Assistant Director of Development, Economics Center

Job title: Assistant Director of Development, Economics Center
Organization: The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating various fundraising and constituent engagement programs to benefit philanthropic opportunities within the Economics Center, including annual giving appeals, fundraising events, corporate and foundation relations, and, in collaboration with the Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Affairs, on major gift support from individuals.

Specific Duties

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, build, qualify, and manage a portfolio of assigned donors and prospects; devise and execute strategies for prospect discovery, cultivation, and solicitation; focus on leadership annual gifts (acquisition and upgrades) and major gifts of $50K+.
  • Develop and implement plans each year for achieving projected dollar goals for the annual and major gift fundraising
  • Conduct personal visits with prospects and of the Center; visits will be conducted for the purposes of prospect discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  Include Center director and volunteers as appropriate and/or requested.
  • Utilize UCF fundraising specialists (Gift Planning, CFR, and Regional Programs) for the benefit of the program and University.
  • Coordinate closely all corporation and foundation prospects and proposals with the Associate Director of Corporation Relations in the UC Foundation.
  • Coordinate all individual prospects with the Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations and/or the assigned prospect manager as indicated in the UC Foundation’s database.
  • Adhere to the UC Foundation’s policies and process of prospect management to ensure coordination with all units and programs at the University.
  • Maintain quality donor files, including timely submission of contact reports in the Foundation database.
  • Participate fully in UCF prospect and clearance process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and/or grant writing.
  • Ability to effectively build and sustain good collaborative relationships with donors, colleagues, volunteers, college personnel, and other constituencies in a professional manner.
  • Strong organizational skills, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines, managing details accurately, and following through in a timely manner.
  • Preferred demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft, Excel, Microsoft Office, e-mail and web-related activities, and database management.
  • 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 mission of the Economic Center and the University of Cincinnati.

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