MANAGER OF DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS
General job description
The manager of development and events is responsible for fundraising operations of the Mortar Board
National Foundation and for the year‐long educational programming of Mortar Board, Inc.
The manager contributes to the success of long‐ and short‐term plans to secure annual, major and
planned gifts from alumni, friends, volunteers, corporations, foundations and other entities in support
of the mission, objectives and priorities of the Mortar Board National Foundation.
- 50 percent – Educational Programming and Event Management– Develops solid educational programming for the benefit of collegiate and alumni chapters year‐round and develops content
and plans energizing and useful programs for the annual national conference, LEAD,© and the annual leadership meeting. The manager develops programs, secures speakers, “trains the trainers,” and manages all events. The manager works with external event planning
companies to secure venues for conference and leadership meeting and handles all the operations relative to event management.
- 40 percent – Development – Advises the executive director in all fund solicitation strategies,
analyzes donor lists, prepares reports on the success of campaigns, creates fundraising and
donor development materials, and sets and implements a fundraising calendar for outreach and
- 10 percent – Planning/Budgeting ‐ manages the programming budget; seeks competitive prices from vendors with the use of requests for proposal; and assists executive director in preparing reports for the Mortar Board National Council and Board of Trustees.
Minimum education: Baccalaureate degree
Required experience and education
Baccalaureate degree in education or equivalent combination of education and experience; track record of implementing successful fundraising techniques; comfort with educational methodologies for virtual and live programming; ability to build curricula that produce results. Experience in Microsoft Office;
knowledge of chapter‐based, national collegiate organizations; and understanding of higher education
protocols, operations, and current events.
Desirable experience and abilities
Very strong creative sensibilities for working in a national nonprofit; nonprofit management; very strong English grammar skills, both oral and written; ability to manage a budget; ability to interact positively and with polish with internal and external audiences; and knowledge of Mortar Board.
Process for Candidacy
Application materials with preferred contact information should be submitted electronically
via The Ohio State University career site,
This is a full time position with a target hiring range of $38,625 ‐$47,500 when annualized. A full benefits package is provided by The Ohio State University.
Search by job opening #378748.
Application deadline is October 20, 2013.