The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

Careers

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and its campuses, colleges, departments and units. The Foundation is charged to encourage philanthropy for the University and to secure and steward contributions in support of UC's education, research and service goals.

All offers of employment, with the exception of student positions, are contingent upon passing a criminal background check and drug test.


Donor Engagement

Associate Director of Communications & Marketing

We are currently seeking an Associate Director of Communications & Marketing to join our dynamic team. The Associate Director of Communications & Marketing is primarily responsible for implementing strategic marketing plans for the UC Foundation and UC Alumni Association (UC Advancement), assuming a leadership role in overseeing internal and external communications, marketing, public relations and website activities.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or a related field and 3-5 years related experience, or advanced degree and 2-3 years of experience.
  • Solid background in website development including: planning, structuring, writing, editing and publishing.
  • Experience in social media strategy and execution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with alumni, donors and faculty.
  • Ability to be collaborative with leaders at all levels of organization.
  • Knowledge and application of AP guidelines.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of SEO, website architecture, and industry trends.
  • Strong leadership, time management, project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Photoshop, web content management systems, and video editing experience is desired.
  • Skilled at multi-tasking and handling complex, crisis communications and high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent and competing deadlines effectively.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

Alumni

Director of Development, Alumni Relations, UCAA

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, Alumni Relations to join our dynamic team. The Director of Development, Alumni Relations is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs in the UC Alumni Relations office. Heavy emphasis will be placed on developing relationships with alumni and community partners in an effort to secure funding to support the mission of the Alumni Association.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising or closely related experience, preferably in a high education setting or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.   
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be willing to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid driver's license required for travel. 
Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

Director of College and Constituent Relations, UCAA

We are currently seeking a Director of College and Constituent Relations, UCAA to join our dynamic team. The Director of College and Constituent Relations, UCAA is  is responsible for managing the creation, development, and implementation of diverse and varying programs and experiences designed to increase, heighten, and promote alumni engagement and participation with the University. The Director oversees staff and programs in the areas of college, constituent and volunteer relations including but not limited to academic alumni relations, student outreach, national alumni networks, international programs, career & corporate networking initiatives, community outreach, multicultural programs, special interest groups, athletics initiatives, homecoming and reunions.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience in alumni relations or annual giving, preferably within the context of a higher education institution or a large non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning, volunteer relations and project management is necessary.
  • An understanding of fundraising in relation to alumni engagement activity and the ability to cultivate relationships with respect to fundraising objectives.
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff.
  • Proven skills in organizational planning, interpersonal, written and verbal communications; a persuasive and passionate communicator.
  • Must be willing to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are graduates of the University of Cincinnati.
Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

Development

Assistant Director of Development, Economics Center for Education & Research

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Development, Economics Center for Education & Research to join our dynamic team. The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating various fundraising and constituent engagement programs to benefit philanthropic opportunities within the Economics Center, including, but not necessarily limited to, Annual Giving (unrestricted),and programs supporting economics and personal finance education in K-12 schools and teacher training programs.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and/or grant writing.
  • Ability to effectively build and sustain good collaborative relationships with donors, colleagues, volunteers, college personnel, and other constituencies in a professional manner.
  • Strong organizational skills, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines, managing details accurately, and following through in a timely manner
  • Preferred demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft, Excel, Microsoft Office, e-mail and web-related activities, and database management.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati.
Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.


Director of Regional Development

We are currently seeking a Director of Regional Development to join our dynamic team. The Director of Regional Development is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the UCF Regional Development Program. The Director will be responsible for building and managing a portfolio of prospects with gift potential at the $50,000+ level through discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls across the country. This position works in close partnership with other UCF college, unit and central development staff and requires extensive travel. 
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience. 
  • Previous management experience. 
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals. 
  • Must be willing to travel extensively for this position and attend evening and weekend activities as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel. 
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in furthering the mission of the University of Cincinnati is essential

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant/Associate Director of Development, DAAP

We are currently seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of Development, DAAP to join our dynamic team. The Assistant/Associate Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). Activities of the Assistant/Associate Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities. 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience.
  • Experience in a higher-education environment preferred.
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati.
Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

Senior Director of Gift Planning

We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Gift Planning to join our dynamic team.  The Senior Director of Gift Planning serves both as a fundraising professional and as manager of the Gift Planning Office.  The Senior Director is responsible for marketing the University’s gift planning efforts as well as the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective donors for planned gifts to the University of Cincinnati. In addition, the Senior Director supervises the Foundation Gift Planning staff and works collaboratively with College and Unit based Directors of Development, outside legal and financial advisors and donors to ensure a robust and successful gift planning program across the University.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience. Masters or a Juris Doctorate preferred.
  • Demonstrated, effective client/donor relationship building.
  • The position requires a thorough knowledge of charitable gift planning, and federal regulations that impact the process of charitable gift planning.
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to write and speak with precision and clarity about gift planning subjects and the ability to adjust language and tone to fit the audience.
  • Demonstrated exercise of independent judgment, serious attention to detail and thoughtful interaction with donors and prospects. 
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of high level clients/donors with a high degree of personalized/custom relationship interaction and support.
  • Ability to train and motivate gift officers in the area of gift planning.
  • Ability to shape and articulate both a verbal and written compelling case for support.
  • Evidence of a commitment to the philanthropic support of higher education.

 Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online. 

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