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.


 

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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Assistant Director of Development, Economics Center

Structure
The Assistant Director of Development is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF), is assigned to work with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), and reports to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and Campaign Director and the Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

Focus
The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating various fundraising and constituent engagement programs to benefit philanthropic opportunities within the Economics Center, including annual giving appeals, fundraising events, corporate and foundation relations, and, in collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs, on major gift support from individuals.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Ability to effectively build and sustain good collaborative relationships with donors, colleagues, volunteers, college personnel, and other constituencies in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational skills, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines, managing details accurately, and following through in a timely manner
  • Preferred demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft, Excel, Microsoft Office, e-mail and web-related activities, and database management
  • 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 Economic Center and the University of Cincinnati

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health

Structure
The Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health is 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 Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health.

Focus
The Assistant Vice President: designs and implements fundraising plans related to assigned priority projects particularly in the College of Medicine and UC Health; works with the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health in cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects; assumes development-related managerial duties in coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development Academic Health Center and UC Health; takes on other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development or related experience, preferably in an academic health center, specific to major gift development, or advanced degree with 7-10 years of experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques associated with major gift/leadership gifts and planned giving
  • Ability to work independently and as part of major gifts team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships
  • Demonstrated success in managing, coaching and mentoring team members
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closure
  • 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 missions of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development

Structure
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF), is a member of the Central Programs Team and reports to the Vice President of Development. 

Focus
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development will support the UC Foundation’s campaign efforts by making discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls on high capacity prospects and existing donors across the country.  The individual will bring vision and strong execution and follow-through to the UC Foundation, leveraging their experience working in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development experience or advanced degree with 7-10 years of development experience. Experience should be at the Director, Senior Director, or Assistant VP level
  • Demonstrable evidence of closing 7 figure or more gifts through a well thought-out strategy and focused relationship building best practices
  • Demonstrable evidence of donor centric, collegial and effective work in highly complex higher education systems and environments, including but not limited to students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and industry professionals
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising
  • Must be willing to travel extensively for this position. Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • University of Cincinnati graduate is a plus

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, New York Metro Area

Structure
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, New York Metro Area, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF), is a member of the Central Programs Team and reports to the Vice President for Development.

Focus
The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development will support the UC Foundation’s campaign efforts by making discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls on high capacity prospects and existing donors in the major New York, NY region. The individual will bring vision and strong execution and follow-through to the UC Foundation, leveraging his/her experience working in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development experience or advanced degree with 7-10 years of development experience. Experience should be at the Director, Senior Director, or Assistant VP level
  • Demonstrable evidence of closing 7 figure or more gifts through a well thought-out strategy and focused relationship building best practices
  • Demonstrable evidence of donor centric, collegial and effective work in highly complex higher education systems and environments, including but not limited to students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and industry professionals
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising
  • Candidate that is currently a resident of New York area, with strong knowledge of the University would be considered
  • Must be willing to travel extensively for this position. Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • University of Cincinnati graduate is a plus

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Associate Director, Communications and Marketing & Senior Advancement Writer

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

Focus
The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer is a full-time position responsible for fundraising communications around key initiatives and campaigns targeted to high-end donors for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health including proposals, case statements, campaign materials and the UC Foundation’s Annual Report. The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer has exemplary written communication and research skills, strong interpersonal and strategic-thinking skills and can successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of advancement writing experience, specifically in higher education, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience
  • 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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Database Analyst & Report Writer

Structure
The Database Analyst & Report Writer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Reporting Services.

Focus
The Foundation is heavily dependent on the information systems and data which support the fundraising priorities of the institution. The ability to retrieve data accurately and in a timely manner is of primary importance to efficient operations. The Database Analyst & Report Writer is responsible for working with the UC Foundation and the UC Health IT teams to extract and report on data derived from multiple data sources. This position serves as a data expert and is the coordinator of day-to-day methods used to retrieve data and generate reports. The position provides a link between raw enterprise data and the functional teams by aiding our internal customers in the retrieval of data. The position aids customers to quickly and accurately retrieve data for decision-making and fundraising initiatives.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience with database systems preferred
  • Ability to work in a changing and team environment
  • Must have experience with database development, SQL and SSRS
  • .Net development experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with fund raising and higher education preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud products highly preferred
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, effective communication and documentation skills
  • You are a data aficionado – you love to analyze it, help structure it, manipulate it, interpret it, and knowing when it means absolutely nothing

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, College of Medicine

Structure
The Director of Development for the College of Medicine Educational Initiatives 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 – UC Health. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine & UC Health.

Focus
The Director of Development for the College of Medicine Educational Initiatives is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for scholarships in specifically assigned programs in the College of Medicine. Heavy emphasis will be placed on developing relationships with alumni, faculty, grateful patients and community partners in an effort to secure funding of scholarships.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting
  • Understanding of basic scientific principles
  • Candidates should possess strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure
  • 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, University Initiatives

Structure
The Director of Development, University Initiatives is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Vice President for Development.

Focus
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing and managing fundraising initiatives for the benefit of the University of Cincinnati-University-wide initiatives. This will include but not be limited to university-wide scholarships and programmatic support for cross discipline programs.

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 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, Gift Planning

Structure
The Director of Gift Planning is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Gift Planning.

Focus
The Director of Gift Planning serves both as a fundraising professional and as manager of the Gift Planning Office. The Director of Gift Planning holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other and financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. The Director of Gift Planning serves as fundraising liaison to several University areas and UC Health and prepares written materials, including working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and IRA charitable rollovers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience in raising funds through outright and deferred giving; proven ability to manage prospects, generate high-level strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects, supervise volunteers, and establish goals; strong attention to detail, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills; and the ability to travel and attend College functions during and after normal business hours are required
  • A proven fundraising track record and detailed in-depth knowledge of gift planning and its complexities including estate planning, tax laws, wills, trusts, etc.
  • Research and analyze large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects
  • A familiarity with tax, legal, and financial concepts and strategies involved in estate and philanthropic planning
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Previous experience working at an institution of higher education preferred

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program

Structure
The Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health.

Focus
The Director, Grateful Patient and Family Program (GPFP) will oversee implementation and management of the comprehensive grateful patient and family program. This will includes prospect identification, patient and family engagement as necessary, health care provider training and orientation (Clinician Champions), implementation of a direct mail program, planning and execution of UC Health related events and activities related to GPFP, program tracking and reporting, and implementation of the UC Health employee cultivation and giving efforts. The position will manage one to two direct reports in addition to working directly with physicians, faculty, and staff within the UC Foundation and UC Health.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to lead, manage, evaluate and motivate direct report team
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the proven ability to set priorities and meet multiple, competing deadlines
  • Excellent follow-through skills, accuracy and management of details
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, social media, database management, e-mail and web-related program

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Development, HLVI

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

Focus
A collaboration of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, HLVI is a multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional home for education, training, research and patient care for complex cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, disorders and conditions. HLVI consists of 9 recognized centers of excellence and 3 programs of distinction. The Director of Development, HLVI is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs related to HLVI-related research, education and patient care in the College of Medicine, UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Heavy emphasis will be placed on building an effective development program, identifying and qualifying prospects, 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, HLVI 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 HLVI.

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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