Join the dynamic Ohio University Advancement team that serves OHIO Athletics and make an impact on Ohio University’s athletic programs. The Assistant Director will get the chance to support 16 varsity athletic programs and work directly with coaching staff to create and execute fundraising strategies. The incumbent will also participate in donor engagement events and hospitality offerings including home Athletic competitions and Bobcat caravans.
General position overview: The Assistant Director of the OHIO Bobcat Club (OBC) will support the building of a broad base of sustainable, annual support for Ohio University Athletics from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students, focusing on the growth of OBC membership through leadership annual giving ($1,000 – $4,999). This includes, but is not limited to executing fundraising strategies to recruit, renew, and upgrade donors who support OHIO Athletics. The incumbent identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors and prospects including individuals and/or foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets set in coordination with Advancement and Athletics.
Primary responsibilities: 1. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for OHIO Athletics — with a primary focus on Athletics and Ohio Bobcat Club fundraising — and secure leadership annual giving commitments at a level established for OBC. The incumbent also will: identify and verify/qualify potential donors; develop a giving pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for Ohio University; and utilize software systems to facilitate donations and streamlined approaches across a variety of units. (40% of time) 2. Plan, implement, and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop, and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (20% of time) 3. Serve as a sport specific fundraiser. Work with the Ohio University Alumni Association and Intercollegiate Athletics to oversee Varsity Ohio, the former student-athlete organization. (20% of time) 4. The Assistant Director of OBC will participate in donor engagement events in partnership with OHIO Athletics and OHIO University Advancement and will have a presence at Athletics special events and hospitality offerings at home competitions. Events and hospitality offerings may include: Bobcat Caravans, golf outings, home Athletics competitions, OBC Advisory Board meetings, and regional or post-season championship engagement and stewardship events. (20% of time)
LOCATION and TRAVEL: - University Advancement values in person collaboration and relationship building and therefore takes a hybrid approach that combines remote and in-office work days across the division. Unless traveling on university business, staff, including this position, work onsite multiple days per week. The Assistant Director will work from the Athens, Ohio campus and may have the option to participate in the unit’s hybrid approach, upon approval. – The Assistant Director must have the ability and willingness to travel frequently.
About University Advancement: The Division of University Advancement is a multi-faceted unit within Ohio University that builds and strengthens relationships that inspire investments of time, talent, and treasure in the University and its mission. The Division engages alumni and friends in the life of the University and secures private support that advances the University’s strategic initiatives. Through local, regional, state, and worldwide engagement, University Advancement shares OHIO’s story and furthers its mission and vision across the globe. The Division of University Advancement is committed to excellent customer service, fostering collaborative work environments, and celebrating a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Salary and Benefits: Based on extensive benchmarking data, the target starting salary range for this position is $40,296 to $45,837. The salary negotiated at the time of offer will be commensurate with education and experience while also considering internal equity. For more information on the pay structure and Pay Administration Guidelines please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/compensation-pay
RELOCATION allowance or SIGN ON BONUS of up to 10% of the base salary may also be available!
Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, life insurance, retirement benefits, educational benefits for themselves AND qualified dependents, domestic partner benefits, PAID parental leave, adoption benefits, generous PAID time off, and access to professional development programs. More detailed plan information can be found at: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in business, sports administration, or related
- One (1) year of professional experience in fundraising or related field. (Student experience may be considered.)
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
-Master's degree and Intercollegiate Athletics experience preferred.
Ohio University (OHIO) strives to be the best
student-centered, transformative learning community
Now into its third century, OHIO has become one of the nation’s premiere
regional universities, educating nearly 30,000 students annually from more than
120 countries around the world. We’re proud to offer something for everyone
with more than 250 majors, minors, and certificate programs within 11 colleges
on multiple campuses, including a robust residential program and a growing
OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its
forms. Our Athens campus offers students a residential learning experience in
one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses
and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further
advance the University’s