Leadership Annual Giving aims to broaden the community of donor support for the Wexner Medical Center by establishing relationships with donors, alumni, volunteers, and/or grateful patients; soliciting leadership-level annual gifts targeting $3,000-$50,000; and identifying future major gift donors.
The Assistant Director will meet with and solicit a high volume of undiscovered prospects and be responsible for proactively managing a large portfolio of donors. This role requires frequent travel including approximately two overnight trips per month plus regular in-state travel and is responsible for managing an allocated budget. This position will utilize reporting and analysis tools to determine direct fundraising effectiveness, activities and strategies and will be measured on established metrics to include meetings, commitments, dollars and major gift referrals.
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Finance and operates with a high degree of independence, decision-making capabilities and judgment. Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills (including tact, diplomacy, and discretion) and the ability to maintain confidentiality, negotiate and be organized and analytical are a must. The successful candidate will be flexible and have the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and demands.
They are expected to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills when interacting with donors, alumni and volunteers and will create and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues from a variety of disciplines across Advancement and the university. All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness Frequent workweek travel and occasional evening and weekend work will occur.
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