Open Positions

Assistant Director of Special Events

OHSU Foundation has two wonderful opportunities for the role of Assistant Director of Special Events. As the Assistant Director of Special Events at the foundation, you will have the opportunity to advance donor involvement, cultivation, and stewardship through special events. Under the direction of the Director of Special Events, the Assistant Director will work in partnership with staff throughout the university and foundation to implement an OHSU Foundation strategy and standards for events that connect appropriate donor, alumni and volunteer groups to the university and/or individual units. While each position shares this goal, one Assistant Director will be focused on Alumni, requiring collaboration with the Alumni Relations team at the foundation; the other Assistant Director will be focused on Doernbecher Children’s Hospital events, requiring collaboration with the Doernbecher team. Planning and executing targeted events and managing the process using SED tools, Smartsheet, and Raiser’s Edge are key areas of emphasis.Typical events for these departments include galas, auctions, receptions, luncheons, donor visits, reunions, lectures and fundraisers.The Special Events team works collaboratively to drive quality, excellence and reliability while managing a full calendar of planning and events.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • 3-5 years' experience planning events
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic and interdependent team environment
  • Ability to coordinate and manage various projects and tasks while regularly consulting with appropriate sources to ascertain status of projects in progress and troubleshooting, making adjustments, and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Experience managing outside vendor relationships
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact professionally, diplomatically and productively with colleagues and contacts at all levels
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar relational database
  • Ability to identify creative solutions that work and fall within constraints (time, budget, quality)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to prepare meeting notes, and general correspondence for executive signature
  • Proficient knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit business documents and materials
  • Ability to create professional letters, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Smartsheet, Luminate, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint preferred
  • Ability to develop, organize, implement, and maintain office procedures and systems
  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • Knowledge of OHSU, higher education, or non-profit environment preferred

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • 3-5 years' experience planning events

Working Conditions:

  • Consistent hours outside of normal work hours for meetings or programs
  • Local travel  is necessary; must possess valid driver license, access to vehicle, and appropriate insurance coverage that meets Foundation requirements
  • Ability to move boxes and/or materials weighing up to 40 lbs
For immediate consideration for this position, please apply online through our career center.

Assistant Director of Development, Major & Special Gifts

OHSU Foundation has a wonderful opportunity for an Assistant Director of Development on the Major & Special Gifts team. The major responsibilities will be focused on prospect management and gift solicitation. In this role you will qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donor prospects with maximum potential for major and special gift level philanthropy. You will have the opportunity to expand the major and principal gift donor pipeline through your own research and through overall team efforts. By working closely with OHSU Foundation's other Development staff, you will develop strategies to maximize and secure gifts for a multitude of health care initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Ability to understand and effectively manage more complex issues related to medical education in a multi-tiered, academic medical institution
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial reports used by the foundation and university preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with many different constituencies, especially physicians, academic community, trustees, business leaders and volunteers
  • Solutions driven with an ability to anticipate potential problems in advance
  • Be entrepreneurial in nature: creative, self-starting and oriented toward action and results
  • Be genuinely inquisitive
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Possess strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities and manage a large number of tasks simultaneously
  • Possess sound judgment, strong work ethic, and a deep to commitment to excellence, and high professional standards and ethics
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred
  • Commitment to collaborative engagement with OHSUF staff and OHSU faculty
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, such as liberal arts, marketing or a scientific field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2-4 years of previous fundraising experience preferred
  • Knowledge of major gifts, planned gifts, campaigns, annual giving, direct mail, and volunteer management preferred
  • Experience in health care/education is a plus.            

For immediate consideration for this position, please apply online through our career center.