Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Columbus, Ohio
28 May 2019
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26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Director of Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) provides direction and leadership, and proactively administers the long and short-term strategies for annual giving at the leadership level for the Wexner Medical Center (WMC) and Health Sciences colleges. LAG is defined as annual gifts in the amount of $3,000 to $99,999 to include the acquisition, renewal, upgrading and stewarding of these gifts based on donor interest and passion to the university. They will also be responsible for carrying a manageable portfolio of high-end leadership annual giving prospects ($50k-$99k) and serve as the lead strategist for and subject matter expert on fundraising specifically for The Ohio State Alumni Association, Inc. (OSUAA).

This position builds strong relationships with colleagues across WMC, Advancement and colleges/units to develop, assess, message and document meaningful LAG donor opportunities that will strengthen the major gift donor pipeline, and provides ongoing guidance and performance feedback to LAG-focused staff in other colleges/units. They set metrics and benchmarks, research and develop best practices and tools, and manage program needs including data, tracking, and performance.

Reporting to and assisting the Senior Director of Regional Development, the Director will utilize the LAG program as a staffing pipeline to major gift officer roles. They supervise a team of fundraising professionals, operate with a high degree of independence, decision making capabilities, judgment, and discretion. This position will be proficient with MS Office programs and regularly utilize the customer relationship management system to include the timely input of prospect/donor information and will exhibit flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities and demands to include occasional evening and weekend work.

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.