Associate Director of Leadership Giving

Job description

Category:: Administrative Positions
Department:: Advancement
Locations:: Springfield, OH
Posted:: Jul 12, '18
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1-85015-50101

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:

The Advancement department is recruiting for an Associate Director of Leadership Giving. This position requires an energetic and detailed self-starter who can creatively invite Wittenberg alumni and friends to invest in the present and future funding priorities of the University. The successful candidate will engage key volunteers, board members, senior administration and faculty members as appropriate to maximize fundraising success for the University.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Create strategies for a portfolio of 125-150 individual alumni and friends to make outright and planned gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • Use education, outreach and involvement to retain current donors while seeking opportunities to develop new donors for university funding priorities.
  • Research and/or prepare gift proposals, individual engagement and solicitation plans, stewardship activities, and activity reports as necessary.
  • Participate in university and Advancement-hosted events.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree is required. We require 1 to 3 years in non-profit fundraising or transferable skills such as experience in higher education admissions or recruiting. Additionally, we are looking for candidates with the ability to work with prospective donors capable of making five and six figure gifts. Candidates must have effective written and verbal communication skills. Frequent travel is required as is evening and weekend work. Must have the ability to build relationships in support of the University's mission using digital means as well as through 150-180 face-to-face visits per year. A valid driver's license and proof of good driving record is required.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.




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Posted: 7/12/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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