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Director, Advancement (Student Affairs)  #989964

 

Kent State University is seeking an experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Advancement for Student Affairs.  This position is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects in order to generate private gift support for the divisions of Student Affairs and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Reports to the Executive Director, Advancement. 

 In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is the eighth time the university has received this distinction.  Kent State 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 assigned area’s goals and objectives.
  • 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 assigned area 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 assigned college 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 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.  Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred. 

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Director, Advancement Student Affairs to direct you to the application process.  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.  This is a term position (June 30, 2022) and will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

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Major Gifts Officer
Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley
Full Time Position 

For complete position information and to apply, visit www.mercy.com/careers.  Job ID # 4662939.  Please include resume.  Contact Sharon Luklan at 330.884.7019 or email Sharon_Luklan@mercy.com.

 

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to move top fundraising prospects through the major gift process of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for the Mercy Health Foundation.

Position Function

  • Bring a creatively entrepreneurial approach to the assignment of moving approximately 250+ top prospective donors through the major gift process of cultivation and solicitation to gift closure, then stewardship, each year.
  • Direct and conduct cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for select prospects.
  • Assist in the planning, organization, direction and evaluation of all major-donor activities in order to meet short and long range goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate the tracking and evaluation of results against stated objectives.
  • Ensure that effective collaboration exists between the annual fund efforts and the major gift team.
  • Utilize the department database to develop a functional prospect management system.
  • Maintain strong positive relationships with all Mercy Health Administrators to enhance support for and understanding of development programs.
  • Design and implement a donor recognition and stewardship program.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in fund-raising.
  • Ability to manage and garner support for major and capital gifts.
  • Demonstrated skill to work within a complex environment at senior levels with strong capabilities in planning, organizing and managing. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers within Mercy Health and with external partners at the individual and organizational level.
  • Familiarity with prospect research and computer-based fund-raising information systems.
  • Flexibility to travel. Weekend and evening work will occasionally be necessary.
  • Well-developed writing skills, strong verbal communication skills, sound judgment, demonstrated initiative, appropriate professional demeanor and ability to organize and motivate key volunteers to participate effectively in fund-raising activities.

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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy (NDPMA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. NDPMA seeks an experienced advancement professional who has a passion for private Catholic primary and secondary education, experience leading a successful fundraising program, and strong knowledge of the strategies and tactics of admission, enrollment, constituent relations, and marketing. The position will be an important addition to the NDPMA leadership team, reporting directly to the Head of School and working closely with the Board of Trustees.

This is an opportunity for an experienced advancement professional to shape a newly-aligned division and provide a transformational impact on the mission of NDPMA and the students who benefit from the school’s college preparatory experience.

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with five or more years of relevant and progressive experience in fundraising and a working knowledge of admissions and marketing principles and operations. Other skill sets that successful candidates will possess include being an effective communicator who has exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and having excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with proven experience working with donor management software systems and reporting. Fundraising experience in education is preferred with experience in the faith-based education sector strongly preferred. Proven experience in a capital campaign is also strongly preferred.
For more information about this position and to read a full position description, please visit the following web page:  Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
 Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Kent Huyser, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; khuyser@gonsergerber.com.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.

For more information about Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, please visit its web site at https://www.ndpma.org.
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support its mission of forming Christian people, upright citizens and academic scholars. Renowned especially for its academics, Notre Dame's success is the result of a diverse faculty and staff coming together to help shape the lives of young men and women. Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Director of Annual Giving

Clarion University Foundation, Inc. invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Annual Giving.The Foundation seeks an experienced annual giving professional who can develop and execute a comprehensive annual giving program, leading to increased philanthropic participation in terms of number of supporting constituents and overall dollar amount.

ABOUT CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Founded in 1867, and now celebrating 151 years of providing exceptional educational opportunities, Clarion University specializes in preparing students for professional careers in fields including education, business, the arts, the sciences, and health and human services. Enrolling more than 5,200 students from 44 states and 11 countries, Clarion University’s diverse academic portfolio includes 97 certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degree programs, 60 minors, and 16 teacher certification programs offered both online and on-ground across two state-of-the-art campuses. Clarion University is a proud member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education – a university system that values collaboration and coordination in the delivery of high-quality educational opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Clarion University Foundation, Inc., organized in 1969, is a not-for-profit corporation and charitable organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, formed to promote educational purposes in connection with, or at the request of, Clarion University. The Foundation is the organization designated to receive and manage private sector gifts provided for support of the activities and programs of the University. The operation of the Foundation, establishment of policies, acquisition of resources, stewardship of assets and management of endowment funds are directed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation and are carried out by the Foundation staff.

LEADERSHIP

Mike Greer is the Director of Development for the Clarion University Foundation, Inc. He is the senior development professional for the Foundation and oversees annual, planned, and major giving. He has 15 years’ experience in university and nonprofit development. A native of southern Maryland, Mike received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his MBA from Brenau University. He lives with his wife, Lisa, a registered nurse, and their three children in Clarion.

LOCATION

Students embrace learning at our scenic Clarion campus, which is located 77 miles north-northeast of Pittsburgh; at our Venango Campus located in Oil City, Pennsylvania; at West Penn Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh; and through Clarion Online.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for the role that a strong annual giving program plays in advancing the important work of Clarion University and Clarion University Foundation, Inc., while simultaneously complementing and enhancing the major and planned gift program. Specifically, he/she will:

  • work tirelessly to build and articulate a case for support that inspires donors to make consistent and recurring annual gifts.
  • be well spoken and articulate, detail oriented, strategic in his/her approach to work, and able to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues.
  • lead staff, students and volunteers to greater productivity by providing clear goals, leveraging existing budget resources toward the fulfillment of those goals, and measuring progress in real-time so that adjustments to strategy can be made as needed to meet goals.
  • thrive in a metric-oriented environment, be comfortable implementing both goals and metrics for staff members, as well as achieving his/her own set of goals and metrics established by the DOD.
  • strategically manage a small portfolio of annual giving prospects with the philanthropic capacity to make leadership level annual fund gifts.
  • embrace the highest degree of professional and personal integrity and strive to enhance the reputation of both Clarion University Foundation, Inc. and the Development profession as a whole.
  • enjoy living in a smaller community and actively engage in the Clarion University campus life.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, along with 3-5 years of progressive experience in a high-functioning annual giving program, preferably from an institution of higher education.

For more information about this position and to read the full position description, please visit the following web page: Director of Annual Giving Position Description  

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be based upon the individual’s qualifications and educational background, and how well she/he meets the requirements of the position.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Charlie Shepard, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; cshepard@gonsergerber.com. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three annotated professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.

For more information about Clarion University of Pennsylvania, please visit their website at http://www.clarion.edu/ .


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Data Quality Assurance Analyst
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osition No. 988488
Kent Campus - Kent, OH

Develop, implement, and maintain the data quality management (compliance) plan for more than 250,000 alumnae and donor records. Responsible for all phases of the data quality lifecycle including: quality assessments and data profiling; quality design; quality transformation and monitoring that result in measurable and sustained data integrity. Manage special projects related to data and reporting needs within Institutional Advancement. Reports to the Associate Director, Advancement Services, Institutional Advancement or designated administrator.

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Utilize data profiling techniques to assess data accuracy, completeness, and consistency across data sources.
  • Document and maintain data transformation rules and mapping.
  • Identify areas for data augmentation and cleansing; maintain updates from third party sources according to a defined plan and measure effectiveness.
  • Design and implement plans for data audits, correction procedures, and measuring data quality.
  • Manage methodologies (how, where, etc.) of information storage within source and reporting systems; partner with appropriate personnel within the division to design and implement changes when needed.
  • Develop and maintain an annual budget for data-related services and updates.
  • Perform testing and data validation on reports and dashboards as needed.
  • Stay current with IRS regulations, CASE standards, and departmental data needs and implement changes as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, information systems, or a related field from an accredited university or college and two years of experience working with reporting and database development tools. Or a minimum of six years of progressively responsible work experience in data entry, performing data uploads, and data auditing; experience implementing data and process improvements; maintaining large databases (over 150,000 records), with a demonstrated understanding of data manipulation, data design, quality assessment, and profiling concepts.

Requires demonstrated ability in use of enterprise reporting systems such as Cognos, Tableau, SQL Server Reporting Services. Must possess advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word and Access) with ability to manipulate and format data. Preferred Qualifications: Banner ERP experience is preferred.

Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. The annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. This is the eighth time the university has been selected for this honor in ten years.

Application Deadline: 04/30/2018

Application Process: Please apply online by clicking on the title. Data Quality Assurance Analyst http://jobkent.edu/cw/en-us/job/495042/. Please include a resume and cover letter. You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/advancement. This is a 5-year term position and will be re-evaluated at the end of the term.


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Associate Director, Advancement 

Kent State University is seeking motivated individuals to assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising for university priorities.Our ideal candidates will be responsible for managing an assigned portfolio of major gift prospects (gift range $25,000 - $100,000+). Reports to either an Executive Director or Senior Director, Advancement.

Essential Functions:

Coordinate and implement activities designed to increase prospect, alumni and donor engagement and secure philanthropic gifts in support of the functional area, college, or campus or for multiple programs as assigned.

Assist supervisor in identifying prospective donors.

Manage relationships with an assigned portfolio of approximately 150 rated major gift prospects.

Cultivate, solicit, and successfully close gifts from assigned prospects.

Conduct research to identify the priorities and needs of a specific functional area, college or campus.

Assist in the planning and development of special projects relative to the interests of prospects.

May assist with marketing efforts related to developing a culture of philanthropy and securing private gifts.

May develop promotional and public relations material, new media initiatives, and conduct special events to support fundraising efforts.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three years of fundraising and/or sales experience. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule with the ability to travel (which may include overnight stays), and to work nights and weekends. Experience in higher education preferred.

In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies.This is the eighth time the university has been selected for this honor in ten years.Kent State offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

Application Process:This position will provide support to one of the following units.(Please click on the title to apply).You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/advancement.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans


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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Position Overview

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is searching for a new Senior Director of Development to join its dynamic team as a leader. This position will be responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors and will play an important role as the College seeks to grow from a $30M annual fundraising operation.

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Senior Director will lead a growing team of fundraisers to harness the power of 45,000 alumni and friends who are the soul of the college. From our fifth generation farmers to our partners in industry, the college is a family and the Advancement team works very well together to help that family find creative ways to support the CFAES mission. As a key member of the college’s Advancement leadership team, the Senior Director will demonstrate collaboration in building partnerships with internal stakeholders, industry, and individual donors. In addition to leading a fundraising team, the Senior Director will carry a portfolio that will likely be split with 60% individuals and 40% corporations. A partial portfolio of prospects will be inherited upon entry into the position.

The CFAES Advancement team operates under these core values:Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Relationships First, and Transparency. Individuals who are fulfilled by the process of matching donors with their gifts, and are passionate about the agriculture industry, the environment and areas such as food security and bioenergy are encouraged to apply.

More About the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

CFAES has identified three Signature Areas that align Ohio’s highest needs with the college’s greatest strengths. They are:1) Food Security, Production and Human Health; 2) Environmental Quality and Sustainability; and 3) Advanced Bioenergy and Biobased Products. Setting the standard of excellence in these areas means propelling Ohio State to be the preeminent U.S. university in the agbiosciences.

The CFAES 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.

To learn more about this amazing college, please visit www.cfaes.osu.edu.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

With the recent completion of a record-setting But for Ohio State campaign raising over $3 billion, with $155 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 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

General Expectations for the role:

During first 3 months

  • Get to know team through 1:1s and as a group. Work with the team to identify college advancement priorities and how to achieve them.
  • Build relationships and plans with Advancement and College partners such as gift planning, corporate relations, donor relations, foundation relations, development communications, and annual giving.
  • Build relationships with internal partners such as the Industry Liaison Office, Technology Commercialization Office and Corporate Engagement Office.
  • Establish rapport with College academic leaders, prospects, donors and volunteers.
  • Begin discovery/qualifications work towards meeting performance goals/metrics.

During first 3-6 months

  • Implement lead generation and cultivation strategies.
  • Establish solicitation strategies for individual portfolio.
  • Work with development team for best practice solicitation strategies and portfolio assignments.
  • Begin implementation and set dates for solicitation strategies.

During first 6-12 months

  • Begin implementation and set dates for solicitation strategies.
  • Work with Dean and team to build vision and strategy coordinated with college goals and priorities.
  • Continue work towards meeting team and individual performance goals/metrics.

Experience Required/Desired:

  • The baseline of experience we are seeking is six years asking for and closing major gifts at the $100,000+ level (preferably in higher education) along with a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated success in alumni-based fundraising, and industry fundraising, will help you hit the ground running.
  • The ability to travel and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends is essential.

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/.

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.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/ to find out more about University Advancement and apply online at: http://osujoblinks.com/38wl

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

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Thiel Fund Director

Thiel College is seeking a talented, dynamic and energetic professional to lead its Thiel Fund Program.

Thiel College seeks a director to lead a vibrant annual fund program that maximizes the College’s social and multimedia connections. This director position will advance the annual fund operations planning, developing and executing strategies for repeatable gift income and increased participation from alumni, parents, and faculty/staff, while supporting the greater development and fundraising goals of the College.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for all aspects of annual giving for the College. The Director of the Thiel Fund will oversee the designing, planning, execution and assessment of an integrated, comprehensive, and strategic fundraising plan to increase annual support for Thiel College.

The Thiel College Annual Giving program includes: integrated direct marketing via mail, phone, social/digital and email with an emphasis on growing the Thiel Fund through personal solicitation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead annual giving initiatives focusing on oversight of direct marketing, phone and alumni solicitation from all College constituencies.
  • Present the College's financial needs and funding goals articulately, persuasively and with confidence by examining the budget for annual giving in relation to return on investment.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing team and the Vice President for Advancement regularly to ensure the success of the direct mail, electronic communications, giving day initiatives, phone programs, and reunion giving.
  • Collaborate with members of the Advancement department to coordinate the recruitment and solicitation of annual giving prospects.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement Team on student/alumni/engagement, pipeline development, gift progress, analysis and stewardship, and contribute to ongoing fundraising analysis, program development, strategic planning and forecasting.


Key Qualifications

  • 1-3+ years of fundraising or sales experience with an emphasis on direct marketing, communications, or commensurate skills and experience;
  • Ability to cultivate new donors, grow annual fund programs and manage an annual fund prospect pool;
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to look at data and draw conclusions to inform strategies;
  • Superior written and oral communication skills;
  • Familiarity with tracking systems and a high degree of comfort with using technology to communicate and share information;
  • Ability to advocate for a strong partnership between engagement activities and philanthropy in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven, team environment;
  • Ability to work with a diverse and inclusive community;
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the highest level of service to a variety of constituents; and
  • A deep appreciation for and an ability to successfully articulate the educational mission and aspirations of Thiel College to build support for the College's vision of the future.

Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.

Email letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to employment@thiel.edu (preferred), or send materials to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE

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Manager of Annual Programs and Community Outreach

Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley
Full Time Position

For complete position information and to apply, visit www.mercy.com/careers.Job ID # 4659480.  Please include resume. Contact Sharon Luklan at 330.884.7019 or email Sharon_Luklan@mercy.com.

Position Overview:

The manager of Annual Programs and Community Outreach is responsible for developing, implementing and managing specific philanthropic programs within the Mercy Health Foundation - Mahoning Valley that will cultivate strong donor relationships with patients, business partners, Mercy Health employees, community groups and community members. Key strategic responsibilities will be to execute an annual giving program consistent with Mercy Health strategies and goals including developing an annual fundraising program, direct mail solicitations, telemarketing, targeted mailings, donor relations, social media and stewardship programs. This individual will work closely with colleagues to develop a patient fundraising program to generate new gifts to Mercy Health. Responsible for developing relationships with key annual donors and personally soliciting for lead annual fund gifts and other general development efforts. Also responsible for the successful planning and execution of special events, events and activities associated with our annual giving circles; development and successful execution of the newsletter and annual report and the production of relevant collateral materials, press releases and other community facing materials. Is an active member of the community representing Mercy Health and the Foundation.

Position Requirements:

Education:
4-year Bachelors Degree
Preferred Education Graduate Degree (Masters)

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years' experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities in managing teams, proven fundraising success, and advanced communications skills.

Advanced level computer skills.

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Job Title: Associate Director
FLSA:
Exempt
Salary Range:$48,000-$65,000
Effective Date:
January 1, 2018

Position & Occupational Summary

Reporting to the President & Executive Director (ED), the Associate Director (AD) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that OH WOW! achieves its objectives including planning, resourcing, managing and monitoring.The AD will be thoroughly committed to OH WOW!'s mission, with proven leadership, coaching, and relationship and donor management experience.

Responsibilities

Works with the ED and other members of the leadership team to set OH WOW!’s strategic goals and translates these into specific operational objectives.

Assists in the development and execution of OH WOW!'s annual comprehensive fundraising plan, with primary responsibilities related to maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing donors and foundations.

Works out timelines and what resources are necessary, including employees and volunteers, to achieve stated objectives.Ensures that the resources are found and allocated appropriately.

Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and systems

Lead, coach, develop, and retain OH WOW!'s high-performance team

Ensures effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluates and reports on program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to management, the board, funders, and other stakeholders

Makes financial decisions, completes financial reports and monitors financial and program performance

Oversee organization of special events.

Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred, and five or more years senior nonprofit management experience in the children’s museum industry, or any combination thereof.

  • Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Proven track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization
  • Proven commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, collaborate and coach human resources (staff and volunteers), manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse groups
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear sense of initiative, leadership, positive attitude, ability to work both independently and within a highly creative and flexible office environment.Criminal background check required.OH WOW! is an equal opportunity employer.

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Director, Advancement
College of Business Administration (Position #991766)

Kent State University is seeking an experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Advancement for the College of Business Administration.This individual will be primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects (capacity $100,000 to $1,000,000) in order to generate private gift support for the College of Business Administration.This position reports to the Senior Director of Advancement, College of Business Administration.This is an exciting time to join the Advancement – COBA team as we embark on raising funds for a new building!

The College of Business Administration is ranked among the top 100 public business schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings.In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the eighth time we have received this distinction.We offer competitive salaries, 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 Business Administrations’ goals and objectives.
  • 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 Business Administration 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 Business Administration Dean/Directors, 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 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.Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply on the title Director, Advancement, College of Business Administration to direct you to the application process.You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/advancement.

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