Director of The Heidelberg Fund & Alumni Engagement

Date Posted: 
Jul 28, 2014
Job Category: 
Full Time

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of The Heidelberg Fund & Alumni Engagement in the Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations division. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The Director of The Heidelberg Fund & Alumni Engagement is an administrative level leadership position. The position will develop and implement strategies to ensure the success and growth of a $1M+ comprehensive annual giving program. This position will lead all annual giving tasks including development marketing strategies, personal visits, supporting fundraising planning efforts, work with volunteers and students, and evaluating solicitation outcomes and researching tactics. The position reports to the Executive Director of Development, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and qualifications, including:

  • A thorough knowledge of institutional advancement and university relations work including alumni / volunteer management, fundraising and campaign strategies.
  • Skill in annual unrestricted or restricted giving programs.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional motivation and creativity.
  • Ability to develop and present well-developed strategies, proposals, and implement effective courses of action in prospect solicitation.

In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree complemented by two (2) to three (3) years of successful experience in a university development operation. Integrated database experience is highly desirable.

For consideration, complete the online application. Review of candidates will begin on August 18, 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.