Director of Advancement

Job title: Director of Advancement
Organization: Magnified Giving
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Magnified Giving (MG) invites applications and nominations for the newly created position of Director of Advancement, a senior level position reporting to the Executive Director of MG. The Director of Advancement is a senior fundraising position for MG, a Greater Cincinnati 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization founded in 2008 and based in Cincinnati, OH with partner schools in greater Cincinnati, central Ohio northeast Ohio, and northern Kentucky.

The mission of MG is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, and to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others, and magnify the impact of philanthropy.  The MG program began with 8 schools and in 2016-17, last year 81 schools participated.  Over the past nine years, over 15,000 students have participated in the MG program.   MG student participants have researched hundreds of different non-profits, sent over thousands of grant application invitations to agencies, visited hundreds of organizations, and presented over $542,000 to over 350 deserving non-profits.

MG has received recognition from the community for its efforts.  Roger Grein, the founder and President, was named the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Professional Fundraisers and received the 2012 Mader Award.  The MG Student Philanthropy Program was selected the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Cincinnati Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.  And, MG nominee, Heather Konerman, won the AFP Student Philanthropist of the Year and will be honored November 9th at the AFP luncheon held at Music Hall.


MG is seeking a Director of Advancement who is committed to the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  In donor relations, fundraising activities and administration of the position, the Director of Advancement will maintain the highest personal and professional standards while striving to:

  • Creates and leads a coordinated program of fundraising activities designed to increase the number and level of gift donors.
  • Collaborate with staff members and key volunteers, as well as community and business leaders to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies.
  • Executes strategies involving stakeholders, program alumni, friends, and volunteers in identifying and cultivating new individual, corporate, institutional and/or foundation prospects.
  • Design and implement innovative programs to identify all levels of gift donors.
  • Monitors and enhances stewardship with current and prospective donors to create new development opportunities.
  • Maintain official donor records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Effectiveness of the Director of Advancement will be measured by his/her ability to effectively increase the size of MG’s donor base, fundraising activities, and, a related increase in donations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
  • Represent MG programs and point of view at meetings, activities, and school or organization events.
  • Continue personal professional development.

The Director of Advancement will be responsible to the Executive Director and will work closely with the MG Board of Directors serving as the primary liaison and staff support for the MG Advancement Committee.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent education and experience;
  • Five (5) to 8 (eight) years equivalent experience in development experience
  • Proven record of development, fundraising, and community relations;
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer skills include working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access) and database management, and applicable spreadsheet software including fund raising/planned giving software;
  • A valid driver’s license and current auto insurance required.
  • The position may require working some evenings, weekends and travel occasionally.


  • Record of achievement with a minimum of five years progressive experience leading a successful fundraising program and activities for an organization (non-profit).
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)


Interested applicants should view the MG website for information about MG and its programs at

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications and inquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.  Complete applications should be received no later than October 6, 2017 for full consideration.

Applicants must include two documents in their online application: (1) letter of application that specifically addresses the above responsibilities and qualifications and salary requirements; (2) resume; and, (3) for finalists, three letters of recommendation with reference contact information will be required.

Please note that applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format combining the two documents into one PDF file and submitted to email address:

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Information requests and nominations should be forwarded to: