Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of Development

Posting Date 
Ohio University
Athens, OH
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Job Description

The Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of 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.

Essential Functions: 
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. Annual performance metric targets consist of three goals; raise $1,000,000, make 20 asks of $25,000 or more and conduct 125 visits. 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 willingness and ability to travel. Successful candidate must be able to work some holidays, evenings, and/or weekends.

Employer Information
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.

Application Instructions
Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required
documents include a detailed cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three (3)
professional references.  The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 1, 2018.

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