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Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH

Position Overview
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks an extraordinary, collaborative leader with a passion for higher education to serve as its chief fundraiser and lead partner in advancement strategy. The Executive Director will inspire and lead a collaborative, high-performing team and help lift the college to greater heights.

A collegial community of approximately 600 students and more than 50 faculty members, Moritz is known for its rigorous academic program, the pioneering research of its world-class faculty, a deep commitment to teaching and inclusiveness, and the development of future leaders. The college is positioned to maintain a record-breaking fundraising pace of continued growth and upward trajectory in recent years. The Executive Director will play a pivotal role in maintaining this momentum by leading an innovative, sophisticated, and high-functioning Advancement team. The role reports directly to both the Assistant Vice President of Development and Dean Lincoln Davies, who took the helm of Moritz in July.

Core responsibilities of the Executive Director include imagining and implementing creative ways to engage alumni and other law school constituents; increasing awareness, engagement, and philanthropic support; providing strategic guidance and advice to and partnering with the Dean; engaging in direct fundraising of major gifts; and instilling a sense of trust, teamwork, and collaboration through management and leadership of the Advancement team. Successful candidates will be collaborative, open-minded, and team-oriented; value-based, transparent, and data-driven in their approach to decision-making; eminently collegial, trustworthy, and professional; strategic, thoughtful, imaginative, and willing to experiment and think outside the box; deeply value a sense of community; and possess strong judgement and understand the mission, needs, and value proposition of the college.

Position highlights include opportunities to accomplish the following:

• Help shape, implement, and finalize the next comprehensive campaign for the college.
• Lead a team of fundraisers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and secure major gifts with a personal fundraising emphasis on major and principal gifts.
• Enhance the donor relations and stewardship strategy to allow the college to further develop, grow, and sustain an engaged donor network.
• Explore new strategies for fundraising, including by deepening annual giving.

Alumni Relations
• Strategically engage alumni in efficient and effective ways with particular focus on developing future philanthropic capacity, adapting programming as
   society and generations change, and increasing annual support for the college.
• Collaborate with the Alumni Association to utilize new tools to segment and strategically reach the college’s alumni population.

• Partner with the college’s marketing and communications team to ensure effective, efficient outreach to a broad base of constituents.

In addition to leading the growth of this team, the Executive Director will be a key member of the fundraising leadership team for the university and join a best-in-class Advancement environment that provides the resources, talent, and culture of collaboration to ensure success. This position likewise serves as a key member of the Dean’s leadership team.  

Performance Objectives
First 1-3 months
      1) Lead in helping shape and implement the college’s new comprehensive campaign, including providing strategic advice to the Dean on campaign design
          and overall fundraising strategy approach
      2) Assess the overall structure, approach, resources, etc. of the Advancement team
      3) Build positive relationships with key internal faculty, staff, and external stakeholders

First 3-6 months
      1) Prepare for FY20 (budget, staffing, fundraising projections, goals, etc.)
      2) Help finalize the college’s campaign planning
      3) Start to actively fund-raise

First 12 months
      1)  Lead the successful launch of the college’s campaign as part of the university campaign
      2)  Positively lead the overall Advancement team while instilling a trusting, team-based, and collaborative culture
      3)  Continue the fundraising growth of the college

Requirements include the experience and ability to deliver the following results:
• Lead and grow a sophisticated, collaborative team, focusing on its success as a unit and the professional development of its individuals.
• Build strong relationships with college and Advancement leadership, faculty, alumni, and staff to advance the missions of the college and university.
• Maintain the momentum needed to increase fundraising amounts annually.
• Work strategically with all internal and external audiences, adjusting as needed to different audiences and situations.
• Increase the percentage of the college’s alumni who donate annually and partner with the Alumni Association on increasing the university’s overall
   alumni donation rate.
• Partner with the Dean and college communications team in their continued efforts at brand strategy overhaul, promotion of faculty work, and enhancing
   state, national, and international recognition and reputation of the college.

You Need To Know
The Ohio State University is looking to make an investment in an experienced professional who will evolve the Advancement opportunities for the college and institution and therefore the salary for this position is negotiable.  Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of your work. Learn more here:

Closing Statement
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  

How to Apply
Please visit to find out more about University Advancement and apply online at  Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management,


Sharon, PA
Advancement and Giving Specialist (Director of Campus Development)

Job Number:  91180

The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Director of Campus Development for its Shenango Campus. Located in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Shenango is a Commonwealth Campus of approximately 500 students, that offers both Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs, plus the first two years of more than 275+ Penn State degrees. This position reports directly to the executive director of development at Penn State, University Park, and has a close working relationship with the campus director and chief academic officer. 

As a member of the University Development team you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising programs in the country. Penn State is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research University. We are dedicated to fostering institutional change required to realize a more socially just University that values inclusion as a core strength and essential element of our public service mission. The director will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the development programs at the campus. 

This individual develops annual goal-setting and fundraising plans and directs activities in support of achieving goals and objectives; works collaboratively with campus leadership, campus advisory board, campaign committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. This individual will build and foster relationships with increasingly diverse internal and external stakeholders; lead campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni and friends; complete a total of twelve monthly visits with prospects and donors; manage a development budget; develop and present formal proposals; interpret research information pertinent to relationship building with potential donors; possess a capacity to think and act strategically. 

This person must work collaboratively with campus leadership, staff, volunteers and donors to create and implement plans to secure philanthropic gifts at a level of ($2,500 to $99,999), as well as major gifts ($100,000+). This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master's degree is preferred.

Candidates should possess additional years of fundraising or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful candidate should have a track record of exceeding fundraising goals. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to self-motivate, and ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, are integral. The successful candidate shall have a passion for higher education, understand complex organizations and have a willingness to engage and collaborate with diverse communities. This position requires travel, and that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



JOB TITLE: Marketing Manager

DEPARTMENT: Communications 

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications 

The Marketing Manager will contribute to the vision, mission, and values of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. This position will provide leadership and direction for the marketing efforts of the Federation and all its agencies, with a focus on the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. The Marketing Manager, with the Director of Communications, will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, advertising, and public relations to elevate the brand and advance the mission of the Federation and its agencies.  

  1. Effectively support editorial direction, design, production, and distribution of all owned media, including website, social media, and print publications.
  2. With the Director of Communications, create and implement strategic marketing and communications plans and campaigns to increase brand awareness and promote products and services of the Federation and its agencies.
  1. Coordinate with staff to develop and produce effective branded materials and content strategies that promote program and fundraising activities.
  1. Engage in ongoing planning and business development of the communications department.

  2. Maintain a high level of applicable professional knowledge, including market analysis, current trends, and best practices through ongoing professional education, investigation, and development of relationships with colleagues and official entities
  1. Gather marketing information through surveys, focus groups, and other tools, in conjunction with program staff, and develop assessment tools for measuring market success.
  1. Provide direct staff training on marketing and branding issues.
  1. Communicate and cooperate with colleagues, members, and lay leaders as part of the communications team, including attending and facilitating staff meetings as needed.
  1. Adhere to all Federation and departmental policies.
  1. Complete all additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Bachelor’s degree and professional management and marketing experience. Ideal candidate is a self-starter who excels at efficiently developing business, connecting with people and who strives for excellence in customer service. Candidate must be proficient with MS Office and Google Suite, skilled in writing and have knowledge in a related field. Please send resume and cover letter to:

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Youngstown Area Jewish federation c/o Human Resources
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504


TITLE:  Development & Community Relations Manager

DEPARTMENT: Endowment and JCRC

REPORTS TO: Financial Resource Development and Jewish Community Relations Council Directors

The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and passionate leader with experience in community relations and fundraising.  This position will assist the FRD and JCRC Directors with various fundraising, community relations, and engagement initiatives and projects.  The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising and event/project management skills as well as a demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships.  This position will play a major role in engaging current and future lay leaders in the Federation’s work, as guided by our mission:

…  to sustain and enrich the quality of life for the Jewish people regionally, in Israel and worldwide. We are guided by the values of Tzedakah, Klal Yisrael, Dor l'dor and Tikkun Olam.


Work closely with the FRD Director to do the following:

  • Diversify sources of support including, but not limited to, special events, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, direct response communications, planned giving and grant writing and management.
  • Fully utilize and manage the campaign software
  • Ensure timely recognition of pledges, gifts, sponsorships and grants and coordinate appropriate recognition elements
  • Philanthropically engage those who grew up in Youngstown but have moved away
  • Work closely with Department Heads to identify and pursue needed funding from individuals, foundations, organizations, etc. Assist Departments in enhancing their sustainer drives and fundraising events
  • Assist in administering funds held at the Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation
  • Plan and execute all logistical aspects of annual Campaign and recognition events in partnership with the FRD Director and Executive VP
  • Prepare for committee and board meetings

Work closely with the JCRC Director to do the following:

  • Represent the Federation in the Jewish and general communities, and maintain relationships, particularly those in the interfaith and interracial communities, that help advance the Federation’s mission
  • Manage large community relations and engagement initiatives guided by the Federation’s current strategic plan
  • Assist in the education of the greater community about issues and current events to foster understanding and cooperation pertaining to Jewish causes, Israel, anti-Semitism and against BDS
  • Assist with government affairs and advocacy initiatives in support of the Federation’s core mission
  • Monitor events affecting domestic and international issues of concern to the Jewish community and work with lay leadership to set policy and mobilize the community
  • Assist in the preparation for committee and board meetings, and serve as the primary staff person for the JCRC Social Action Committee

All other duties as assigned by the FRD and JCRC Directors.  


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of experience in nonprofit management, especially pertaining to community relations and financial resource development (equivalent experience in sales, marketing or business development will also be considered)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Maintenance of confidentiality
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with staff, donors and volunteers
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and pressures
  • Excellent program administration, community organizing and event organizing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Jewish life and a passionate commitment to the Jewish community, the State of Israel and the Jewish people

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Youngstown Area Jewish federation c/o Human Resources
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504


OHWOW.jpgJob Title: Sr. EDUtainer – Events & Field Trips
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $12.00-$18.00 per hour
Effective Date: Immediate

Occupational Summary Reporting to the Director of EDUtainment, this Senior EDUtainer is responsible for delivering programming at OH WOW!. In addition, in cooperation with the DE and other the Sr. EDUtainers, this position will be responsible for cooperatively developing and implementing educational programming within and outside of OH WOW!’s walls. This position will be thoroughly committed to OH WOW!’s mission. In tandem with other staff, the Senior EDUtainer will represent OH WOW! in a courteous and efficient manner and serve as an enthusiastic voice on behalf of OH WOW! at all times. This permanent, full-time member of OH WOW!’s team will further the Center’s mission by carrying out our stated goals and strategies, specifically related to scheduling and delivering a high quality experience guests while increasing earned income for in house programming.

Duties include but are not limited to: 1) Serve as a member of the Center’s management team led by the Director of Education as guided by our strategic plan. 2) Promote, schedule, follow-up and deliver field trip and EDUtaining programming at OH WOW! 3) Assist in the building of positive relationships with local schools throughout the community. 4) Facilitate and coordinate programming within InspireWorks MakerSpace Lab 5) Ensure that all educational programming and exhibits are developmentally appropriate and connected with the educational content standards in Ohio and Pennsylvania. 6) Exhibit floor facilitation and training of OH WOW! floor staff to properly guide visitors’ engagement with all exhibit experiences. 7) Work with other Sr. EDUtainers to manage and oversee the program team. 8) Other duties as assigned

Ensuring that through engagement and appropriate modeling strategies of play, OH WOW! is a safe, and creative learning environment fostering independent thinking, inquiry and enrichment to all of its visitors. The Sr. EDUtainer will work directly with the EDUtainment Team and have an active role in program development. The Sr. EDUtainer will have a strong ability to reflect on successes and assist in changes for the planning and development of programming according to the intended audience. The Sr. EDUtainer will have a strong understanding and foundation for the development of hands-on STEM programming and its best practices. The Sr. EDUtainer will model positive interaction for all guests on each of OH WOW!’s educational exhibits. The Sr. EDUtainer will serve as a community liaison to enthusiastically represent OH WOW! in a courteous and efficient manner at all times. The Sr. EDUtainer will be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Responsibilities The ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable, creative, driven, resourceful and hardworking. S/he will demonstrate a clear sense of initiative, leadership, positive attitude, and ability to work both independently and passionately within a highly creative and flexible environment. Criminal background check required.

Please send resume to Colleen Ruby at

                                                                         OH WOW! is an equal opportunity employer.


Sr. Director Principal Gifts

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University’s Office of Advancement is searching for a Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts that will be part of a historic campaign in higher education and a key member of the team that will be involved in 85+ principal gifts ($5 million and greater) that will account for over $1B in the campaign. 

About Advancement’s Principal Gifts Team

The principal gifts team at Ohio State serves as a strategic partner with colleagues across 32 fundraising units to raise aspirational, significantly impactful gifts. A service-oriented approach allows partnerships to be built to focus on excellence in supporting the university as we enter the next comprehensive campaign, slated to launch in October 2019. This team will be responsible for the development work needed to raise approximately 35% of the campaign’s goal. Engaging multiple-interest prospects and donors will allow transformational ideas to come to life in the university’s campaign key priority areas of: 

  1. Healthy, vibrant communities
  2. Students
  3. Research

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Development for Principal Gifts is responsible for working with the university and medical center leadership and faculty along with colleagues in university and medical center development on the identification, engagement, cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects and gifts of $5 million and greater. This role leads the effort to increase pipeline for principal and leadership gifts by working with fundraisers and adding value to their individual and collective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts.  

Over time, grows and manages a portfolio of prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $5 million or greater.

Builds and manages a network of relationships with university administrators, deans, doctors and faculty to facilitate the creation and implementation of collaborative big ideas and large capital projects. Interacts with internal contacts such as deans, physicians, directors, faculty, officers, and other development staff to consult on university needs and formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with the university and identify potential donors who can contribute significant support for targeted priority programs and initiatives.

The Senior Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development and Executive Director for Principal Gifts and must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously and coordinate solicitation strategies in a decentralized environment.  This role requires the ability to create and implement a fundraising plan and operate with a high level of creativity, initiative, and motivation.  This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, team orientation and the willingness to set an example for real leadership.  The position requires frequent workweek travel including approximately one or two overnight trips per month, regular in-state travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

Position Environment

All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies:  leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.  Expectations include stellar communications and interactions with constituents, collaboration with colleagues across Advancement and the university and Wexner Medical Center, diplomacy, and discretion.

Performance Objectives

In the first 60-90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:

  • Build strong relationships with college and Advancement leadership, faculty and staff, to advance the missions of the university and James Cancer Center.
  • Work strategically with all internal and external audiences, adjusting as needed to different audiences and different situations.
  • Begin to build meaningful relationships with Ohio State’s most generous donors and potential prospects for principal gifts.

Long-term goals for the Principal Gifts team include raising approximately $1.25 billion towards the next campaign.

Experience Requirements

The selected candidate for this position must have demonstrated success in several areas, including:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e. managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities)

Desired requirements include:

  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably $1M+)
  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience in higher education or a hospital/health care environment
  • Experience working with other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations
  • Five years’ experience working with volunteers and volunteer groups

About Ohio State’s Office of Advancement

The Ohio State University recently concluded the most successful fundraising effort in its history, with contributions from what is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign. The But for Ohio State Campaign raised over $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors, shattering the goal of $2.5 billion. Ohio State is now one year away from the public kickoff of the next campaign which coincides with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday. All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies:  leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.

You Need To Know

The Ohio State University is looking to make an investment in an experienced professional who will evolve the Advancement opportunities for the college and institution and therefore the salary for this position is negotiable.  Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of your work. Learn more here:

Closing Statement

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

How to Apply

Please visit to find out more about University Advancement and apply online for job opening number 450346 at

Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, Chief Diversity Officer at




Title:  Chief Development Officer

Department:  Development

Reports to:  President & CEO

The Jewish Community Board of Akron (JCBA) commits to creating Jewish Connections for Life - ensuring that all Jews can participate in Jewish life in any way that fits their interests and passions, at every stage of life. Supporting and enriching the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel and worldwide, the JCBA supports multiple local, national, and global Jewish organizations and initiatives.  Additionally, JCBA oversees the operations and administration of The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life – a 55-acre campus that houses the JCBA, The Shaw JCC, The Lippman School, Congregation Beth El, Center Towers, and JFS of Akron.  

The Greater Akron community is growing and there is a need to enhance and build upon the rich tradition of philanthropy in the Jewish community. We seek an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track-record of developing and successfully implementing a fundraising strategy.



The CDO has primary responsibility for implementing a clear and compelling vision for growing the Financial Resource Development (FRD) platform for the agencies of the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.  S/he will design and execute a comprehensive and diversified fundraising plan which includes working with special events, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, direct response communications (direct mail, e-philanthropy, telemarketing, etc.) missions, volunteer leadership recruitment, affinity group campaigns and planned giving.  This plan will be inclusive of the development needs of the JCBA Annual Campaign, The Shaw JCC of Akron, and The Lippman School, and more generally, The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.

S/he will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors.  The candidate should have outstanding organizational and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with staff, donors and volunteers.  The individual will lead a both a professional and lay development committee. This person will also serve as part of the senior management team.

Primary Responsibilities include:  


  • Be a thought partner with the CEO and key lay and professional leadership to develop short term and long-term strategies for fundraising growth and success for the affiliated agencies on The Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.
  • Develop and execute the overall strategic plan for an integrated philanthropy model which supports the mission of the organization including endowment and legacy cultivation.
  • Create and execute an annual development plan which outlines and highlights the roles, responsibilities, and objectives of each member of the development team, both volunteer and professional, as well as highlights the strategies and milestones that will be measured to attain success.
  • Develop and implement donor recognition and campaign volunteer training programs. This includes recruitment of and retention of campaign volunteers, campaign volunteer meetings, trainings, and contacts as well as the ongoing stewardship of all donors. 



  • Staff the Campus Development Committee and subsequent sub-committees.
  • Develop a plan to ensure the professional development committee members are tasked with the appropriate duties to ensure the success of the campus development plan.
  • Provide mentorship and direction to the professional development committee and individual team members to enhance their ability for success in executing the campus development plan.
  • Work with the Controller and CFO to develop annual departmental budgets.


  • Track all proposals, due dates and reports for foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  • Drive the process for all grant proposals and reports, ensuring they are assigned to appropriate staff and are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Oversee all weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting for timeliness and accuracy
  • Develop a dashboard containing key development metrics for development team and executive team.
  • Assure there is timely, accurate reporting to donors and campaign volunteers.
  • Present the development plan and ongoing metrics to the board of directors and other key committees as needed.

 Fundraising and Donor Relations 

  • Develop and lead the execution of the campus annual, endowment, and special project development plan, safeguarding the achievement of annual revenue goals.
  • Develop, and steward all donors, as measured by the number of contacts designated in the development plan for each member of the professional development committee, enabling successful solicitations and fund development.
  • Create and execute a strategy for creating and sustaining a base of new annual donors.
  • Create a Major Gifts Plan that includes volunteer and professional participation and support.
  • Create a New Grants Plan which addresses the local and national grants the Federation is eligible for and draft and submit these grants.
  • Lead the organizational fundraising events held in support of campus development plan.
  • Meet annual goals for soliciting assigned donors and prospects.
  • Oversee the corporate sponsorship activities to ensure the annual goal is met.
  • Develop strategy and calendar and oversee direct mail, telemarketing, and e-philanthropy initiatives.
  • Work with key leadership and CEO to strategically assign donors to volunteer donor engagers and professional staff.

 Other duties and special projects may be assigned by the CEO.  


  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference given to professionals with advanced education in business, marketing, or related areas.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in financial resource development, including donor development and major gift solicitation.
  • Experience leading a development team. Equivalent experience in sales, marketing or business development will also be considered.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed under pressure in a dynamic environment and comfortable with change and working in undefined situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaboratively manage a professional team.
  • A leader who can positively impact strategic fundraising and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with deep knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture, and a personal commitment to Jewish values and knowledge of Jewish traditions.
  • While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a prerequisite for this position. Candidates with significant foundation, corporate sales and marketing experience and a client-focused mindset are particularly welcome. 


For more information or to apply, please contact


Director of Development

College of Arts and Sciences – Arts and Humanities Division                                                          

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio


The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to be searching for a new Director of Development.  You will join an experienced development team as the College continues to position itself as the leading academic fundraising unit on campus.  The individual in this position will be embedded primarily in the Arts and Humanities and serve as the liaison to academic departments in the division.  You will be responsible for discovering, maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will have the opportunity to enhance your career as the College seeks to grow to an $80M annual fundraising operation. 

The position will report to the Senior Director of Development in the College of Arts and Sciences and will additionally have opportunities to partner with professionals in principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, alumni relations and events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, communications, and research to ensure their success as a part of a multi-faceted, nimble and well-resourced advancement team.  The ability to both lead and partner on campus while regularly traveling to prospect and build a strong portfolio in an assigned geographical territory is essential. 

Among the College’s fundraising priorities that all development team members have the opportunity to participate in and raise support for are faculty excellence, a vibrant Arts District emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street, a core chemistry facility, graduate student support, undergraduate scholarships providing increased access for academically-qualified students - especially from our Ohio communities -  and experiential learning opportunities for research, internships, and travel abroad.  Helping donors to find where their philanthropy aligns with the university’s and the unit’s priorities provides for a stimulating, creative, and rewarding work environment.

Individuals passionate about the power of a liberal arts and sciences education environment and able to articulate the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the world that we live in today are encouraged to apply.

More about the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors. The College is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university’s 550,000 living alumni. 

Our environment is complex.  It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to thrive in a world focused on continuous improvement; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals.  In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

With the recent completion of a record-setting But for Ohio State campaign raising over $3 billion, with $240 million raised by the College, this experienced development officer will be on the ground floor of planning the next campaign and in celebrating the university’s 150th birthday.  The time is optimal to join this goal-oriented team as an experienced and motivating leader who enjoys mentoring and leading development officers as well as interacting with deans and faculty to align goals and objectives in conjunction with a new strategic plan for the University, College and Advancement. 

 “As we approach the university’s 150th birthday, we must re-envision our land-grant role in the modern light of the 21st century.” – President Michael V. Drake, MD

Annual Performance Objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • At least 12 solicitations of $100,000 or above
  • The ability to raise $3-5M once portfolio has matured
  • The management of a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • At least three years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e. managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities)


  • At least three years of professional fundraising experience in higher education
  • Experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations

You Need To Know

Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of this role while procuring transformational gifts. Learn more here:

Please visit to find out more about University Advancement and apply online at . Questions may be directed to Greg Bright, Recruiter, at



Mahoning Valley College Access Program
Warren, Ohio

Executive Director

Mahoning Valley College Access Program (MVCAP) is seeking a full time Executive Director. MVCAP is a college access program providing services to students in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, with special emphasis on the Warren and Youngstown City Schools. The Board of Directors of MVCAP value post-secondary education and believe that a better educated population translates to a stronger economy while enhancing quality of life.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer and is charged with ensuring that MVCAP operates under the policies and guidelines set by the Board of Directors. In fulfilling this responsibility, the Executive Director is responsible for hiring and managing staff, consultants and volunteers and ensuring that the organization’s structure maximizes effectiveness and efficiency. The new Executive Director will be housed at offices located in downtown Warren, Ohio.

General Responsibilities:

The Executive Director fulfills the following responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning, design and implementation of a focused and strategic set of programmatic efforts to assist under-served populations of students and their parents in our region regarding post-secondary education and the steps necessary to achieve their educational goals. Includes management of staff advisors who work with students and parents, and as needed, personally advising these students and parents.
  • Design and implement overall fundraising plan for the organization in partnership and with lead assistance and support from the Board. Develop new opportunities for strategic partnerships, grants, general donations, sponsorships and other revenue generating activities.
  • Takes responsibility for the positive acceptance of MVCAP, its mission and its functions by all entities involved in the flow of business, including but not limited to school districts, institutions of higher education, professional organizations and financial institutions associated with college access and any others that may exist or emerge.
  • Represents MVCAP as required at state and local conferences/meetings that focus on college access and readiness for all students and serves as the chief representative and agent of MVCAP in negotiations with vendors, regulatory entities and various trade and industry organizations.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies as promulgated by applicable government agencies and the Board of Directors, consulting with legal counsel when necessary.
  • Manages the budget process for MVCAP ensuring that expenditures are within the guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. Takes responsibility for managing MVCAP’s resources, including the preparation and presentation of the annual budget to the Board.
  • Manages human resources, including development of an effective and efficient organizational structure. The organizational structure should include a legal and fair performance evaluation process, employee selection process, personnel policy manual, and compensation program. Additionally, provides ongoing staff development and training programs, and an effective internal communications plan.
  • Reviews participant data, periodic follow-up reports, outreach activity summaries and other information necessary to ensure that services are provided effectively. Analyzes data and evaluates progress toward goals of the project.
  • Oversees the development of a participant database and other record-keeping activities designed to evaluate service delivery.
  • Solicits and evaluates applications for MVCAP last dollar scholarships.
  • Establishes and administers marketing plans and programs including social and printed media, website and any new resources available to assist MVCAP fulfill its mission.
  • Scans the political, regulatory and industry environment and develops strategic plans and responses as recommendations to the Board.
  • Approves all strategic partnerships in an effort to leverage MVCAP resources to better serve the students and families of the Mahoning Valley.
  • Must be able and willing to travel overnight (mostly within Ohio) on occasion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the MVCAP Board of Directors.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, education, counseling or related area and proven leadership in a fundraising, business, education, financial aid or a college access environment. The successful candidate will possess strong networking skills with diverse audiences from a variety of sectors including education (both k-12 and beyond), business, civic, philanthropic, service and other community organizations that augment the mission of MVCAP. He/she will demonstrate a passion for higher education and a verifiable record of helping others achieve the same as well as a demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by first-generation college bound students and their families. A master’s degree is preferred but not required.

To apply please use link:  MVCAP Executive Director Vacancy


Corporate Executive of Gift Planning

Columbus Ohio

Job Description

The Corporate Executive of Gift Planning creates, develops, and implements a comprehensive fund development program, in partnership with the Chief Development Officer to build meaningful relationships with philanthropically motivated people who wish to provide annual and future support to the organization's life plan communities and home health and hospice programs and services through current and deferred gifts.

 Essential Activities and Tasks

Donor Development

  • Develops a portfolio of 35 prospective major and planned-giving donors, including private foundation representatives.
  • Develops short and long-range plans to help ensure fundraising expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Uses a "moves management" model to strategically cultivate relationships with prospective donors in anticipation of soliciting major and planned gifts.
  • Applies best practice gift planning techniques to ascertain the best combination of current and deferred giving to match the donor's aspirations with those of Ohio Living.

Fundraising Management

  • Develops strategies to secure ongoing significant sources of charitable gifts.
  • Manages and evaluates all programs to obtain major gifts including current, deferred, and estate gifts.
  • Ensures the continual development of prospect leads to support major and planned gifts

Talent Management and Development

  • Manages the gift planning team.
  • Fosters a positive work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employees.
  • Interviews, selects, and orients new direct reports.
  • Promotes performance expectations so direct reports understand and demonstrate excellence through high quality and consistent performance.
  • Evaluates job performance of direct reports in accordance with the company policy and procedure and provides developmental guidance to staff for improved performance and growth.
  • Monitors accountability with organization requirements prescribed by the Employee Handbook. Documents and engages employees who are routinely not observing these requirements to achieve compliance. Works with Human Resources when circumstances arise that necessitate further documentation and intervention.

Relationship Management

  • Serves as an external spokesperson for the Foundation's mission and goals.
  • Provides input in the development of communications, public relations materials and publications.
  • Fosters, develops, cultivates, and maintains positive and effective relationships with company leaders, board members, volunteers, prospects, donors, residents, patients, and family members.

Board Relations

  • Leads the preparation of materials and agendas for the Campus Fundraising Council, the Fundraising Advisory Committee of the Foundation Board, and other committees.

Operations Management

  • Manages the budget of the Foundation's Fundraising Department; reviews the overall financial statements of the Foundation and monitors the budget to make sure financial goals are met.
  • Serves as a member of the Foundation Officer Team that sets the strategic direction of the Foundation; serves on related committees and task forces.
  • Provides input on fundraising, stewardship, and finance policies.
  • Adheres to federal, state, and local government laws and regulations that govern overall fundraising programs, particularly those pertaining to charitable solicitations and fundraising administration.

All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field required, Master's preferred.
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) preferred.


  • Ten years’ experience in fundraising program management preferred.
  • Ten years’ experience in direct fundraising required.
  • Documented success in major and deferred gift solicitation required.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic fundraising methods and ethics required.
  • Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the internet required.
  • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge or other fundraising system software required.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Must be insurable under professional liability and crime coverage policies as specified by insurance carrier underwriting standards.

To apply:  Ohio Living #OLF17828

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