Director of Development

Position Information

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Director of Development
Working Title Director of Development
Department University Development
Department Location
Requisition Number 433542
Summary of Duties

Director (or Associate Director) of Development
Neurological Institute

Position Overview

The Neurological Institute (NI) at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center is seeking a professional fundraiser to help fulfill its mission under a driven, energetic and innovative leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development for the NI, the Director of Development will bring a genuinely collaborative and inquisitive nature to this interdependent team. The Institute is a very diverse unit within the Medical Center, reliant on cross-campus partnerships to help it succeed in research, clinical care and education. The NI Development team is built on trust, excitement about the work, compassion and the desire to make a difference every day.

Position Details

Collaboration and Innovation
The vital importance of relationship-building in this role lies both with internal and external partnerships. Strong internal relationships will help to capitalize on abundant central resources such as prospect development, estate and gift planning, principal gifts, annual giving, foundation relations and stewardship/donor relations. Thinking creatively on how to utilize these resources and many others in innovative ways will lead to the greatest success with prospects and donors.

Compassion and Drive
Fundraising for neuroscience means balancing compassion for patients and their families with a competitive drive to find a cure, improve quality of life and lengthen life. A self-starter who listens well and constantly thinks of perfect ways for donors to invest in the program will do well. A portfolio of prospective donors exists but the Director of Development will be charged with completing a lot of discovery work in order to refine and build their portfolio.

Organizational Overview

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a multidisciplinary academic medical center located in Columbus, Ohio, on the main campus of The Ohio State University. It is highly unique in that it is one of the few places in the country with seven health science colleges on one campus. The Neurological Institute was created as a strategically aligned unit to integrate the five neuroscience-related departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuroscience. The Institute recently opened a state-of-the-art Brain and Spine Hospital that is already making headlines with its cutting-edge research results. The Institute serves as a hub for research and innovation by providing the infrastructure, resources and cross-disciplinary connectivity with partners across Ohio State, as well as around the world.

Last fall, Ohio State concluded its But for Ohio State Campaign, raising a record $3B. Looking towards the future, the university’s 2020 Vision establishes three key pillars for the future: 1) access, affordability and excellence; 2) community engagement; and 3) diversity and inclusion.

Requirements

While this position is listed as a Director of Development, the classification may change to Associate Director of Development depending on the candidates’ level of experience. As such, the starting salary shall be negotiable and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Both experience levels are encouraged to apply. A minimum of one year of professional fundraising or related persuasive activities such as sales is required for an Associate Director of Development and three years of fundraising experience (raising $25,000+ gifts) is required for a Director of Development.
The successful candidate will be a strong relationship-builder with interpersonal savvy and the ability to navigate a large, complex environment. Applicants should be self-motivated, natural collaborators who are energized by partnerships, creativity and donor-centric fundraising. Preference will be given to candidates with fundraising experience in health care and/or higher-education.

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 your work. Learn more here: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

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.

Additional Information for Applicants:

While this position is listed as a Director of Development, the classification may change to Associate Director of Development depending on the candidates’ level of experience. As such, the starting salary shall be negotiable and commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus at least three years of professional fundraising experience asking for and closing major gifts at the $25,000+ level.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree; five years of major gift fundraising experience; experience working closely with high-level volunteers, as well as deans, physicians, provosts, and other high-ranking academic officers; fundraising event experience.

Target Salary Negotiable
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)

100.0

Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/04/2017
Posting End Date 12/10/2017
Dept Contact Name Mizer,Stephanie
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-7760
Quick Link http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82547

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • JobsatOSU.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Monster.com
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Dice.com
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least three years of professional fundraising experience asking for and closing major gifts at the $25,000+ level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least five years of major gift fundraising experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least one year of experience working closely with high-level volunteers, as well as deans, physicians, provosts, and other high-ranking academic officers?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have at least one year of fundraising event experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other