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.


Accountant

Structure
The Accountant is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Accounting Manager.

Focus
This position of Accountant is responsible for performing the daily and monthly functions associated with general ledger processing, including accounts payable, purchase orders, credit card administration, report distribution and reconciliation. This position serves as backup to various accounting functions.

Specific Duties

  • Assist with the functions related to Accounts Payable
  • Invoice workflow
  • Vendor set-up and maintenance
  • Payment distribution
  • 1099 processing
  • Administer corporate credit card program, Fifth Third and Concur
  • Assist with purchase order process
  • Maintain files
  • Match purchase orders with invoices
  • Manage outstanding purchase order status
  • Monthly report distribution
  • UCF Departmental Expenditure reports
  • Statement of Fund Operation reports
  • Restricted Fund reports to UC Health Staff
  • Maintain and update recipients as needed
  • Assist with UC Health restricted fund maintenance and reconciliation
  • Attach annual donor reports to designations in CRM
  • Assist with preparation of workpapers related to the annual audit
  • Prepare annual audit confirmation letters
  • Process journal entries, purchase requisitions and check requests related to the Finance and Accounting areas.
  • Maintain various general ledger schedules and perform reconciliations as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of accounting experience preferred
  • Previous experience at a non-profit or institution of higher learning preferred, but not required
  • Understanding of computerized accounting systems and Excel spreadsheet software
  • Self-motivated, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to work on a team and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ability to also work independently, with a high degree of accuracy

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Accounting Manager

Structure
The Accounting Manager is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Associate Controller.

Focus
The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of all financial information and reporting pertaining to UC Health Foundation’s (UCHF) restricted funds and operating budget and oversight of the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) Accounts Payable, Concur and Investment (Non UC Endowment Pool) functions.

Specific Duties

  • Fund Maintenance & Recording (UCHF)
  • Supervise Director of General Accounting, Senior Accountant, and Accountant.
  • Management of processes supporting donations and expenses, accounting under generally accepted accounting principles and fundraising
  • Management of monthly interface and financial reconciliation between Blackbaud Raisers's Edge, Blackbaud CRM (CRM), Blackbaud Financial Edge (FE) and Lawson
  • Review and approve all expenditures submitted by UC Health (UCH) departments from restricted funds for assets to be released from restriction
  • Collaborate with UC Health Development staff to obtain donor documentation for the establishment of new funds in accordance with UC Health Corporate financial policies
  • Prepare and obtain Board approval for authorization of income spending from permanently restricted endowments
  • Support Grateful Patient & Family program with processing of expenses to ensure corporate & HIPAA compliance
  • Coordinate backend processing of UCH employee giving with Data Management team via reconciliation between CRM, FE, UCH Payroll and UCH Finance
  • Manage restriction 95, UCHF sub-ledger in Financial Edge. Building, managing data & reporting to UC Health fund administrators monthly, or as needed
  • Manage UC Health workflow process for contracts
  • Management interface with appropriate personnel for processes supporting UC Health Foundation & Academic Health Center budgets
  • Formulate and supervise the policies and procedures of the UC Health Foundation
  • Ensure compliance with all financial policies of UC Health including cash receipts, investments and expense authorization
  • Ensure compliance with IRS and applicable laws (such as UPMIFA)
  • Develop, monitor, and implement changes to policies and procedures as needed
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with UCH Finance staff
  • Produce UCHF monthly financial reports for UCH leadership, UCH Finance and UCHF Board of Trustees
  • Provide analysis and pro-forma for potential events/anticipated fundraising needs for projects and/or capital
  • Collaborate with UCH Corporate Finance to provide data needed for monthly financial statements, external audits, annual tax returns and requests from internal management
  • Provide supervisory oversight of the following UCF accounting functions: Accounts Payable, Concur, Purchase Order, Credit Card Administration and Investments (Non Endowment Pool) and monthly sweep of funds to the University of Cincinnati
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of accounting experience, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of accounting experience
  • CPA preferred.
  • Supervisory experience of accounting functions preferred.
  • Previous experience at a non-profit or institution of higher learning preferred, but not required
  • Self-motivated, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles
  • Ability to work on a team and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ability to also work independently, with a high degree of accuracy

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Advancement Writer

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

Focus
The Advancement Writer is a full-time position responsible for executive communications, including preparing confidential briefings, and writing speeches, remarks, letters and reports. This position will also support the expansion of activities around top donors and principal gift fundraising.

Specific Duties

  • Executive communications including confidential briefings, writing speeches, remarks, letters and reports.
  • Support activities around top donors and principal gift fundraising.
  • Provide strategy and messaging guidance and strong execution of communications work to support major initiatives and campaigns.
  • Write compelling donor proposals in collaboration with development professionals.
  • Develop and communicate standards and policies to a range of clients, including colleges and departments, agencies and UC Foundation staff.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 to 5 years of experience, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience. Previous experience in higher education advancement.
  • Candidates are required to submit a portfolio showcasing their skills in synthesizing research, executive-level briefings, communications on behalf of executive,
  • including speeches, talking points and letters, proposal and cases, especially related to higher education fundraising, stewardship reports and other donor
  • communication, newsletters or other publications that support and inspire philanthropy, shorter-form marketing copywriting for web, brochures, PSAs, and donor stories and news releases.
  • Superb researcher, storyteller, writer, editor and collaborator.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group communications skills.
  • Proven ability to develop communications materials resulting in significant philanthropy.
  • Proven ability to guide projects, develop strategy and guidelines.
  • Understanding of best practices in fundraising communications across print and digital multiple platforms.
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills.
  • Ability to understand and write about complex and technical subject matter clearly and succinctly.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Impeccable proofreading, spelling and grammar skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with AP style and in-house style guides.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant Director of Development, CEAS

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

Focus
The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).  Activities of the Assistant Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience
  • Experience in a higher-education environment preferred
  • 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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Director of Development, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

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

Focus
The Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Activities of the Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities.

Specific Duties

  • Cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major and special gifts prospects as well as work collaboratively with UCF staff in Annual Giving, Corporation and Foundation Relations and Gift Planning.
  • Responsible for directing the fundraising activities within assigned programs and academic units to be determined in coordination with the Senior Director of Development.
  • Make cultivation and solicitation visits to A&S friends and alumni within and outside the Cincinnati region in conjunction with UCF regional team members, CFR and Office of Gift Planning personnel.
  • Support donor stewardship activities in collaboration with UCF Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, Development Coordinator and Senior Director of Development.
  • Recruit and involve volunteers for college fundraising activities.
  • Work with the Dean and other key A&S faculty and personnel on fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Prepare timely contact reports and ensure the accuracy of monthly reports.
  • Participate fully in UCF prospect and clearance process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational 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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Director of Development, UCGNI

Structure
The Director of Development, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI) is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and has a full-time assignment to the UC Academic Health Center’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. This position reports to the Senior Director of Development, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Focus
The Director of Development, UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI) is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs in the UC Gardner Neuroscience 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 programs' academic missions.

Specific Duties

  • Develop and implement plans for achieving projected dollar goals for assigned projects each year.
  • Devise and execute strategies for qualifying and cultivating assigned prospects for special, major and deferred gifts through in-person solicitations.
  • Build and qualify viable prospect lists for all projects, utilizing resources of UCFs Office of Prospect Research and through consultation with the appropriate College of Medicine/UC Health faculty, volunteers and UCF staff.
  • Maintain an active schedule of personal visits with prospects.
  • Provide guidance and support to volunteers involved with assigned fund-raising projects and develop strategies to train and recruit new volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of gifts and donors.
  • Maintain donor files and reports related to UCF, the College of Medicine and UC Health fund-raising programs.
  • Complete other special assignments relating to awareness, involvement and support as requested by faculty, in close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center & UC Health and the Senior Director of Development for the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles.
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Student Positions

Student Intern, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The UC Foundation Intern, Corporate and Foundation Relations, is a part-time, paid student position employed by UCF reporting to the Director, Foundation Relations. The internship period is April 30, 2018 to April 26, 2019. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Intern will work with the Director, Foundation Relations to identify prospects, build out prospect profiles, and write letters of inquiry, full proposals, and create marketing materials for targeted programs.

Specific Duties

  • Identify foundation and corporate prospects for targeted UC programs, using various search criteria.
  • Build out prospect profiles
  • Draft Letters of Inquiry for prospects
  • Research statistics and best practices to strengthen the cases for support for various programs
  • Write and submit full proposals
  • Write copy for marketing brochures for target programs

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point
  • Submission of a creative writing sample
  • Must be will to commit to at least one full semester
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge and/or involvement of UC student organizations and activities.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with team members.
  • High level of initiative, good work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time.
  • Strong interest for a career in philanthropy, non-profit management, or marketing.
  • Comfortable leading projects with fellow students, as well as presenting to audiences of varying sizes.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Student Intern, Graphic Design

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The UC Foundation Intern, Graphic Designer, is a part-time, paid student position reporting to the Creative Director. The internship period is April 30, 2018 to April 26, 2018. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The Graphic Design Intern (GDI) assists the UCF Creative Services team to produce high-quality strategic print materials and graphics for web/email/social media adhering to UC branding standards. All work supports the Communications and Marketing team and UCF development/fundraising efforts. The right candidate is able to think quickly, respond candidly, meet deadlines, take initiative, multi-task, and strengthen UCF creative services.

Specific Duties:

  • Design and production work for various projects including but not limited to campaigns, UC Bicentennial celebration, special donor recognition and fundraising events and marketing collateral for professional printing.
  • Design and optimize digital graphics for web/email/social media.
  • Maintain and organize department photography library and logo assets.
  • Interface with local print vendors. Approve printed proofs, attend press checks.
  • Attend monthly UC Brand Review committee meetings on main campus.
  • Attend client meetings to assist with new project requests.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus/DAAP with an above average grade point.
  • Must be willing to commit to at least one full semester.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a design portfolio during the interview process.
  • Completed coursework in print and web graphic design.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Attention to detail. Must work autonomously at times and take ownership of proofing own work.
  • Outstanding computer, communication and marketing writing/editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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