McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Director of Development

Job title: McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Director of Development
Organization: The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Activities of the Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities.

Specific Duties

  • Cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major and special gifts prospects as well as work collaboratively with UCF staff in Annual Giving, Corporation and Foundation Relations and Gift Planning.
  • Responsible for directing the fundraising activities within assigned programs and academic units to be determined in coordination with the Senior Director of Development.
  • Make cultivation and solicitation visits to A&S friends and alumni within and outside the Cincinnati region in conjunction with UCF regional team members, CFR and Office of Gift Planning personnel.
  • Support donor stewardship activities in collaboration with UCF Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, Development Coordinator and Senior Director of Development.
  • Recruit and involve volunteers for college fundraising activities.
  • Work with the Dean and other key A&S faculty and personnel on fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Prepare timely contact reports and ensure the accuracy of monthly reports.
  • Participate fully in UCF prospect and clearance process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • 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 University of Cincinnati.

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