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|Top Message||Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.|
|Message to Applicants|
|Number of Positions Available||1|
|University Title||Chief Advancement Officer|
|Working Title||Chief Advancement Officer|
|Department||Dev Constituency Fundraising|
|Summary of Duties||
Chief Advancement Officer
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is seeking an extraordinary leader who has a passion for higher education to serve as the chief fundraiser, head of marketing and communications, and alumni relations leader for the college. The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for understanding the mission, needs and value proposition of the college in order to strategically create awareness, engagement and philanthropic support from a variety of constituent groups including prospective student, donors, alumni, and friends.
CFAES is one of the university’s largest colleges, with 3,400 undergrads, and 40,000 alumni with a rich history grounded in the establishment of this land grant institution in 1870. The college is positioned to maintain a record-breaking fundraising pace of five straight years of growth (FY19 goal = $34 million). The CAO will play a pivotal role in maintaining this record-breaking momentum by leading an innovative, sophisticated and high-functioning Advancement team. The CAO reports to both the Assistant Vice President of Development and the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and leads a full complement of Advancement professionals comprised of approximately 8 development staff, 12 alumni, engagement, stewardship and event staff and approximately 20 marketing/communications staff.
Position highlights include opportunities to accomplish the following:
• Finalize plans and implement the next comprehensive campaign for the college.
• Prioritize the college’s marketing and communication efforts to ensure effective, efficient outreach to a broad base of constituents.
Alumni Relations (10%)
• Strategically engage alumni in efficient and effective ways with particular focus on increasing annual support for the college.
While the development and alumni relations staff have been led by this position in the past, the addition of the marketing/communications staff under the college’s Advancement umbrella is new and now mirrors the university’s advancement model. In addition to leading the growth of this team, the CAO will be a key member of the fundraising leadership team for the university and join a best-in-class Advancement environment that provides the resources, talent, and culture of collaboration to ensure success. Additionally, he/she will be a key member of the Dean’s leadership team.
|Additional Information for Applicants:||
First 1-3 months
First 3-6 months
First 12 months
Requirements include the experience and ability to deliver the following results:
• Manage the process of bringing the college’s marketing and communications functions under the Advancement umbrella.
More about the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The college’s alumni population often remains in Ohio (40%), with pockets also found in Texas, Florida and California. CFAES has identified four grand challenges facing Ohio and beyond. Advancement is essential in positively addressing these issues.
The college has some immediate facility needs focusing on the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. The CAO is essential to integrating the skills of the college’s Advancement team in support of this focus.
Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?
The Ohio State University recently concluded the most successful fundraising effort in its history, with contributions from what is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign. The But for Ohio State Campaign raised over $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors, shattering the goal of $2.5 billion. Ohio State is now one year away from the public kickoff of the next campaign which coincides with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday. 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.
You Need To Know
The Ohio State University is looking to make an investment in an experienced professional who will evolve the Advancement opportunities for the college and institution and therefore the salary for this position is negotiable. Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of your work. Learn more here: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.
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 gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, email@example.com.
|Pre Employment Screening||Requires the successful completion of a background check.|
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
• Master’s degree in a related field
|Job Category||Administrative and Professional|
|Job Appointment (FTE%)||
|Temporary or Regular||Regular|
|Posting Start Date||12/15/2018|
|Posting End Date||03/03/2019|
|Dept Contact Name||Bright,Gregory A|
|Dept Contact Phone||614/292-1609|
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