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.


Advancement Writer

Structure
The Advancement Writer is employed by The University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

Focus
The Advancement Writer is a full-time position responsible for a variety of projects supporting fundraising for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. The Advancement Writer will work closely with colleagues across the colleges and units at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health to produce impact stories, gift announcements and news releases, newsletters and other fundraising messages. The Advancement Writer has exemplary written communication, research and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and can successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in higher education or nonprofit setting. Previous experience writing about science or medicine is a plus
  • Understanding of best practices in fundraising communications
  • Exceptional interviewing and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations and development of press releases
  • 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
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience in digital engagement, including a general understanding of HTML and best practices for web and social media
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend events/meetings and travel as needed

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Associate Director of Development, College of Law

Structure
The Associate Director of Development is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Major Gift Officer/Director of Development, College of Law. 

Focus
The Associate Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the UC College of Law (CoL).  Activities of the Associate Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities.

Requirements

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

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Development & Alumni Coordinator, UC Blue Ash

Structure
The Development & Alumni Coordinator, UC Blue Ash College, is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Development, UC Blue Ash College.

Focus
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations in UC Blue Ash College is responsible for fundraising and constituent relations, including coordination with UC Foundation fundraising partners, donor prospecting, solicitation of gifts, donor stewardship and basic alumni relations.  The Development & Alumni Coordinator has broad duties that support and enhance fundraising, donor, alumni and constituent relations for UC Blue Ash College.  This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating programs that strategically engage and provide tangible benefits to graduates that build affinity for the University of Cincinnati, the College and the UC Alumni Association. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of fundraising, volunteer and project management, event planning, external relations or closely related experience, preferably in a higher education setting
  • Ability to facilitate donor relations and manage/maintain confidential material
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively represent the development office and promote the programs and priorities of UC Blue Ash College
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • A high degree of demonstrated professionalism and efficiency is required
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize effectively to meet multiple competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to learn new computer programs and database management

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Development Coordinator, College of Medicine

Structure
The Development Coordinator, College of Medicine, is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and has full-time assignment to the College of Medicine. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center & UC Health.

Focus
The Development Coordinator provides direct administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center & UC Health and multiple other department fundraising professionals as assigned.   The Development Coordinator has additional broad duties that support and enhance fundraising for the college.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years of experience
  • Ability to facilitate donor relations and manage/maintain confidential material
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • A high degree of demonstrated professionalism and efficiency is desired
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize effectively to meet multiple competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to learn new computer programs and database management

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, College of Allied Health Sciences

Structure
The Director of Development, College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center & UC Health, and to the Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Focus
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing and managing fundraising initiatives primarily for the College of Allied Health Sciences. Activities of the Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising endeavors. The Director should have an appreciation and an understanding of academic health fundraising, as well as a sense of how his/her work fits into the overall University of Cincinnati development effort.

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 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 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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Executive Director, Annual Giving

Structure
The Executive Director of Annual Giving is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Vice President for Donor Engagement.

Focus
The Executive Director of Annual Giving is responsible for leading and strengthening annual giving efforts at the University of Cincinnati. They will provide strategic direction, execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives which include leadership annual giving, direct mail, e-solicitation, Faculty & Staff Campaign, Telefund, urgency campaigns, student philanthropy efforts, social media and peer-to-peer solicitations. This will also include the oversight & collaboration in the strategic direction regarding our fastest growing channel – online giving. This position will be responsible for the engagement of key segments of our constituents including students, all alumni, and Faculty & Staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 7-10 years of experience in fundraising/annual giving, managerial, leadership and supervisory skills, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement
  • Proven analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals
  • Ability and interest in managing, developing, motivating, and mentoring staff
  • Excellent skill and understanding of computer & constituent software, database management, and gift processing required
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to listen carefully to and understand customers’ needs, both internally and externally, and proactively respond to those needs in a consistent and timely manner
  • Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends, and occasional travel as required

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Executive Director, Prospect Research & Prospect Management

Structure

The Executive Director, Department of Research & Prospect Management is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Vice President for Advancement Services.

Focus

The Executive Director, Department of Research & Prospect Management is a full-time, professional staff position reporting to the Vice President of Advancement Service. The Executive Director, in conjunction with the VP of Advancement Services, the Senior Vice President of Advancement and other leadership, sets the strategic direction of prospect management and research functions in support of the University’s fundraising goals. This position leads a team of 3 professionals who partner with development officers to provide strategic support. This position oversees research and briefing standards, prospect management policy, personnel administration, and research project development. The Executive Director provides leadership to the team, encouraging positivity, creativity and innovation. The ideal candidate deeply values initiative, discernment, curiosity, partnership/collaboration, and a can do spirit.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience in higher education or non-profit prospect research and prospect management, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience.
  • Ability to grow, mentor and motivate staff, creating a positive, productive work environment.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of fundraising professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information and act with honest, integrity, accountability, and professionalism.
  • Ability to gather information professionally while protecting the confidentiality of both the University and its prospects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to compose/construct concise, focused research documents with strong attention to accuracy and detail to support the cultivation and solicitation process.
  • Previous experience with Blackbaud CRM preferred.
  • Knowledge of the University of Cincinnati is preferred but not required.
  • Willingness to work/attend evening and weekend meetings/events as needed.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Program Manager, Central Programs

Structure
The Program Manager, Central Programs is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Vice President, Central Programs.

Focus
The Program Manager supports the Central Programs team with administrative support including managing calendars, making appointments, arranging travel, expense reports and correspondence, and maintaining office files. The Program Manager is the team “super-user” for the iCats donor database and will be responsible for creating queries, generating reports, and providing data as necessary. The position will also assist with tracking of principal gifts, and provide assistance and support for the Herman Schneider Society.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Administrative support experience required.
  • Experience in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Experience in development setting desired.
  • Experience in marketing or communications desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint, and information systems databases.
  • Proven ability to handle, update and maintain sensitive information in a confidential, timely and professional manner.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous, positive, professional and timely manner with diverse internal and external constituents.
  • Proficiency in organizing, compiling and disseminating materials using technological systems (i.e. web-based portals).
  • Ability to manage extensive workload, meet deadlines, and function both as an effective team member and independently, in a multi-priority demanding environment. 
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend activities as needed.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Program Manager, Events

Structure
The Program Manager, Events is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Events.

Focus
The Program Manager, Events will provide Events and office management support for Events programming.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Able to work non-traditional business hours including some 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
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend events and travel as needed

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Research Analyst

Structure

The Research Analyst, Research Services is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Assistant Director of Research Services.

Focus

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 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.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated love of information – they want to analyze it, structure it, manipulated it, interpret it and know when it is or is not relevant. The candidate deeply values and demonstrates curiosity, authenticity, partnership, honesty, integrity, accountability, and professionalism. They are committed to discretion. They are a self-driven team player with a can do attitude.

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 Donor Relations and Stewardship

Structure
The Senior Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship is a senior-level administrator, employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Vice President of Donor Engagement.
 
Focus
The Senior Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship will provide leadership, vision and strategic planning for donor stewardship initiatives by building a premier, comprehensive donor recognition program to strengthen existing donor commitment to the university and forge new relationships to build visibility, impact and financial resources. This position will plan and execute stewardship and cultivation strategic initiatives, donor outreach and communications, donor recognition, acknowledgements, and stewardship plan reports. This individual will serve as the liaison with senior leadership regarding donor gifts and developing stewardship plans for top donors.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree is required with 7-10 years of experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization), in development, stewardship, advancement services or related field. Previous experience interacting with donors is required
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising database management is required
  • The ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive campus-wide donor acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on cultivation events and programs for the University's major donors
  • Must be able to generate creative solutions for stewarding donors in order to advance the University’s efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality individual relationships with donors
  • Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
  • Familiarity with philanthropic laws, national guidelines and giving standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend events and travel as needed

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Student Opportunities

CASE Advancement Internship Program

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.  CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise fund for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.

The CASE Advancement Internship program seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement. This eight week summer internship program runs from June 5-July 28, 2017 and is designed to attract students (undergraduate and graduate) who may not have previously considered a career in institutional advancement.  More than 40 interns will participate in this hands-on learning experience at CASE member institutions throughout North America.

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to participate in this new initiative by hosting two (2) UC students in the CASE Advancement Internship Program. Interns receive on-the-job training and gain valuable skills in the professional areas of advancement--alumni relations, communications & marketing and development.

CASE Advancement Interns receive:

  • Eight weeks experience (40 hrs. per week) at a premier advancement program
  • A $5,000 stipend from CASE
  • All-expense paid training in Washington, DC
  • Complimentary CASE ASAP convention registration
  • Participation in introductory CASE advancement webinars
  • A book allowance from the CASE Bookstore
  • CASE mentor from the Minority Advancement Institute

To be considered for this internship opportunity, interested UC students should apply online and submit a pdf document containing:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your interest in educational advancement and how the internship program would further that interest
  • Two letters of recommendation

For additional information please contact Tyler Sluder at tyler.sluder@uc.edu or 513-558-5557.

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Student Internship, Campaign

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The UC Foundation Intern, Campaign, is a part-time, paid student position reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and Campaign Director. The internship period is May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The Campaign Intern will assist with various comprehensive campaign-related initiatives by providing volunteer support, student outreach, and many other vital duties to assist in planning.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point; preference for junior or senior status
  • Interest and aptitude for outreach activities
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail; ownership of checking own work
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Student Internship, Events

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The UC Foundation Intern, Events, is a part-time, paid student position reporting to the Director of Events. The internship period is May 1, 2017 to April 27, 2018. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The Events Intern will assist with all aspect of event planning. The position will contribute to the communication needs for each event and work on-site at events to support registration and event logistics. 

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point; preference for junior or senior status
  • Interest and aptitude for outreach activities
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail; ownership of checking own work
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time

Excepional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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