Director of Development, Lindner College of Business (Hybrid)

companyUniversity of Cincinnati Foundation
locationUniversity Hall, 51 Goodman Dr #100, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/31/2024
Full Time


The Director of Development, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, is an exempt (salaried) position employed by the University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) and reports to the Senior Director of Development, Carl H. Lindner College of Business. 


The Director of Development is responsible for raising money and directing fundraising activities for the benefit of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.  Activities of the Director will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising activities. 

Specific Duties

  • Cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major and special gifts prospects as well as work collaboratively with UCF staff in Annual Giving, Corporation and Foundation Relations (CFR) and Gift Planning.
  • Direct fundraising activities within assigned centers, programs, and academic units to be determined in coordination with the Senior Director of Development and other relevant UCF staff.
  • Make cultivation and solicitation visits to Lindner friends and alumni within and outside the Cincinnati region in conjunction with UCF regional team members, CFR, and Office of Gift Planning personnel.
  • Support donor stewardship activities in collaboration with UCF Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, Development Program Manager and Senior Director of Development.
  • Utilize UCF fundraising specialists (Gift Planning, CFR, and Regional Programs) for the benefit of the College and the University.
  • Recruit and involve volunteers for college fundraising activities.
  • Work with the Dean and other key Lindner faculty and personnel on fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Prepare timely contact reports and ensure the accuracy of monthly reports.
  • Participate fully in UCF prospect and clearance process.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, or advanced degree with 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.
  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed.  Valid driver’s license required for travel.
  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati

Physical Demands

This position is considered to have light work. Exerting up to 20lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up a negligible of force constantly to move objects. This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle. This position also requires:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting
  • Finger use
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, this position is subject to outside environmental conditions and indoor conditions.

The University of Cincinnati Foundation seeks talented, collaborative and mission-focused individuals to join our advancement team in driving philanthropic support for the University of Cincinnati and UC Health. All offers of full-time employment are contingent upon passing a criminal background check and drug test. Positions requiring a degree are also contingent upon education verification. 

Additionally, the UC Foundation requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of our workplace. In accordance with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health authorities, we believe that vaccinations are a critical tool for protecting employees and their families, coworkers, donors, visitors and our community at large from the threat of COVID-19. New hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination or request an accommodation based on a medical condition or strongly-held religious belief prior to their first day of employment.

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people that are differently abled. We know there are great candidates who won’t match everything we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t considered. Apply and tell us about yourself!