The Ohio State University
Advancement | Development Constituency Fundraising
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director, Annual Giving oversees the management, development, and implementation of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) Grateful Client Annual Giving Program and Annual Donor Journey to help build the College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) grateful client donor pipeline. This role is responsible for the multi-channel annual giving program in collaboration with the Individual Philanthropic Support team and provides support for the Advancement team whose emphasis is on major gift donations and alumni relations. The Associate Director develops and implements targeted strategies that focus on annual giving donor renewal, acquisition and reacquisition, working with the college’s development team members to devise and execute plans that incorporate direct mail, digital, phone center and peer-to-peer outreach into annual giving campaigns; serves as the college’s liaison to the Individual Philanthropic Strategy team within the Alumni Association; and works with the college’s communication team on the design of collateral material for annual giving, major gift and/or alumni engagement purposes.
This position manages alumni, grateful client, prospect and suspect information, data requirements and analysis, and research that effectively support and direct not only the college’s annual giving efforts but also major gifts, donor and alumni / grateful client events. They develop reports that include departmental alumni/grateful client breakdowns, heat maps, prospect demographics and broader data analysis.
The Associate Director is expected to be a strong collaborator and team player; effectively and professionally communicate with college leaders, volunteers, alumni, grateful clients, and donors; and maintain a high level of confidentiality as it pertains to knowledge about our alumni and donor base. This role must be detail-oriented; able to interpret, present and use data to drive strategic decision making; be highly motivated, driven, and skilled in managing and organizing their work and time which will include occasional evening and weekend work. This position will be familiar with and able to utilize MS Office programs, become proficient in the use of both the University’s donor and VMC’s client databases and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. This role may occasionally travel and work occasional evenings and weekends but also offers a flexible schedule including remote work as agreed upon with the Senior Director.
All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.
Manages and serves as the subject matter expert on the College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) multi-channel annual giving program to include the development of targeted strategies that focus on donor renewal, acquisition and reacquisition; partners with the Director of Development to set the vision for all annual fund efforts including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; works with Individual Philanthropic Strategy (IPS) team members to devise and execute plans that incorporate direct mail, digital, phone center and peer-to-peer outreach into annual giving campaigns; serves as the CVM’s liaison to IPS team within the Alumni Association; and manages the solicitation calendar, annual giving donor relations activities, Day of Giving, Thank Your Veterinarian Day, alumni class gift projects, Buckeye Funder projects for CVM and VMC, Pet Memorial Program, VMC Brick Program and other special projects that support the ongoing engagement efforts of the college’s alumni and grateful client annual giving donors. Responsible for managing alumni, grateful client, prospect and suspect information, data requirements and analysis, and research that effectively support and direct CVM’s annual giving efforts; collaborates with central annual giving and Advancement reporting colleagues to design and build new reporting tools; and works with CVM’s communication team on the design of collateral material for annual giving, major gift and/or alumni / grateful client engagement purposes.
Manages data, research, and reporting requests from the CVM’s Advancement team (Chief Advancement Officer, major gift development officers and alumni relations) as well as requests from other college-level departments, units and centers that will assist with strategies and decisions related to travel, donor qualification and solicitation, and alumni and donor events. Reports will include departmental alumni / grateful client breakdowns, heat maps, prospect demographics and broader data analysis. Edits reports and documents for CVM Advancement team.
Manages CVM’s annual giving stewardship efforts including gift acknowledgment process, impact reports, first-time donor program, etc. Partners with the Director of Alumni and Donor Relations and Director of Development to set the vision for all annual giving stewardship efforts to align with college’s overall stewardship plan.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of experience in in annual giving and/or direct fundraising, donor relations, or stewardship; demonstrated expertise with MS Word and Excel, especially the creation, maintenance, and distribution of user-friendly reports.
2 years of related experience managing annual giving appeals and campaigns; experience working in an alumni/donor/customer database to include query tools, data quality control, problem solving and report generation; experience in data gathering, reporting, analytics or equivalent.
The targeted hiring range for this position is $53,800 – $71,700.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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