Chief Development Officer, SVP

Job title: Chief Development Officer, SVP
Organization: United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Organization: Serving communities in 10 counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, United Way of Greater Cincinnati unites these diverse counties bringing people, organizations and resources together to fund solutions to some of the region’s most complex challenges. At its core, this United Way, founded in 1915 with total revenue of $66.5MM in 2017, invests in a system of programs and services – both via direct services and through 140 partner agencies — with a major focus of moving children and families on a path out of poverty. Offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

United Way’s Foundation manages the organization’s endowments and planned giving strategies which allow supporters to create long-lasting impact in the community. The Foundation was created in 1983 and has assets over $40 million and expectancies over $27 million.

Position: The Senior Vice President (Chief Development Officer) is a key member of the Executive Team reporting to the newly recruited President and CEO. S/he will develop and lead the strategic plan to achieve ambitious fundraising objectives by developing innovative engagement strategies to energize current donors, develop new donor markets, and further strengthen United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s traditional strengths – workplace giving, individual engagement, and endowments. In partnership with the President & CEO, the CDO will be the lead ambassador and spokesperson assuming a public role in nurturing and managing donor and other vital relationships with individual, corporate, government, and other institutional partners. (Position open due to incumbent being named CEO of the United Way of San Antonio.)

Experience, skills and competencies: The successful candidate will bring a bachelor’s degree and minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and accomplished leadership in fundraising, consultative sales or a related field. Essential competencies should include exemplary people skills, strategic leadership, and personal and team leadership. S/he will be a results-focused problem-solver, relationship builder, entrepreneurial in spirit with keen business acumen and strong quantitative analytic skills, ability to target the right metrics and clearly communicate complex data. In short, the organization is seeking a proven and accomplished leader ready to join a new leadership team to take this successful United Way to the next level! (For complete job description go to

United Way of Greater Cincinnati offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience, and an excellent work environment. Its 2018 operating budget is $15.8MM, and total net assets of $77.4MM.

Nominations/applications: Confidential nominations and applications are due no later than COB Friday, September 7, 2018 to Required is a resume with personalized cover letter describing the candidate’s professional interest in United Way of Greater Cincinnati and how s/he meets the experience, skills, and competencies cited above. All submissions will be acknowledged with confidentiality assured all parties. An Equal Opportunity Employer, United Way of Greater Cincinnati is committed to diversity and inclusion.