The Digital Fundraising Specialist will have the authority to manage the use and processes associated with The Ohio State University's central peer-to-peer annual giving fundraising efforts to include personal fundraising and crowdfunding platforms. They will manage and monitor digital fundraising tools and develop and provide best practices and strategic support for Advancement, college/unit colleagues, alumni, donors and friends. This position will be responsible for data collection and dissemination, meeting established fundraising-focused metrics, and assisting with edits and updates to annual giving emails and websites.
Reporting to the Digital Fundraising Manager, the Specialist will work autonomously and prioritize a high volume of work in a team-oriented environment and maintain knowledge of current digital fundraising tools and trends. They will have familiarity with and be able to utilize Photoshop and MS Office products (primarily Word and Excel), be skilled in managing and organizing their work and time, provide exceptional customer service, display strong analytical and writing skills, and listen attentively to provide thoughtful solutions. All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of direct and/or digital fundraising experience; demonstrated experience using website content management systems.
Ability to make minor edits and updates within the HTML source code; understanding of digital and email marketing; experience using BlackBaud products; familiarity with annual giving fundraising in higher education in accordance with the Disaster Preparedness and University State of Emergency Policy 6.17; this position has been designated as a standby position.
Target Salary: $49,000.00 - $57,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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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 Center, 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.