Development Officer/Senior Development Officer

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Denison University
Development Officer/Senior Development Officer

Denison University, a private, selective undergraduate liberal arts institution seeks a results oriented individual to join a team of major and planned giving professionals.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with prospects, donors, and volunteers to cultivate, solicit, and steward outright and deferred gifts. He/she will manage an appropriate number of major gift prospects to bring them closer to Denison through personal visits, volunteer activities and other contacts. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. In particular, he/she must be a careful listener who can gain the trust and respect of prospects and donors and should demonstrate the ability to work well with a diverse constituency. The position requires working collaboratively and proactively with major and planned giving colleagues and with colleagues throughout the campus. The successful candidate must be energetic and hard-working with a “can do” attitude and should possess a strong belief in the value of a liberal arts education. Bachelor’s degree and extensive travel required. A minimum of five years of fundraising experience or experience in a related field such as non-profit management, sales, or marketing is required. Prefer major gift fundraising experience in higher education at the 50k+ level.

Denison University offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits at Denison and affiliated colleges throughout the Midwest and a generous retirement contribution. Granville, Ohio, is a place you have to see to believe: lovely, sophisticated, and charming, with an excellent public school system, easy access to outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and kayaking, and is only 27 miles from the thriving night life and award winning cuisine of Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest metro area in the United States.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit Candidates applying by November 7, 2020 will be assured full consideration. Position open until filled.

Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.