Development Associate

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We are adding a new position to our development team at the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and invite you to consider applying to be our Development Associate. The focus of your work will be anchored in raising money for student scholarships and program support of campuses in our 33-member network of private, independent colleges and universities in Ohio. We are looking for someone to join us as soon as possible and to have responsibilities for grant writing and grant management, donor stewardship, and coordination between our student scholars and their funders (our donors). We are always looking for new donors, so taking on your own limited portfolio of new corporate, foundation, and individual donors will also be expected. It’s a full-time position with the option of remote work, at the discretion of the supervisor and after several weeks on the job. We’d like you to be from central Ohio but are open to you working from anywhere in Ohio so long as you’d be available to join us when we gather as a staff for occasional events and meetings in central Ohio and around the state. To learn more about the position, check out the job description here. For more info on OFIC visit

OFIC, is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a membership of 33 private, independent Ohio colleges and universities. To be successful in this position, you will work closely with the two Regional Vice Presidents of Development and members of the OFIC Scholarship Team. The position is full-time (40 hours/week), Monday through Friday, and reports to the President of OFIC. You need to be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in coordination with the OFIC staff of seven. You will build positive, effective working relationships with Board members, donors, and OFIC staff in a team environment.

Job requirements include: Bachelor’s degree preferred (may be substituted by relevant experience); two years prior experience preferably with a fundraising/development/ higher education organization. You should have proficiency in Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and experience in Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge NXT or another CRM database. Prior grant writing experience will help you to excel in the position. Additional requirements are excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects; ability to work both independently and in a team; excellent interpersonal skills; and a willingness to demonstrate a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, through email or letters.

OFIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity, inclusion, and equity as we seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we have the strongest team possible. We provide a generous comprehensive group benefits program including health insurance, dental, and vision coverage at no cost to our employees and at 50% cost for added dependents. Learn more about our HR benefits here. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $60,000, based on your level of applicable experience.

Application review will begin immediately, candidates are encouraged to apply by March 17, 2023. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to OFIC at [email protected]. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position has been filled.

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