Salary: The hiring range for pay grade 18 is $58,345 – $93,352 and the target salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity.
The Director of Development for Athletics/Assistant Athletics Director for Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement for Ohio University. This position will manage a portfolio consisting of annual and major gift donors and prospects. The primary focus will be on identifying new prospects (ie pipeline builder), cultivating current/prospective donors, soliciting major gifts as well as stewarding current/new donors. This person shall maintain a full development travel schedule.
1. Manage a portfolio of approximately 200 annual and major gift donors. Identify annual and major gift leads including planned giving. Collaborate with other university gift officers to develop strategies for donors/prospects who have multiple philanthropic interests. Cultivate donors/prospects to successfully move them into solicitation. Solicit gifts at the specified level or greater of the assigned major gift peer group. Initiate, develop and coordinate the creation and delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. The position will require extensive travel to effectively meet monthly/annual goals. (90% of time)
2. Other duties as assigned including but not limited to; Ohio Bobcat Club Advisory Board & Foundation Board participation as well as attending home & away athletic events which could occur during nights, weekends or occasional holidays. (10% of time).
This position requires a self-motivated person with the willingness and ability to travel.
The successful candidate must be able to work some holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required
- At least three (3) years of fundraising experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting constituents to secure major gifts for non-profits, sales experience, or demonstrable related experience
**An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have development experience in college athletics.
About Ohio University
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org