Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for the Division of Health Sciences, this position is a front-line fundraising position responsible for managing a comprehensive major gift program to support units within the Division of Health Sciences. The Director of Development is expected to devote 80% of work time to major gift fundraising activities and 20% of work time to administrative responsibilities. The office location will be in the OSU Foundation Corvallis, Oregon office.
The position may be located in either Corvallis, Oregon or Portland, OR, depending on the preferences of the selected candidate.
Measures of Success
Increase the overall productivity and efficiency of the Division’s development program by:
- Raising the level of annual private support over the next five to ten years.
- Growing the number of donor visits, proposals opened, and major gifts closed
- Working with the Senior Director of Development, develop and support clearly-defined strategic fundraising priorities for the assigned Health Sciences’ units and articulate a compelling case for support.
- Bring the foundation’s organizational values to life by modeling them at all times.
In addition to OSU Foundation colleagues, the key partners for this position are the unit’s Deans/Directors and appropriate faculty.
- Manage a prospect portfolio of 100-125 prospects rated at $50,000 to $5 million;
- Raise $1 - $2.5 million dollars per year, including 12-16 gifts at $50,000 and above
- Open 20-40 new proposals at the $50,000 level per year
- Conduct 120-160 face-to-face visits per year
- Travel five to seven days per month making three to five visits per travel day
- Perform related administrative duties for the assigned areas including writing contact reports, budget management, case statement development, and events development
- Assist to increase the overall productivity and efficiency of the division’s development staff in terms of numbers of potential donor visited, proposals opened, and major gifts closed
- Develop and support clearly-defined and strategic fundraising priorities for Division of Health Sciences units and articulate compelling cases for support going forward to advance them
- Bring the foundation’s organizational values to life by modeling them at all times
Major Gift Fundraising
Serve as a development officer for one of the units that comprise the division and working closely with the senior director of development, and dean or director of that unit to identify and advance the philanthropic priorities of the unit and to create an articulate and compelling case for support for the unit.
Advance the number and quality of the Division of Health Sciences’ leadership ($1 million and above) gift conversations in close partnership with the Senior Director of Development.
Potential Donor Discovery
Develop and implement a long-range strategic planning process to increase and grow the major gift pipeline and overall fundraising success over the next five to ten years for units within the Division of Health Sciences.
Develop, manage and contribute to the success of the volunteer structures, corporate partner programs, and events in the Division of Health Sciences focused on increasing private support to the assigned units within the Division.
Provide visible leadership across the entire organization by engaging in organization-wide activities such as development management meetings, all-staff meetings, and staff events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and three to five years of major gift development experience in higher education or related work experience. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. This position requires the ability to travel frequently, at times requiring overnight stays, and by various modes of transportation.