff for generating private financial support based on the College of Education, Health and Human Services. 
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major and leadership gifts.
  • Assist in the University’s capital campaign; cultivate and solicit individuals within Ohio and in nationally assigned regions.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts at the special gifts and annual giving levels.
  • Serve as liaison between the College of Education, Health and Human Services and Institutional Advancement regarding prospect activity.
  • Manage major donor prospects, focusing on individual donors and coordinating with Corporate and Foundation Relations staff on corporate and foundation donors.
  • May assist in planning and developing special projects relative to interests of prospects.
  • May develop and coordinate marketing efforts to target key constituency groups; may oversee development of advertising media and conduct special promotional events.
  • Provide development support to the College of Education, Health and Human Services Dean/Director, faculty and staff as required.
  • Serve on various campus and community committees, task forces, councils, etc.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required and three to four years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience required. Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required. 

Application Process:  The position will remain open until filled.  However, review of applications will begin immediately with a tentative close date of June 21.  The hiring range for pay grade 08-IA is $63,000 - $88,000.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter.  Simply click on Director of Advancement, College of Education, Health and Human Services..  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans




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Director of Development

College of Arts and Sciences – Arts and Humanities Division                                                          

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

 

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to be searching for a new Director of Development.  You will join an experienced development team as the College continues to position itself as the leading academic fundraising unit on campus.  The individual in this position will be embedded primarily in the Arts and Humanities and serve as the liaison to academic departments in the division.  You will be responsible for discovering, maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will have the opportunity to enhance your career as the College seeks to grow to an $80M annual fundraising operation. 

The position will report to the Senior Director of Development in the College of Arts and Sciences and will additionally have opportunities to partner with professionals in principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, alumni relations and events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, communications, and research to ensure their success as a part of a multi-faceted, nimble and well-resourced advancement team.  The ability to both lead and partner on campus while regularly traveling to prospect and build a strong portfolio in an assigned geographical territory is essential. 

Among the College’s fundraising priorities that all development team members have the opportunity to participate in and raise support for are faculty excellence, a vibrant Arts District emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street, a core chemistry facility, graduate student support, undergraduate scholarships providing increased access for academically-qualified students - especially from our Ohio communities -  and experiential learning opportunities for research, internships, and travel abroad.  Helping donors to find where their philanthropy aligns with the university’s and the unit’s priorities provides for a stimulating, creative, and rewarding work environment.

Individuals passionate about the power of a liberal arts and sciences education environment and able to articulate the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the world that we live in today are encouraged to apply.

More about the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors. The College is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university’s 550,000 living alumni. 

Our environment is complex.  It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to thrive in a world focused on continuous improvement; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals.  In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

With the recent completion of a record-setting But for Ohio State campaign raising over $3 billion, with $240 million raised by the College, this experienced development officer will be on the ground floor of planning the next campaign and in celebrating the university’s 150th birthday.  The time is optimal to join this goal-oriented team as an experienced and motivating leader who enjoys mentoring and leading development officers as well as interacting with deans and faculty to align goals and objectives in conjunction with a new strategic plan for the University, College and Advancement. 

 “As we approach the university’s 150th birthday, we must re-envision our land-grant role in the modern light of the 21st century.” – President Michael V. Drake, MD

Annual Performance Objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • At least 12 solicitations of $100,000 or above
  • The ability to raise $3-5M once portfolio has matured
  • The management of a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/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:

  • At least three years of professional fundraising experience in higher education
  • Experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations

You Need To Know

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 this role while procuring transformational gifts. Learn more here:  https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

Please visit www.advancement.osu.edu to find out more about University Advancement and apply online at https://osujoblinks.com/rkk0 . Questions may be directed to Greg Bright, Recruiter, at bright.159@osu.edu.

 


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Mahoning Valley College Access Program
Warren, Ohio

Executive Director


Mahoning Valley College Access Program (MVCAP) is seeking a full time Executive Director. MVCAP is a college access program providing services to students in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, with special emphasis on the Warren and Youngstown City Schools. The Board of Directors of MVCAP value post-secondary education and believe that a better educated population translates to a stronger economy while enhancing quality of life.


The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and is charged with ensuring that MVCAP operates under the policies and guidelines set by the Board of Directors. In fulfilling this responsibility, the Executive Director is responsible for hiring and managing staff, consultants and volunteers and ensuring that the organization’s structure maximizes effectiveness and efficiency. The new Executive Director will be housed at offices located in downtown Warren, Ohio.


General Responsibilities:


The Executive Director fulfills the following responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning, design and implementation of a focused and strategic set of programmatic efforts to assist under-served populations of students and their parents in our region regarding post-secondary education and the steps necessary to achieve their educational goals. Includes management of staff advisors who work with students and parents, and as needed, personally advising these students and parents.
  • Design and implement overall fundraising plan for the organization in partnership and with lead assistance and support from the Board. Develop new opportunities for strategic partnerships, grants, general donations, sponsorships and other revenue generating activities.
  • Takes responsibility for the positive acceptance of MVCAP, its mission and its functions by all entities involved in the flow of business, including but not limited to school districts, institutions of higher education, professional organizations and financial institutions associated with college access and any others that may exist or emerge.
  • Represents MVCAP as required at state and local conferences/meetings that focus on college access and readiness for all students and serves as the chief representative and agent of MVCAP in negotiations with vendors, regulatory entities and various trade and industry organizations.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies as promulgated by applicable government agencies and the Board of Directors, consulting with legal counsel when necessary.
  • Manages the budget process for MVCAP ensuring that expenditures are within the guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. Takes responsibility for managing MVCAP’s resources, including the preparation and presentation of the annual budget to the Board.
  • Manages human resources, including development of an effective and efficient organizational structure. The organizational structure should include a legal and fair performance evaluation process, employee selection process, personnel policy manual, and compensation program. Additionally, provides ongoing staff development and training programs, and an effective internal communications plan.
  • Reviews participant data, periodic follow-up reports, outreach activity summaries and other information necessary to ensure that services are provided effectively. Analyzes data and evaluates progress toward goals of the project.
  • Oversees the development of a participant database and other record-keeping activities designed to evaluate service delivery.
  • Solicits and evaluates applications for MVCAP last dollar scholarships.
  • Establishes and administers marketing plans and programs including social and printed media, website and any new resources available to assist MVCAP fulfill its mission.
  • Scans the political, regulatory and industry environment and develops strategic plans and responses as recommendations to the Board.
  • Approves all strategic partnerships in an effort to leverage MVCAP resources to better serve the students and families of the Mahoning Valley.
  • Must be able and willing to travel overnight (mostly within Ohio) on occasion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the MVCAP Board of Directors.


Qualifications:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling or related area and proven leadership in a fundraising, business, education, financial aid or a college access environment. The successful candidate will possess strong networking skills with diverse audiences from a variety of sectors including education (both k-12 and beyond), business, civic, philanthropic, service and other community organizations that augment the mission of MVCAP. He/she will demonstrate a passion for higher education and a verifiable record of helping others achieve the same as well as a demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by first-generation college bound students and their families. A master’s degree is preferred but not required.

To apply please use link:  MVCAP Executive Director Vacancy




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Corporate Executive of Gift Planning

Columbus Ohio

Job Description

The Corporate Executive of Gift Planning creates, develops, and implements a comprehensive fund development program, in partnership with the Chief Development Officer to build meaningful relationships with philanthropically motivated people who wish to provide annual and future support to the organization's life plan communities and home health and hospice programs and services through current and deferred gifts.

 Essential Activities and Tasks

Donor Development

  • Develops a portfolio of 35 prospective major and planned-giving donors, including private foundation representatives.
  • Develops short and long-range plans to help ensure fundraising expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Uses a "moves management" model to strategically cultivate relationships with prospective donors in anticipation of soliciting major and planned gifts.
  • Applies best practice gift planning techniques to ascertain the best combination of current and deferred giving to match the donor's aspirations with those of Ohio Living.

Fundraising Management

  • Develops strategies to secure ongoing significant sources of charitable gifts.
  • Manages and evaluates all programs to obtain major gifts including current, deferred, and estate gifts.
  • Ensures the continual development of prospect leads to support major and planned gifts

Talent Management and Development

  • Manages the gift planning team.
  • Fosters a positive work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employees.
  • Interviews, selects, and orients new direct reports.
  • Promotes performance expectations so direct reports understand and demonstrate excellence through high quality and consistent performance.
  • Evaluates job performance of direct reports in accordance with the company policy and procedure and provides developmental guidance to staff for improved performance and growth.
  • Monitors accountability with organization requirements prescribed by the Employee Handbook. Documents and engages employees who are routinely not observing these requirements to achieve compliance. Works with Human Resources when circumstances arise that necessitate further documentation and intervention.

Relationship Management

  • Serves as an external spokesperson for the Foundation's mission and goals.
  • Provides input in the development of communications, public relations materials and publications.
  • Fosters, develops, cultivates, and maintains positive and effective relationships with company leaders, board members, volunteers, prospects, donors, residents, patients, and family members.

Board Relations

  • Leads the preparation of materials and agendas for the Campus Fundraising Council, the Fundraising Advisory Committee of the Foundation Board, and other committees.

Operations Management

  • Manages the budget of the Foundation's Fundraising Department; reviews the overall financial statements of the Foundation and monitors the budget to make sure financial goals are met.
  • Serves as a member of the Foundation Officer Team that sets the strategic direction of the Foundation; serves on related committees and task forces.
  • Provides input on fundraising, stewardship, and finance policies.
  • Adheres to federal, state, and local government laws and regulations that govern overall fundraising programs, particularly those pertaining to charitable solicitations and fundraising administration.

All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required, Master's preferred.
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) preferred.

Experience

  • Ten years’ experience in fundraising program management preferred.
  • Ten years’ experience in direct fundraising required.
  • Documented success in major and deferred gift solicitation required.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic fundraising methods and ethics required.
  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the internet required.
  • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge or other fundraising system software required.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Must be insurable under professional liability and crime coverage policies as specified by insurance carrier underwriting standards.

To apply:  Ohio Living #OLF17828


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The Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio (BCFOhio) is hiring a part-time Executive Director due to the retirement of its current director. Formed by survivors, the purpose of BCFOhio is to distribute funds from the sale of Ohio's Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate and other contributions to organizations around Ohio for emergency financial assistance to breast cancer patients and to improve access to quality health care and clinical trials. 100% of funds raised stay in Ohio. The Executive Director serves as chief administrative officer for the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio and is charged with implementing policies and programs for the benefit of women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer in Ohio. This is a part-time position, averaging 15-20 hours per week. Candidate must be an Ohio resident. For the job description and to apply, visit http://bcfohio.org/app.php.


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Executive Director

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

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 its leader of development and alumni relations. The Executive Director will have gravitas, an entrepreneurial spirit and will bring a proven track record of driving growth in fundraising, building relationships and implementing change. The ED is responsible for understanding the mission, needs and value proposition of the college in order to strategically create awareness, engagement and support (philanthropic and otherwise) from a variety of constituent groups including alumni, donors and friends. 

The ED will be a key member of the new Dean’s leadership team and partner with the Dean to finalize campaign planning for the College’s role in the University’s upcoming comprehensive campaign, slated to launch October 2019. The ED/Dean partnership, combined with the engagement of key stakeholders, will position the College to raise funds in support of the Dean’s 4 strategic priorities:

  • Urban and Rural Education
  • Early Childhood
  • STEAM Education
  • Internationalization and Global Impact

 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. 

The ED has dual reporting to both the Assistant Vice President of Development and the Dean of EHE and leads a team comprised of: 1 senior development officer, 1 alumni relations professional, 1 donor relations/stewardship professional and 1 stewardship assistant. 

Position highlights include opportunities to accomplish the following:

Development (75%)

  • Finalize plans and implement the next comprehensive campaign for the college.
  • Lead the development and alumni relations team to identify, cultivate, solicit and secure major gifts of $100,000 and above from individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations.
  • Strategically leverage Advancement’s central services: prospect development, gift planning, regional development officers, donor experience, principal gifts, foundation relations and corporate relations to help accomplish the College’s fundraising goals.
  • Enhance the donor relations and stewardship strategy that will: build, grow and sustain an engaged donor network who serve as advocates and ambassadors and recognize donors in accordance with their level of giving.

 Alumni Relations (25%)

  • Strategically engage alumni in efficient and effective ways with particular focus on increasing support for the college.
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Association to utilize new tools to segment and strategically reach the college’s alumni population.

 Performance Objectives

 First 1-3 months

  • Understand the Dean’s vision/strategic priorities document and college campaign plan.
  • Assess the overall structure, team, resources, capabilities, bandwidth of EHE’s development and alumni relations team.
  • Build positive relationships with EHE’s key internal faculty, staff and external stakeholders.
  • Meet with the College’s VIP prospects/donors/alumni both to introduce self and to continue to introduce the new Dean.
  • Meet with Advancement’s various central services to understand existing College partnerships and successes and how partnerships can be built moving forward based on fundraising needs of campaign.

 First 3-6 months

  • Help finalize the college’s campaign planning.
  • Begin to actively fundraise.
  • Engage with College’s Marketing/Communications team to identify partnership opportunities and needs around development and alumni relations.

 First 12 months

  • Lead the successful launch of the EHE campaign as part of the university campaign.
  • Positively lead the Development and Alumni Relations team while building a trusting and collaborative culture.
  • Continue the fundraising growth of the college.

 Requirements include the experience and ability to deliver the following results:

  • Lead and grow a sophisticated, collaborative team, focusing on its success as a unit and the professional development of its individuals.
  • Build strong relationships with: college and Advancement leadership, faculty and staff, college and university stakeholders to advance the mission and goals of the college.
  • Maintain fundraising momentum needed to accomplish campaign priorities.

 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 six months 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. 

Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience; eight 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); five years management experience.

Desired: At least eight years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably five or six figures and above); eight 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.

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:  https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

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. 

How to Apply

Please visit www.advancement.osu.edu to find out more about University Advancement and apply online for job opening at https://osujoblinks.com/tjl2 . Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, Chief Diversity Officer at mizer.43@osu.edu.



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Sales Associate – Underwriting, WKSU

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR MEDIA SALES CAREER TO A MEANINGFUL PLACE?
DO YOU LOVE PUBLIC RADIO - NPR?
WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE AT WKSU 89.7!

We are seeking a determined, persuasive, skillful media sales professional to join our team at WKSU.  

WKSU 89.7, a service of Kent State University, is an award-winning, highly regarded community institution. With a mission of enriching lives and strengthening the community through the power of media, WKSU engages 22 northeast Ohio counties through partnerships, media placements and events.

Meaningful and Engaging Work:  In this position you will help businesses and non-profits connect to WKSU’s audience with their sponsorship message on multiple delivery channels including radio, digital and events. In this relationship building role, you will reach out to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a high-performance position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account.  While managing an account list you will also focus on developing new business.

Do You Have?

• Media sales experience is high on our list.  In fact, 2+ years is what we are looking for. Sales in broadcast and digital is preferred.
• Passion for public media and the power of radio Knowledge about the programming is beneficial.
• Must have self-motivation and bring an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re looking for a self-starter with ideas and drive to succeed.
• Excellent people skills – Proactive relationship builder with great listening skills and an easy rapport that is credible and trustworthy.
• Communication skills - thoughtful and persuasive verbal and written communications skills.  Can you create professional visual presentations and proposals?  
• An aptitude for analytics – the ability to gather market data, conduct research and use it to deliver effective presentations.
• Time and resource management skills - prioritize effectively to achieve/exceed goals.
• A collaborative personality.  We are looking for a team member who values communicating with management and peers for feedback/insight.
• 4 year college degree; Marketing, Business or related field is preferred; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to six years of experience in sales.


To apply, we require: (1) a letter explaining your interest and how your skills are aligned to this position and (2) your resume.  This is YOUR opportunity TO SELL us on being a qualified candidate for this position!

We Offer

• Compensation package that is competitive and focused on professional development and growth
• Targeted sales training and dedicated management support
• Team of smart, creative and collaborative people
• Core values that include a commitment to the success of all stakeholders, healthy work-life balance and mutual trust, dignity and respect
• An opportunity for free higher education, including graduate level degrees such as an MBA, PhD, etc.
• Generous personal time off, including holidays
• Generous State Retirement Savings Plan along with medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans

For a complete description of this position and to apply online, visit our job site at https://jobs.kent.edu
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans




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Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

Job Title:  PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Department:  PROGRAM DEPARTMENT
Reports to:  JCC Executive Director

The Program Director will contribute to the vision, mission and values of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation by providing leadership, development, and direction to the Program Department of the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown (JCC) with standards of excellence.  The Program Director will oversee the JCC’s portfolio of youth, adult, family, cultural arts, fundraising, grant management, and Federation agency programs, maximizing both return on mission and return on investment.

  1. Supervise, manage and develop all operations and staff of the Program Department, including youth, adult, family, cultural arts, fundraising, grant management, and Federation agency programs.

  2. Coordinate with program clients to ensure excellence. Clients include but are not limited to Federation agencies, area synagogues, United Way, local schools, community partners.

  3. Oversee engagement and coordination of community volunteers in support of JCC and Federation agency programs.
  1. Prepare budgets and engage in ongoing planning and business development.
  1. Efficiently develop lines of business to maximize revenue and mission.
  1. Maintain a high level of applicable professional knowledge, including market analysis, current trends and best practices through ongoing professional education, investigation and development of relationships with colleagues and official entities.
  1. Coordinate with Event Coordinator to provide excellence in presentation and experience.
  1. Coordinate with Facilities and Maintenance Director to ensure a high level of cleanliness and appropriate maintenance of program facilities and equipment.
  1. Coordinate with Marketing Director to ensure effective marketing of programs.
  1. Routinely evaluate programs, along with staff and committees, and make changes to ensure high quality and meaningful services for members and the general public.
  1. Develop meaningful relationships with members through supervision of on-going activities and day-to-day interactions.
  1. Communicate and cooperate with colleagues, members, and lay leaders as part of the senior staff team, including attending and facilitating staff meetings as needed.
  1. Adhere to all JCC and departmental policies.

  2. Quantify program impact of Program Department for use in marketing, operations and reporting.


QUALIFICATIONS​:  Minimum bachelor’s degree and professional management experience.  Ideal candidate is a self-starter who excels at efficiently developing business, connecting with people and who strives for excellence in customer service.  Familiarity with Judaic culture and Israel preferred.  Candidate must be proficient with MS Office and Google Suite, skilled in writing and have knowledge in a related field.

Please submit your cover letter and resume ASAP via email (​humanresources@jewishyoungstown.org​)

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