The Senior Associate Director is a key leader within Prospect Development responsible for ensuring research and prospect management activities are successfully implemented. They will partner with the Senior Director and other Prospect Development colleagues to accomplish short and long-term program goals and provide information on, and assistance with, program challenges, successes, and continued growth.
Reporting to the Senior Director, the Senior Associate Director supervises a team of research and prospect management positions who support the university's fundraising activities. The position is responsible for designing and implementing diverse, comprehensive, and creative prospect identification strategies with focus on generating the critical insights of new prospect identification, wealth evaluation, and philanthropic interests. They will write and describe data in a clear and concise manner, ensuring material from multiple sources are synthesized into a coherent and accurate presentation.
The Senior Associate Director is an experienced prospect development professional with emphasis in both research and prospect management disciplines. They are expected to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Outlook, and Excel), a strong client service orientation, critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment when working with sensitive information.
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.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five years of experience in prospect development or equivalent experience in analytical research or information related field within an academic, nonprofit or corporate environment; experience with relational databases to perform queries and create reports; high level of proficiency with internet search techniques; one year of management experience including but not limited to hiring, training and supervision of staff, assigning and prioritizing work, and providing performance feedback and coaching or two years of volunteer leadership or lead worker experience to include oversight responsibility for work assignments, performance and/or team-level projects or 80 hours of training in basic supervision and/or management principles.
Two years of Blackbaud CRM Query and/or Microsoft Access or similar system; experience using Microsoft T-SQL; experience within a large, public university
Target Salary: $78,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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