Current Opportunities

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. The Foundation is charged to encourage philanthropy for UC and UC Health and to secure and steward contributions in support of their 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.


 
Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health

Structure
The Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and has a full-time assignment to the UC Academic Health Center’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health.

Focus
The Assistant Vice President: designs and implements fundraising plans related to assigned priority projects particularly in the College of Medicine and UC Health; works with the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health in cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects; assumes development-related managerial duties in coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development Academic Health Center and UC Health; takes on other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development or related experience, preferably in an academic health center, specific to major gift development, or advanced degree with 7-10 years of experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques associated with major gift/leadership gifts and planned giving
  • Ability to work independently and as part of major gifts team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships
  • Demonstrated success in managing, coaching and mentoring team members
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closure
  • 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 missions of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Digital Engagement Coordinator

Structure
The digital engagement coordinator for the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (UCAA) and Annual Giving is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Integrated Marketing, UCAA.

Focus
The digital engagement coordinator manages digital communication vehicles, including social media platforms, websites/applications, and email marketing to build active alumni and donor participation with the university. As part of the annual giving and member marketing team, the coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a digital engagement strategy that promotes alumni engagement and philanthropic support. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills including a rich understanding of digital and social media, HTML email marketing, website management, copywriting and editing, and a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Requirements

 

  • The digital engagement coordinator manages digital communication vehicles, including social media platforms, websites/applications, and email marketing to build active alumni and donor participation with the university. As part of the annual giving and member marketing team, the coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a digital engagement strategy that promotes alumni engagement and philanthropic support. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills including a rich understanding of digital and social media, HTML email marachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years of digital media and/or marketing experience
  • Candidates should possess very strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Must be willing to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • A thorough knowledge of html and website editing on a content management system (CMS) is preferred
  • Experience creating email marketing messages is required
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Adobe Photoshop is desirable.keting, website management, copywriting and editing, and a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute to join our dynamic team. The Director of Development for the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute is responsible for working with the Senior Director of Development in planning, implementing and managing a major gift program for specific areas within the Institute. Heavy emphasis will be placed on developing relationships with grateful patients, community partners/organizations, alumni and faculty in an effort to secure funding to support the institute’s mission and priorities.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles.
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closures.
  • 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 and UC Health.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Events

Structure
The Director of Events is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Executive Director of Donor Relations and Events.

Focus
The Director of Events provides leadership and strategic planning as it pertains to event development and implementation to support programming priorities of the UC Foundation, University Advancement, UC Health, the UC President’s office and other constituent partners at the University of Cincinnati.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 5-7 years of relevant experience managing a variety of special events for large and small diverse audiences is required, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Preference for higher education event planning and programming experience
  • Experience managing and executing the entire event cycle from planning to implementation to closeout is required
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment with speed, efficiency and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills with the personality to engage and collaborate with all university colleagues as well as external organizations, providing VIP programming and stewardship
  • Experience working with budgets, vendor negotiations, and managing contracts is required
  • Excellent creativity, idea generation, and on-target solutions for the development and enhancement of events
  • Strong knowledge of, and relationships with, event-related vendors
  • Skilled in discovering and anticipating client needs, and designing creative event solutions
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend events and travel as needed
  • Ability to lift and transport event materials up to 40lbs

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Integrated Marketing, UCAA

Structure
The Director of Integrated Marketing for the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (UCAA) and Annual Giving, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and Member Marketing.

Focus
Working with staff, volunteers, campus units, and business partners, the director manages and executes a comprehensive integrated marketing and communications effort designed to advance the Alumni Association and Annual Giving programs and priorities.  Through a holistic approach to communications and marketing, the director will optimize resources to create a brand experience for alumni and donors with an emphasis on promoting philanthropy intended to yield active engagement and participation among its nearly 300,000 alumni members.

Requirements

  • 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
  • Strong understanding of HTML in email marketing and website management
  • Experience in digital and electronic communications including content management, graphic design, PowerPoint, excel and Microsoft office products
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with social networking as a conduit for constituent engagement
  • 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
  • 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.

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Director of IT Services

Structure
The Director of IT Services is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Vice President for Advancement Services.

Focus
The Director of IT Services is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation’s information and technology resources are aligned with its strategic priorities and that IT services are consistent, reliable, easy to use, and cost efficient.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of progressively responsible IT leadership experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Must have 2 or more years of experience in project management and systems delivery
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Server infrastructures
  • Experience supporting Blackbaud or Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred
  • Background in Fundraising strongly preferred
  • Experience working in an environment that supports IT Service Management (ITSM) and ITIL best practices
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and data governance in the field of Advancement Services and philanthropy is strongly preferred
  • Strong functional knowledge of the technologies driving enterprise fundraising software transformation
  • Fearlessness to question everything in the pursuit to find a better way; willingness to question assumptions defining current business practices
  • Experience working in a higher education environment preferred
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, project management skills, and effective communication and documentation skills

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Prospect Management Analyst

Structure
The Prospect Management Analyst – Prospect Development is a non-exempt (hourly) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Assistant Director of Prospect Management.

Focus
The Prospect Management Analyst focuses on optimizing prospective donor pools and pipelines, and providing the strategic insights required to effectively manage UCF’s relationship with its constituents. The Prospect Management Analyst will join a team of professionals who bring diverse skills in data analysis, research, and relationship management. The position will largely focus on supporting relationship management policies and process. Additionally, the Prospect Management Analyst will work independently and collaboratively with other members of the team to provide necessary research to carry out various fund-raising programs and objectives on behalf of the UC Foundation and the University of Cincinnati, while ensuring that all research conducted is accurate, comprehensive and produced on a timely basis.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience (four years minimum in research); background in higher education development is preferred
  • Strong background analyzing, structuring, manipulating, and interpreting data with the ability to determine relevant and irrelevant data
  • High level of integrity that protects all involved when collecting sensitive information about donors & prospects
  • A commitment to the department’s values of: curiosity, partnership, a can do attitude, and courageousness
  • Strong experience leveraging information resources. A keen understanding of available resources and the ability to retrieve information
  • Ability to connect with people to collect relevant, meaningful information
  • Skills to support today’s business expectations – including excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify, understand and interpret financial and other information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines
  • Work independently and know when to partner
  • Self-motivation but asks for direction & guidance
  • Recognition that the position is an internal partnership requires the working well with others across the organization
  • Exceptional, quality writing. The ability to compose concise, focused research documents with attention to accuracy and detail that supports the cultivation and solicitation processes
  • Working knowledge of online databases, Microsoft Word, Excel and other research tools. Experience with a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud CRM
  • Knowledge of the University of Cincinnati is preferred but not required

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Research Analyst

Structure
The Research Analyst - Prospect Development is a non-exempt (hourly) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Assistant Director of Prospect Development.

Focus
The Research Analyst focuses on optimizing prospective donor pools and pipelines, and providing the strategic insights required to effectively manage UCF’s relationship with its constituents. The Research Analyst is responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing information attributed to individuals, foundations and corporations with the goal of preparing reports to be used by the UC Foundation and staff, UC faculty, administration and staff, key volunteers, and the President’s Office. The Research Analyst provides necessary research to carry out various fundraising programs and objectives on behalf of the UC Foundation and the University of Cincinnati, while ensuring that all research conducted is accurate, comprehensive and produced on a timely basis.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience (four years minimum in research); background in higher education development is preferred
  • Strong background analyzing, structuring, manipulating, and interpreting data with the ability to determine relevant and irrelevant data
  • High level of integrity that protects all involved when collecting sensitive information about donors & prospects
  • A commitment to the department’s values of: curiosity, partnership, a can do attitude, and courageousness
  • Strong experience leveraging information resources. A keen understanding of available resources and the ability to retrieve information
  • Ability to connect with people to collect relevant, meaningful information
  • Skills to support today’s business expectations – including excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify, understand and interpret financial and other information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines
  • Work independently and know when to partner
  • Self-motivation but asks for direction & guidance
  • Recognition that the position is an internal partnership requires the working well with others across the organization
  • Exceptional, quality writing. The ability to compose concise, focused research documents with attention to accuracy and detail that supports the cultivation and solicitation processes
  • Working knowledge of online databases, Microsoft Word, Excel and other research tools. You have experience with a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud CRM
  • Knowledge of the University of Cincinnati is preferred but not required

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Senior Director of Advancement Services and Data Management

Structure
The Senior Director of Advancement Services & Data Management is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) reports to the Vice President for Advancement Services.

Focus
The Senior Director of Advancement Services & Data Management coordinates and facilitates the University's mission in the areas of advancement services, gift processing, data management and other assignments as deemed appropriate by the Vice President for Advancement Services. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement Services, the Senior Director is responsible for the ownership of data management policies & procedures as it relates to gift and biographical data within the Blackbaud CRM software as well as the direction of a team responsible for the input and management of all Donor and Alumni data. Their efforts are critical to aiding the University in meeting fundraising goals as part of the University's comprehensive campaign.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience. Experience in fundraising environment required, experience in higher education preferred
  • Progressively responsible experience in a large institutional campaign. Understanding of philanthropy, higher education and fundraising programs is required
  • Experience leading teams and or complex projects
  • Extensive computer software experience including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated knowledge of Blackbaud CRM or Raiser’s Edge is required
  • Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, including University leadership
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated tact and diplomacy in working with a wide variety of personalities. High degree of professionalism, ethical sensitivity and discretion; ability to maintain a commitment to confidentiality; good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans. Ability to lead groups and projects as well as function as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines. Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to act independently and make decisions as required in the absence of the Vice President
  • Excellent knowledge in business communications and financial management

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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