Associate Director of Development, Major Giving (College of Business)

  • Full Time
  • Athens, OH or Dublin, OH
  • Salary Range (Optional but highly recommended to increase equity in the workplace): The target hiring range for this position is $58,972 to $68,556.

Website Ohio University

The Associate Director of Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of the Ohio University College of Business and for University Advancement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification of potential major-gift donors and will work directly with the College of Business Dean and Executive Advisory Board (EAB),and will coordinate activities and events to engage donors and prospective supporters.

The incumbent will also identify and engage regional development markets in collaboration with development colleagues; initiate first alumni contact for the dean, faculty and other administrators; maintain development travel schedules; and coordinate all development staff and gift stewardship activities with donor relations. The Associate Director will work closely with University Advancement’s Central Programs and Development offices on strategies for donors related to those gift vehicles; coordinate strategic development events; develop major gifts pipeline to build a qualified prospect base for the college; and serve as liaison between the faculty, staff, students, potential supporters (individuals, corporations and foundations), and the Office of the Vice President for Advancement.

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Serve as the development officer for the College of Business by managing and meeting priorities and goals that coincide with strategic plans as defined by University Advancement and the college. (25% of time)
2. Identify constituents that may provide private support to Ohio University while acting as fundraiser/strategist/advisor for the unit and/or project(s) and secure dollar commitment at a level established for said unit. (20% of time)
3. Work collaboratively with the Central Programs and Development staff as needed to verify, cultivate, and solicit constituents for major gifts for the university and work with appropriate campus offices to plan, implement, and oversee stewardship programs. (20% of time)
4. Plan, implement, and coordinate cultivation activities for prospects and donors. Initiate, develop, and coordinate delivery of proposals to prospective supporters. (20% of time)
5. Interface with the external relations agents (i.e. Alumni Relations, Development, Deans, and individual unit/project personnel) to coordinate events and activities involving alumni in the pursuit of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects. (15% of time)

– The incumbent will have the option to work from OHIO’s Advancement offices on the Athens and/or Dublin campuses and will be willing to travel to the Athens, Ohio, campus regularly (once or twice a month) for business meetings as well as for special events and/or donor visits. Additionally, the option for flexwork (including work from home) several days a week will be available.
– The Associate 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree

-At least 2 years experience in fundraising, development, sales, business development, or related

An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Salary and Benefits:
The target hiring range for this position is $58,972 to $68,556. The range for pay grade 18 is $58,972 to $98,125. Salary is commensurate with education and experience while also considering internal equity. For more information on the pay structure and Pay Administration Guidelines please visit:

Also offering a RELOCATION allowance or SIGN ON BONUS of up to 10% of the base salary!

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:

Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is being posted in conjunction with the Director of Development, Major Giving ( Only one position will be filled. The university is posting both positions to ensure a sufficient applicant pool to fill this need. The hiring department will first consider applicants from the higher-level position. If the applicant pool does not yield a successful candidate, the applicant pool from the lower-level position will then be evaluated. Applicants are encouraged to apply for either or both positions based upon their qualifications and interests.

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