Associate Director of Advancement Communications and Foundation Relations at The Ohio State University

Associate Director of Advancement Communications and Foundation Relations at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
October 12, 2017
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Advancement Communications and Foundation Relations works collaboratively with the CAO and the Director of Strategic Engagement at the Moritz College of Law and furthers the efforts of the College's Office of Advancement. S/he partners with the College of Law’s faculty and the university's Foundation Relations team to research, draft and secure Foundation funding in the advancement of the Moritz College of Law's mission. Responsibilities also include creating and executing targeted communications pieces for Moritz Advancement; producing various communications on behalf of the dean, faculty, staff and other senior members of the College; and supporting the Advancement team with additional projects.

Position Requirements

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field plus at least one-year fundraising experience or experience engaging in persuasive activities or sales with external constituents.


One year of fundraising experience in a university setting, working with faculty. One year of foundation relations experience. Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of grant writing a plus.


Familiarity with contemporary issues and methods of fundraising and philanthropy; demonstrated success in higher education and/or non-profit fundraising; ability to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines; knowledge of Ohio State and its policies and procedures.

Required Experience

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