College of Arts and Sciences – Arts and Humanities Division
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to be searching for a new Director of Development. You will join an experienced development team as the College continues to position itself as the leading academic fundraising unit on campus. The individual in this position will be embedded primarily in the Arts and Humanities and serve as the liaison to academic departments in the division. You will be responsible for discovering, maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will have the opportunity to enhance your career as the College seeks to grow to an $80M annual fundraising operation.
The position will report to the Senior Director of Development in the College of Arts and Sciences and will additionally have opportunities to partner with professionals in principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, alumni relations and events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, communications, and research to ensure their success as a part of a multi-faceted, nimble and well-resourced advancement team. The ability to both lead and partner on campus while regularly traveling to prospect and build a strong portfolio in an assigned geographical territory is essential.
Among the College's fundraising priorities that all development team members have the opportunity to participate in and raise support for are faculty excellence, a vibrant Arts District emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street, a core chemistry facility, graduate student support, undergraduate scholarships providing increased access for academically-qualified students – especially from our Ohio communities – and experiential learning opportunities for research, internships, and travel abroad. Helping donors to find where their philanthropy aligns with the university's and the unit's priorities provides for a stimulating, creative, and rewarding work environment.
Individuals passionate about the power of a liberal arts and sciences education environment and able to articulate the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the world that we live in today are encouraged to apply.
More about the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors. The College is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university's 550,000 living alumni.
Our environment is complex. It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to thrive in a world focused on continuous improvement; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals. In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.
Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?
Coinciding with the celebration of the university's 150th birthday, The Ohio State University just launched the public phase of Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university's 150 years of making history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education. Time and Change has a financial goal of $4.5 billion – also the largest in Ohio State's history – with three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.