Associate Director of Development at The Ohio State University

Associate Director of Development at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 16, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Development develops and implements short- and long-term plans to secure major gifts from alumni and volunteers in support of the College of Medicine (COM) and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) and university’s missions, objectives and priorities as set by the college dean and development’s senior vice president.  The focus of the position is to build a solid pipeline of major gift prospects. The successful individual in this position will be polished, friendly, driven and willing to get out the door and talk philanthropy. This position requires frequent travel, primarily focused on the state of Ohio.

The Associate Director of Development will exhibit the behaviors associated with the Office of Advancement’s core competencies:  Leadership, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Communication/Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree plus at least one year of fundraising experience or experience engaging in persuasive activities or sales with external constituents. Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.


Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising; fundraising experience in a university; previous alumni affairs and development experience.

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For a complete position description and application instructions, please visit Also, please visit to learn more about the Ohio State University Office of Advancement.

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.