Director, Philanthropy

Kent State University

Director, Philanthropy

  • Institution: Kent State University
  • Location: Kent, OH US

Director, Philanthropy

  • Kent State University | Kent, OH US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 02, 2022
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Job TitleDirector, Philanthropy

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Executive

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Location Kent, OH US

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Kent State University has the following employment opportunities.

Director, Philanthropy – [Job #995918] – Kent Campus – Kent, OH Opportunity This position is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects in order to generate private gift support for an assigned area or college. Reports to designated supervisor. Duties: Develop and implement cultivation strategies in consultation with other professional development staff for generating private financial support based on assigned area’s goals and objectives. Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major and leadership gifts. Assist in the University’s capital campaign; cultivate and solicit individuals within Ohio and in nationally assigned regions. Recruit and train volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts at the special gifts and annual giving levels. Serve as liaison between assigned area and the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, (DPAE) regarding prospect activity. Manage major donor prospects, focusing on individual donors and coordinating with Corporate and Foundation Relations staff on corporate and foundation donors. May assist in planning and developing special projects relative to interests of prospects. May develop and coordinate marketing efforts to target key constituency groups; may oversee development of advertising media and conduct special promotional events. Provide development support to assigned college Dean/Director, faculty and staff as required. May provide direct supervision of advancement staff within an assigned area or college and provide leadership in setting annual fundraising goals, objectives, and strategies. Serve on various campus and community committees, task forces, councils, etc. Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and three years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience required. Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required.



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