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 Director of Development, Economics Center

Structure
The Assistant Director of Development is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF), is assigned to work with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), and reports to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and Campaign Director and the Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

Focus
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 annual giving appeals, fundraising events, corporate and foundation relations, and, in collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs, on major gift support from individuals.

Requirements

  • 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 Economic Center and the University of Cincinnati

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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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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Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, New York Metro Area

Structure
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, New York Metro Area, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF), is a member of the Central Programs Team and reports to the Vice President for Development.

Focus
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development will support the UC Foundation’s campaign efforts by making discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls on high capacity prospects and existing donors in the major New York, NY region. The individual will bring vision and strong execution and follow-through to the UC Foundation, leveraging his/her experience working in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development experience or advanced degree with 7-10 years of development experience. Experience should be at the Director, Senior Director, or Assistant VP level
  • Demonstrable evidence of closing 7 figure or more gifts through a well thought-out strategy and focused relationship building best practices
  • Demonstrable evidence of donor centric, collegial and effective work in highly complex higher education systems and environments, including but not limited to students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and industry professionals
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising
  • Candidate that is currently a resident of New York area, with strong knowledge of the University would be considered
  • Must be willing to travel extensively for this position. Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • University of Cincinnati graduate is a plus

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Associate Director, Communications and Marketing & Senior Advancement Writer

Structure
The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

Focus
The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer is a full-time position responsible for fundraising communications around key initiatives and campaigns targeted to high-end donors for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health including proposals, case statements, campaign materials and the UC Foundation’s Annual Report. The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer has exemplary written communication and research skills, strong interpersonal and strategic-thinking skills and can successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of advancement writing experience, specifically in higher education, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and group communications skills
  • Proven ability to develop communications materials resulting in significant philanthropy
  • Proven ability to guide projects, develop strategy and guidelines
  • Understanding of best practices in fundraising communications across print and digital multiple platforms
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills
  • Ability to understand and write about complex and technical subject matter clearly and succinctly
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Impeccable proofreading, spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with AP style and in-house style guides

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Coordinator, Events

Structure
The Events Coordinator is an hourly (non-exempt) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Events

Focus
The Events Coordinator will provide Events and office management support for Events programming that supports UCF.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years of experience
  • Able to work non-traditional, flexible hours, as needed for events, including some evenings, weekends and travel when needed
  • Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to access and work with databases and mail merges
  • Demonstrated leadership, time management, project management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with alumni, donors, faculty and colleagues
  • Strong verbal, written and telephone communications skills
  • Skilled at multi-tasking and handling high-pressure situations
  • Ability to lift and transport event materials up to 40lbs

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Database Analyst & Report Writer

Structure
The Database Analyst & Report Writer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Reporting Services.

Focus
The Foundation is heavily dependent on the information systems and data which support the fundraising priorities of the institution. The ability to retrieve data accurately and in a timely manner is of primary importance to efficient operations. The Database Analyst & Report Writer is responsible for working with the UC Foundation and the UC Health IT teams to extract and report on data derived from multiple data sources. This position serves as a data expert and is the coordinator of day-to-day methods used to retrieve data and generate reports. The position provides a link between raw enterprise data and the functional teams by aiding our internal customers in the retrieval of data. The position aids customers to quickly and accurately retrieve data for decision-making and fundraising initiatives.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience with database systems preferred
  • Ability to work in a changing and team environment
  • Must have experience with database development, SQL and SSRS
  • .Net development experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with fund raising and higher education preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud products highly preferred
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, effective communication and documentation skills
  • You are a data aficionado – you love to analyze it, help structure it, manipulate it, interpret it, and knowing when it means absolutely nothing

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director, Gift Planning

Structure
The Director of Gift Planning is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Gift Planning.

Focus
The Director of Gift Planning serves both as a fundraising professional and as manager of the Gift Planning Office. The Director of Gift Planning holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other and financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. The Director of Gift Planning serves as fundraising liaison to several University areas and UC Health and prepares written materials, including working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and IRA charitable rollovers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience in raising funds through outright and deferred giving; proven ability to manage prospects, generate high-level strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects, supervise volunteers, and establish goals; strong attention to detail, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills; and the ability to travel and attend College functions during and after normal business hours are required
  • A proven fundraising track record and detailed in-depth knowledge of gift planning and its complexities including estate planning, tax laws, wills, trusts, etc.
  • Research and analyze large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects
  • A familiarity with tax, legal, and financial concepts and strategies involved in estate and philanthropic planning
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Previous experience working at an institution of higher education preferred

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program

Structure
The Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health.

Focus
The Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program (GPFP) will oversee implementation and management of the comprehensive grateful patient and family program. This will includes prospect identification, patient and family engagement as necessary, health care provider training and orientation (Clinician Champions), implementation of a direct mail program, planning and execution of UC Health related events and activities related to GPFP, program tracking and reporting, and implementation of the UC Health employee cultivation and giving efforts. The position will manage one to two direct reports in addition to working directly with physicians, faculty, and staff within the UC Foundation and UC Health.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to lead, manage, evaluate and motivate direct report team
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the proven ability to set priorities and meet multiple, competing deadlines
  • Excellent follow-through skills, accuracy and management of details
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, social media, database management, e-mail and web-related program

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, HLVI

Structure
The Director of Development, Academic Health Center/UC Health for the University of Cincinnati Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute (HLVI) is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Development, College of Medicine and UC Health.

Focus
A collaboration of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, HLVI is a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional home for education, training, research and patient care for complex cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, disorders and conditions. HLVI consists of 9 recognized centers of excellence and 3 programs of distinction. The Director of Development, HLVI is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs related to HLVI-related research, education and patient care in the College of Medicine, UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Heavy emphasis will be placed on building an effective development program, identifying and qualifying prospects, developing relationships with prospects, community partners, faculty and grateful patients for the purpose of special and major gift solicitation. Activities of the Director of Development, HLVI will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising endeavors, but specifically support the interests and needs of the College of Medicine and UC Health as they relate to HLVI.

Requirements

  • 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 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 and UC Health

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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Web Developer and UI Designer

Structure
The Web Developer and UI Designer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Director of Digital Communications and works in collaboration with the Advancement Services team. 

Focus
The Communications and Marketing Team provides full-service communications and design support for all departments at the University of Cincinnati Foundation. As a member of the digital communications team, the web developer will provide custom solutions to client needs across the Foundation. The Web Developer and UI Designer should speak both the business and technical languages fluently, and be passionate about hands-on technical configuration, creative problem solving and mentoring. While the primary focus of the position will be public-facing content on foundation.uc.edu and alumni.uc.edu, the Web Developer and UI Designer will need to develop a strong working understanding of how the fundraising database (Blackbaud CRM) integrates with the website in order to develop custom online parts.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to work with technical staff and key Foundation stakeholders while building strong vendor relationships
  • A passionate and collaborative attitude that embraces innovative and diverse thinking to build best-in-class web experiences
  • Strong troubleshooting skills using industry-accepted best-practices and tools
  • A command for details, hands-on, and willingness to roll up their sleeves
  • Ability to proactively recognize needs, balance multiple projects, manage daily work-load and prioritize tasks
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, project management skills, and effective communication and documentation skills
  • Proven propensity to learn new interactive techniques and technologies
  • Experience supporting and customizing vended software (Blackbaud CRM and BBIS)
  • Extremely comfortable with independently learning about and integrating with documented APIs, SDKs, and various web services
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, and version control software, and Reporting Services such as SSRS
  • Expertise in coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design front-end development without the use of a WYSIWYG editor
  • Proven technical knowledge of .NET languages: ASP, C#, and VB
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have worked in a university fundraising or other non-profit organization

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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