Current Opportunities

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. The Foundation is charged to encourage philanthropy for UC and UC Health and to secure and steward contributions in support of their education, research and service goals.

All offers of employment, with the exception of student positions, are contingent upon passing a criminal background check and drug test.


 
Assistant/Associate Director of Communications for Health Initiatives

Structure
The Assistant/Associate Director of Communications for Health Initiatives is an exempt (salaried) position employed by The University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

Focus
The Assistant/Associate Director of Communications for Health Initiatives is a full-time position responsible for fundraising and related communications targeted to donors for specific health-related initiatives. Focus will be on supporting fundraising for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation for the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium and the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, the UC Cancer Institute and the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute. This is a highly collaborative position, and Assistant/Associate Director will work across the Foundation and in close partnership UC Health and other colleagues working on health-related initiatives. The Assistant/Associate Director must have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable convening groups and be able to assist those groups in clarifying goals, objectives, strategies and specific plans for a broad array of fundraising projects and communications materials. Successful candidates will have exemplary written communication and research skills, strong strategic-thinking skills and be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously to meet strict deadlines. Candidates should demonstrate an enthusiasm for innovation.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience
  • Advancement writing in health or higher education required
  • Proven ability to develop communications materials resulting in significant philanthropy
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proven ability to guide projects and develop strategy and detailed plans
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills and a proven ability to identify, and tell, exceptional human interest stories
  • Ability to understand and write about complex and technical subject matter—particularly in health sciences and medical fields—clearly and succinctly
  • Excellent interpersonal and group communications skills
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Impeccable copy editing, spelling and grammar skills. Familiarity with AP Style
  • Understanding of best practices in fundraising communications for multiple platforms

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health

Structure
The Assistant Vice President for Development, College of Medicine and UC Health is employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and has a full-time assignment to the UC Academic Health Center’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health.

Focus
The Assistant Vice President: designs and implements fundraising plans related to assigned priority projects particularly in the College of Medicine and UC Health; works with the Associate Vice President for Development, Academic Health Center and UC Health in cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects; assumes development-related managerial duties in coordination with the Associate Vice President for Development Academic Health Center and UC Health; takes on other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development or related experience, preferably in an academic health center, specific to major gift development, or advanced degree with 7-10 years of experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques associated with major gift/leadership gifts and planned giving
  • Ability to work independently and as part of major gifts team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships
  • Demonstrated success in managing, coaching and mentoring team members
  • Record of successful gift solicitations and closure
  • Willingness to travel, and attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the missions of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Associate Director, Communications and Marketing & Senior Advancement Writer

Structure
The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation and reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

Focus
The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer is a full-time position responsible for fundraising communications around key initiatives and campaigns targeted to high-end donors for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health including proposals, case statements, campaign materials and the UC Foundation’s Annual Report. The Associate Director and Senior Advancement Writer has exemplary written communication and research skills, strong interpersonal and strategic-thinking skills and can successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of advancement writing experience, specifically in higher education, or advanced degree with 2-3 years of experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and group communications skills
  • Proven ability to develop communications materials resulting in significant philanthropy
  • Proven ability to guide projects, develop strategy and guidelines
  • Understanding of best practices in fundraising communications across print and digital multiple platforms
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills
  • Ability to understand and write about complex and technical subject matter clearly and succinctly
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Impeccable proofreading, spelling and grammar skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with AP style and in-house style guides

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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College Relations Intern, UCAA

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The College Relations Student Intern is a part-time, paid student position employed  by UCF reporting to the Director of College Relations, Outreach and Engagement. The internship period begins immediately and runs indefinitely. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The College Relations Student Intern supports the UCAA’s College Relations team, which is responsible for developing and executing programs and events that promote alumni engagement through college-specific alumni network activities, with significant responsibility related to volunteer management, relationship building and program development. The work schedule for this position is flexible.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point; preference for junior or senior status
  • Availability to work 10-20 hours/week
  • Strong interest in event planning or external relations, preferably studying business, communications or marketing. Prior experience in an assistant role a plus
  • Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; the ability to multi-task; be detail-oriented; and have an enthusiastic and energetic attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience working in CRM databases a plus
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Database Analyst & Report Writer

Structure
The Database Analyst & Report Writer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Reporting Services.

Focus
The Foundation is heavily dependent on the information systems and data which support the fundraising priorities of the institution. The ability to retrieve data accurately and in a timely manner is of primary importance to efficient operations. The Database Analyst & Report Writer is responsible for working with the UC Foundation and the UC Health IT teams to extract and report on data derived from multiple data sources. This position serves as a data expert and is the coordinator of day-to-day methods used to retrieve data and generate reports. The position provides a link between raw enterprise data and the functional teams by aiding our internal customers in the retrieval of data. The position aids customers to quickly and accurately retrieve data for decision-making and fundraising initiatives.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience with database systems preferred
  • Ability to work in a changing and team environment
  • Must have experience with database development, SQL and SSRS
  • .Net development experience is highly preferred
  • Experience with fund raising and higher education preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud products highly preferred
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, effective communication and documentation skills
  • You are a data aficionado – you love to analyze it, help structure it, manipulate it, interpret it, and knowing when it means absolutely nothing

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director, Gift Planning

Structure
The Director of Gift Planning is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Gift Planning.

Focus
The Director of Gift Planning serves both as a fundraising professional and as manager of the Gift Planning Office. The Director of Gift Planning holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other and financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. The Director of Gift Planning serves as fundraising liaison to several University areas and UC Health and prepares written materials, including working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and IRA charitable rollovers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience in raising funds through outright and deferred giving; proven ability to manage prospects, generate high-level strategies for cultivation and solicitation of prospects, supervise volunteers, and establish goals; strong attention to detail, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills; and the ability to travel and attend College functions during and after normal business hours are required
  • A proven fundraising track record and detailed in-depth knowledge of gift planning and its complexities including estate planning, tax laws, wills, trusts, etc.
  • Research and analyze large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects
  • A familiarity with tax, legal, and financial concepts and strategies involved in estate and philanthropic planning
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality
  • Previous experience working at an institution of higher education preferred

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Director of Integrated Marketing, UCAA

Structure
The Director of Integrated Marketing for the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association (UCAA) and Annual Giving, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and Member Marketing.

Focus
Working with staff, volunteers, campus units, and business partners, the director manages and executes a comprehensive integrated marketing and communications effort designed to advance the Alumni Association and Annual Giving programs and priorities.  Through a holistic approach to communications and marketing, the director will optimize resources to create a brand experience for alumni and donors with an emphasis on promoting philanthropy intended to yield active engagement and participation among its nearly 300,000 alumni members.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience in marketing and/or member services in alumni relations or annual giving, preferably within the context of a higher education institution or a large non-profit organization
  • Strong understanding of HTML in email marketing and website management
  • Experience in digital and electronic communications including content management, graphic design, PowerPoint, excel and Microsoft office products
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with social networking as a conduit for constituent engagement
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff
  • Proven skills in organizational planning, interpersonal, written, and verbal communications; a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Must be willing to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are graduates of the University of Cincinnati

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Graphic Design Intern, UCAA

Structure
The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is responsible for fund-raising activities benefiting the University of Cincinnati. The Graphic Design Intern, Alumni Association, is a part-time, paid student position employed by UCF reporting to the Project Manager, Member Services and Engagement. The internship period begins immediately and runs indefinitely. This position is not an academic internship and does not provide credit toward a degree.

Focus
The Graphic Design Intern will assist with all aspect of design for the UC Alumni Association. The position will contribute to the design needs for each UCAA department 10-20 hours/week. The work schedule for this position is flexible. The UCAA office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the student’s schedule will be determined based on the student’s availability during office hours.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at UC Main Campus with an above average grade point; preference for junior or senior status
  • Strong computer experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Dreamweaver
  • Strong interest in design; studying Graphic Design
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, design standards and brand guideline
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with team members
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to successfully completing tasks on time
  • High degree of confidentiality and professionalism

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Prospect Management Analyst

Structure
The Prospect Management Analyst – Prospect Development is a non-exempt (hourly) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Assistant Director of Prospect Management.

Focus
The Prospect Management Analyst focuses on optimizing prospective donor pools and pipelines, and providing the strategic insights required to effectively manage UCF’s relationship with its constituents. The Prospect Management Analyst will join a team of professionals who bring diverse skills in data analysis, research, and relationship management. The position will largely focus on supporting relationship management policies and process. Additionally, the Prospect Management Analyst will work independently and collaboratively with other members of the team to provide necessary research to carry out various fund-raising programs and objectives on behalf of the UC Foundation and the University of Cincinnati, while ensuring that all research conducted is accurate, comprehensive and produced on a timely basis.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience (four years minimum in research); background in higher education development is preferred
  • Strong background analyzing, structuring, manipulating, and interpreting data with the ability to determine relevant and irrelevant data
  • High level of integrity that protects all involved when collecting sensitive information about donors & prospects
  • A commitment to the department’s values of: curiosity, partnership, a can do attitude, and courageousness
  • Strong experience leveraging information resources. A keen understanding of available resources and the ability to retrieve information
  • Ability to connect with people to collect relevant, meaningful information
  • Skills to support today’s business expectations – including excellent analytical skills and the ability to identify, understand and interpret financial and other information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines
  • Work independently and know when to partner
  • Self-motivation but asks for direction & guidance
  • Recognition that the position is an internal partnership requires the working well with others across the organization
  • Exceptional, quality writing. The ability to compose concise, focused research documents with attention to accuracy and detail that supports the cultivation and solicitation processes
  • Working knowledge of online databases, Microsoft Word, Excel and other research tools. Experience with a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud CRM
  • Knowledge of the University of Cincinnati is preferred but not required

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Senior Director of Advancement Services and Data Management

Structure
The Senior Director of Advancement Services & Data Management is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) reports to the Vice President for Advancement Services.

Focus
The Senior Director of Advancement Services & Data Management coordinates and facilitates the University's mission in the areas of advancement services, gift processing, data management and other assignments as deemed appropriate by the Vice President for Advancement Services. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement Services, the Senior Director is responsible for the ownership of data management policies & procedures as it relates to gift and biographical data within the Blackbaud CRM software as well as the direction of a team responsible for the input and management of all Donor and Alumni data. Their efforts are critical to aiding the University in meeting fundraising goals as part of the University's comprehensive campaign.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience, or advanced degree with 5-7 years of experience. Experience in fundraising environment required, experience in higher education preferred
  • Progressively responsible experience in a large institutional campaign. Understanding of philanthropy, higher education and fundraising programs is required
  • Experience leading teams and or complex projects
  • Extensive computer software experience including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated knowledge of Blackbaud CRM or Raiser’s Edge is required
  • Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, including University leadership
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated tact and diplomacy in working with a wide variety of personalities. High degree of professionalism, ethical sensitivity and discretion; ability to maintain a commitment to confidentiality; good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans. Ability to lead groups and projects as well as function as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines. Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to act independently and make decisions as required in the absence of the Vice President
  • Excellent knowledge in business communications and financial management

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Staff Accountant

Structure
The Staff Accountant is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (Foundation) and reports to the Financial Analyst.

Focus
This position is responsible for performing the daily and monthly functions associated with maintaining the general ledger. This position serves as backup to various accounting functions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required with 2-5 years of related experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially MS Excel
  • Self-motivated, excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and processes
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Proven ability to meet daily and monthly deliverables
  • Ability to work on a team and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Ability to also work independently, with a high degree of accuracy

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Trainer, Fundraising Applications

Structure
The Trainer for Fundraising Applications is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Director of Fundraising Applications.

Focus
The Foundation is heavily dependent on the information systems and data which support the fundraising priorities of the institution. The ability to leverage technology with emphasis on process efficiencies and research is of primary importance to our philanthropic mission. This position serves as a functional expert for our fundraising application, Blackbaud, and is the coordinator of day-to-day operations related to group training and course development, as well as one on one training for user support. Additionally, the position provides a link between IT and the functional teams by aiding our internal customers in finding ways to enhance their user experience and providing training on core Microsoft Products.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience. Must have 2 or more years of experience in a training capacity and systems delivery
  • Experience supporting Blackbaud or Raiser’s Edge training is strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Office training
  • Background in Fundraising strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and data governance in the field of Advancement Services and philanthropy is strongly preferred
  • Strong functional knowledge of the technologies driving enterprise fundraising software transformation
  • Fearlessness to question everything in the pursuit to find a better way; willingness to question assumptions defining current business practices
  • Experience working in a higher education environment preferred
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, project management skills, and effective communication and documentation skills
  • Must possess strong technical writing skills
  • Must possess strong Microsoft Office skills with emphasis on Microsoft Excel

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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Web Developer and UI Designer

Structure
The Web Developer and UI Designer is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Associate Director of Digital Communications and works in collaboration with the Advancement Services team. 

Focus
The Communications and Marketing Team provides full-service communications and design support for all departments at the University of Cincinnati Foundation. As a member of the digital communications team, the web developer will provide custom solutions to client needs across the Foundation. The Web Developer and UI Designer should speak both the business and technical languages fluently, and be passionate about hands-on technical configuration, creative problem solving and mentoring. While the primary focus of the position will be public-facing content on foundation.uc.edu and alumni.uc.edu, the Web Developer and UI Designer will need to develop a strong working understanding of how the fundraising database (Blackbaud CRM) integrates with the website in order to develop custom online parts.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience
  • Ability to work with technical staff and key Foundation stakeholders while building strong vendor relationships
  • A passionate and collaborative attitude that embraces innovative and diverse thinking to build best-in-class web experiences
  • Strong troubleshooting skills using industry-accepted best-practices and tools
  • A command for details, hands-on, and willingness to roll up their sleeves
  • Ability to proactively recognize needs, balance multiple projects, manage daily work-load and prioritize tasks
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, project management skills, and effective communication and documentation skills
  • Proven propensity to learn new interactive techniques and technologies
  • Experience supporting and customizing vended software (Blackbaud CRM and BBIS)
  • Extremely comfortable with independently learning about and integrating with documented APIs, SDKs, and various web services
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, and version control software, and Reporting Services such as SSRS
  • Expertise in coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design front-end development without the use of a WYSIWYG editor
  • Proven technical knowledge of .NET languages: ASP, C#, and VB
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have worked in a university fundraising or other non-profit organization

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online.

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