Manager of Institutional Advancement

Title: Manager of Institutional Advancement, Antioch University Midwest
Classification: Administrative Associate, Exempt
Supervisor: Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement

Antioch University

Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. We offer a diverse experience every step of the way through our undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs at our five extraordinary institutions, hybrid learning opportunities, study abroad programs and more. With five campuses in four states in the U.S. and our study abroad program sending students to ten countries, we are a global community.

As an innovative intellectual center, Antioch University Midwest educates individuals and organizations who face change, seek lives of meaning, and value personal and professional excellence.

Position Summary

Antioch University Midwest seeks a bright and dynamic individual to serve as the Manager of Institutional Advancement, who reports to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement and serves the Midwest campus president. The manager is responsible for:

  1. Developing sustainable philanthropic revenue streams from individual major gifts and granting organizations
  2. Engaging with the University’s alumni community to create quality long-term relationships between the alumni base and the University and between members of the alumni community

As a member of the AUM president’s leadership team, the Manager of Institutional Advancement’s role is to collaborate with the broader University Institutional Advancement team to support the president of Antioch University Midwest to fulfill the campus’s mission. The Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the campus’s development and alumni program and will serve as the key representative for Antioch University Midwest with individual donors, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep knowledge base of Antioch University Midwest’s programs and funding priorities to create and effectively communicate a powerful case for philanthropic support
  • Develop and implement strategy to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumnae and friends of the University
  • Collaborate and provide strategic direction to the campus president, select board members, key faculty, and program Managers to enable their ability to engage with major donor prospects
  • Actively engage with the Midwest community representing and advocating Antioch University Midwest
  • Support campus specific grant seeking activity in collaboration with the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations and project initiators and write select proposals during the course of a year
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations to create a campus specific alumni relations program and be responsible for implementing the constituent facing engagement activities
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations to capture campus specific messaging for alumni communications and fundraising appeals
  • Accountability to established metrics and goals that assess progress and performance
  • Support and liaise with Board of Trustee Institutional Advancement Committee and Alumni Advisory Council

Education and Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. Qualified candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in development, higher education, nonprofit management or a demonstrated skillset that is highly applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Strengths

  • Comfort and skill operating in an entrepreneurial program within a mature and established institution
  • Data oriented person with experience working with The Raiser’s Edge or a similar constituency management software
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, communication, presentation skills and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ambitious work ethic with a high level of action and productivity
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and across teams
  • Results oriented and mission driven
  • Adaptability to unexpected challenges and changes in an environment
  • Ability to represent the University and Advancement department professionally

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hours of Employment

This is a full-time position. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor.

Application Process

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Antioch University
Office of Human Resources
888 Dayton Street, Suite 102
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Attn: Karen Snyder, SPHR
937-769-1377 (FAX)

Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.