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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Development Coordinator, College of Medicine

Structure
The Development Coordinator, College of Medicine, is a non-exempt (hourly) position 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, 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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Director of Events

 

Structure
The Director of Events is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Executive Director of Donor Relations and Events.

Focus
The Director of Events provides leadership and strategic planning as it pertains to event development and implementation to support programming priorities of the UC Foundation, University Advancement, UC Health, the UC President’s office and other constituent partners at the University of Cincinnati.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 5-7 years of relevant experience managing a variety of special events for large and small diverse audiences is required, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Preference for higher education event planning and programming experience
  • Experience managing and executing the entire event cycle from planning to implementation to closeout is required
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment with speed, efficiency and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills with the personality to engage and collaborate with all university colleagues as well as external organizations, providing VIP programming and stewardship
  • Experience working with budgets, vendor negotiations, and managing contracts is required
  • Excellent creativity, idea generation, and on-target solutions for the development and enhancement of events
  • Strong knowledge of, and relationships with, event-related vendors
  • Skilled in discovering and anticipating client needs, and designing creative event solutions
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend events and travel as needed
  • Ability to lift and transport event materials up to 40lbs

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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Project Coordinator, Communications & Marketing

Structure
The Project Coordinator, Communications & Marketing is a non-exempt (hourly) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. The ideal candidate is a customer-focused, detail-oriented individual able to both work independently and as part of team. The candidate will be able to thrive in a in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. This key position will interact with both internal and external teams and clients to keep projects on track and moving forward, and will contribute to content development as well.

Focus
The coordinator plans, schedules and manages the implementation of communications, marketing and design projects for the Foundation, start to finish. The coordinator collaborates and consults with project requestors and all involved team members to attain information required for completion of projects. The coordinator develops and manages all project timelines, maintains a project calendar and delegates tasks within a project management system to ensure cohesive, overall department workflow. This position requires a demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once and a track record of meeting aggressive deadlines. The coordinator is extremely organized and innovative, offering creative solutions for streamlining workflow as necessary and will be able to identify missing elements in provided information, and following up where necessary to see all projects through to completion. This team member must have the ability to work independently, facilitate cross-team coordination, build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and remain levelheaded under pressure.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Superbly organized, with strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to clearly communicate, exercise good judgment and quickly adapt to meet tight deadlines in high-pressure environment
  • Proven ability to handle, update and maintain sensitive information in a confidential, timely and professional manner
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint
  • Prior experience with content creation, copy editing or development will be a plus

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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