The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is seeking an accomplished, entrepreneurial advancement leader to serve as a change agent and direct its development and alumni relations areas. Reporting jointly to the Dean and Assistant Vice President of Development of Constituency Fundraising, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will bring a proven track record of growing development programs, implementing creative ways to engage alumni, and telling compelling stories, in order to create a case for support for law school constituents.
Fundraising A consummate relationship builder with gravitas and the ability to open doors to potential partners will do well in the advancement environment at Ohio State. This position will focus on raising major ($100K+) and principal ($5M+) gifts for the college through both a personal portfolio and leadership of two fundraisers. In an effort to ensure portfolio optimization, advancement research provides a prospect pool for major gift qualification, allowing attention to be spent on personal interactions that build partnerships. The aspirational leader we are seeking will aim to more than double the College's current fundraising level.
Alumni Relations As part of the college's advancement model, the CAO also has a team of two alumni relations professionals and a communications/alumni relations professional. Providing vision and leadership will allow this team to flourish in its stewardship and strategic engagement mission.
Leadership The need for a leader who will shape a fresh culture of teamwork is a priority in filling this role. Thus, experience leading high-performing teams and creating a motivating, collaborative environment is key. As a vital member of the Dean's team, the CAO will build strong partnerships with senior leadership across the college, advancement leadership and colleagues across campus. The position also enjoys the support of an administrative assistant, bringing the current staff count to seven.
The Ohio State University recently concluded its But for Ohio State Campaign which raised a record $3B to support five priorities: placing students first, elevating faculty and the academic enterprise, creating modern learning environments, emboldening the research agenda and driving high-impact innovation. Looking towards the future, the university's 2020 Vision establishes three key pillars for the future: 1) access, affordability and excellence; 2) community engagement; and 3) diversity and inclusion.
The Moritz College of Law is one of the most respected law schools in the world with 10,000 alumni central to its reputation. Moritz is known for its rigorous academic program, the pioneering research of its world-class faculty, a deep commitment to teaching and professional training, and the development of future leaders. Innovative approaches to launching careers have placed the College of Law among the top five public schools in employment. The resulting national momentum has propelled the College to its highest rankings ever, and a 20% rise in applications in the midst of flat law school applications nationally.
Development success has also been a crucial driver for the College. The College of Law derives the largest percentage of its budget from giving of any college at Ohio State. The College closed the But for Ohio State campaign at approximately $36 million on a $25 million goal.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Cente...r, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.