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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Assistant Director of Development, College of Law

Structure
The Assistant Director of Development is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Development, College of Law. 

Focus
The Assistant 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 Assistant Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of fundraising 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.Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of fundraising experience

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.
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Deputy Director, Bicentennial

Structure
The Deputy Director, UC Bicentennial is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Vice President & Executive Director of the UC Bicentennial.

Focus
The Deputy Director, UC Bicentennial will work with the Vice President & Executive Director of the UC Bicentennial as well as with volunteers, students, faculty, and staff to strategize, plan and implement events, market and brand the bicentennial efforts, and manage activities and projects celebrating the University of Cincinnati’s 200th anniversary in 2019. He/she will also work closely with the Director of Project Management and Director of Programs and Community Outreach, as well as alumni leaders and other volunteers in planning and developing events and activities and hand-in-hand with Foundation and university staff to implement the yearlong celebration in partnership with the comprehensive campaign. The deputy director’s scope of work will be extensive and include marketing and branding, specifically working with the UC Bicentennial’s agency of record, and events and activities planned centrally, as well as those in units across the university. He or she will be expected to be an accomplished project manager with excellent interpersonal skills, communications abilities and event management experience. The deputy director’s success will depend largely on his/her ability to work in collaboration with an executive steering committee (including four volunteer co-chairs and executive members of the President’s Cabinet), chairpersons for six volunteer-led committees, two hundred volunteer, faculty and staff Bicentennial Commission members, and staff members in the Foundation and across campus.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Proven experience convening and managing meetings, communicating with volunteers, and managing large-scale events, initiatives and/or complex projects
  • Proven marketing and branding expertise and experience working with and managing advertising agencies
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and project management abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate teams of volunteers and staff drawn from diverse university constituencies
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the University of Cincinnati and its work and traditions
  • Ability to work confidently with the Bicentennial’s many stakeholders, including board members and executive officers

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.
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Director of Development, CCM

Structure
The Director of Development, College-Conservatory of Music, is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Development, College-Conservatory of Music. 

Focus
The Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the UC College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Activities of the Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities. The Director should have a passion for the Performing and Media Arts, flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as well as a sense of how his/her work fits into the University development effort.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • High emotional intelligence and ability to work as part of a team
  • 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 College-Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, UCCI

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

Focus
The Director of Development for UCCI is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs related to cancer research, education and patient care in the College of Medicine, UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Heavy emphasis will be placed on 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 for UCCI 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 the cancer institute.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting, or advanced degree preferred with 3-5 years of experience
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closures
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles
  • 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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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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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 onlineat 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.



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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