Development Officer

Posted on 06/18/2021

University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

The University of Findlay is seeking a full-time development officer.  The Development Officer will build and manage a portfolio of individuals who have the financial capacity to make leadership level gifts to the University of at least $25,000 to support strategic fund raising priorities for endowment, capital, annual, and programmatic projects. The Development Officer will develop an annual plan to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni, parents and friends for major gifts to support priority funding needs of the university.

The Development Officer will have a personal portfolio of major gift prospects (approx. 150 prospect households) they will manage. The Development Officer will utilize staff and departmental resources to focus on prospects who can make the largest gifts to the University, and work with the college deans to assist them in identifying and cultivating donors to their college priorities.

An associate’s degree is required, bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of relevant experience.  The candidate must possess experience in fundraising or transferable skills, prefer prior experience working with volunteers; computer literacy, including familiarity with the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, E-Mail, scheduling and database software programs; and three years of professional experience.  Candidates with a background in higher education fund raising and a history of successfully soliciting five figure and higher gifts will be given first preference.  Other candidates with backgrounds in professions with transferable skills will also be considered, e.g. sales, marketing, communications, etc. Preference given to candidates with three years of relevant experience; experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser Edge software; and experience in development and higher education or other non-profit.

A valid US Drivers’ license with a safe driving record is required, and the energy and ability to travel 5 to 10 days a month.  Some evening and weekend work, and some overnight travel are expectations of this position.

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 80+ majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, a doctor of pharmacy, a doctor of physical therapy, a doctor of occupational therapy and an Ed.D. More than 3,700 students are enrolled at Findlay.  In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks.

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).

The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.

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