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.


Alumni

Senior Director of Alumni Relations & Chief Operating Officer, UCAA

We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Alumni Relations & Chief Operating Officer to join our dynamic team. The Senior Director of Alumni Relations & Chief Operating Officer serves as a member of the UCAA leadership team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the department, participating in strategic and operational planning processes, developing organizational goals, budgeting, and improving efficiency.

Ideal candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of progressively responsible organizational leadership experience or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience, preferably in alumni relations, fundraising, higher education administration or similar non-profit leadership. 
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff and develop high-performance teams. 
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff. 
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting and fiscal management. Past experience working human resources; including personnel, compensation, and recruiting.  
  • An understanding of fundraising in relation to alumni activity and the ability to cultivate relationships with respect to fundraising objectives. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator. 
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management. Positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. 
  • 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.

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 Member Services and Engagement, UCAA

We are currently seeking a Director of Member Services and Engagement, UCAA to join our dynamic team. The Director of Member Services and Engagement, UCAA works with Alumni Association staff, volunteers, campus units, and business partners, to design and implement UCAA’s comprehensive member services program and annual giving strategies. The director promotes active alumni participation, increases alumni engagement and acquires annual donors to UCAA.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience in marketing and/or member services in alumni relations or annual giving, preferably within the context of a higher education institution or a large non-profit organization. 
  • Experience in web and electronic communications including design and content management related to HTML programming, graphic design, flash animation and Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint and Excel. 
  • Familiarity with social networking as a conduit for constituent engagement. 
  • 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 communication; a persuasive and passionate communicator. 
  • Positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.    
  • 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.

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

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.


Development Coordinator, UC Cancer Institute & Cincinnati Cancer Center

We are currently seeking a Development Coordinator, UC Cancer Institute & Cincinnati Cancer Center to join our dynamic team. The Development Coordinator, UC Cancer Institute & Cincinnati Cancer Center provides administrative support to the Director of Development, UC Cancer Institute and Cincinnati Cancer Center. The Development Coordinator, with oversight from the above-named director, is also responsible for planning, implementing and managing the programs, activities and events for Cancer fundraising efforts.

Ideal candidates will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing and managing special events and volunteers. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the proven ability to set priorities and meet multiple, competing deadlines. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently. 
  • A high degree of initiative and the ability to motivate other team members. 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, volunteers, AHC personnel and other constituencies in a professional manner. 
  • Exceptional oral, written and electronic communications skills. 
  • Excellent follow through skills, accuracy and management of details. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, database management, e-mail and web-related programs. 
  • Experience with Blackbaud CRM a plus. 

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant/Associate Athletic Director for Leadership Gifts

We are currently seeking an Assistant/Associate Athletic Director for Leadership Gifts to join our dynamic team. The Assistant/Associate Athletic Director for Leadership Gifts is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive strategy to promote and optimize philanthropic support for Intercollegiate Athletics from prospects locally, regionally and nationally at the $25,000 and above gift level. This position also has responsibility for managing a major gift donors/prospects portfolio for the purpose of developing leadership giving and supplemental private support to fund capital priorities and endowments for the Department of Athletics.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Experience should be in development or closely-related field, preferably in college athletics and specific to major gift development
  • Working knowledge and experience with moves-based development practices
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques associated with major gift/leadership gifts and planned giving
  • History of effective experience with high-level donors and prospects, including the skills to articulate campus priorities and solicit the interest of donors/prospects
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with internal and external constituencies which includes a proven track record of strong interpersonal communication, listening, relationship-building and closing major gifts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of Major Gifts team
  • Proven ability to work collegially with a diverse set of constituents, including donors and alumni, professional financial and legal advisors and UC Foundation colleagues
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including extended work during weekend/evening hours
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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Director of Development, College of Medicine - Educational Initiatives

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, College of Medicine- Educational Initiatives to join our dynamic team.  The Director of Development, College of Medicine, is responsible for planning, implementing and managing fundraising initiatives for specific educational needs at the College of Medicine.  These needs will include, but are not limited to medical student scholarship support, graduate medical education, MD/PhD program, facilities and equipment to provide cutting-edge simulation training environments for medical students.  Primary emphasis for this position will be placed on cultivating and soliciting medical alumni across the country to secure support at the special and major gifts level of $25,000+.  This position will require travel as needed to meet goals (expected minimum 10-20% of time).    

 Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of major gift fund raising experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience in working with senior level faculty and university leadership.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with strong ties to the Greater Cincinnati area and medical or healthcare fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of gift planning and charitable tax planning techniques are a plus but are not required
  • Candidates should possess strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Candidates must be willing to travel (expected minimum 10-20% of time)
  • Valid driver’s license.

 Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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