Open Positions

Foundation Relations Program Administrator

OHSU Foundation has a wonderful opportunity for a Foundation Relations Program Administrator. As a member of the Foundation Relations team, this position leads the Foundation Relations program administration activities essential to raising significant levels of principal, major, and special gifts and grants from private foundations. In addition to having responsibility for Foundation Relations centralized grants administration activities, this position will support Foundation Relations development officers with principal gift and other top prospects.

The main responsibilities for this role include program and grant management, support for the foundation relations team and team projects, writing, grant agreement processing/review, and prospect and pipeline management. We are seeking an individual who can synthesize information from several sources to inform decision making and create a meaningful product, in collaboration with other stakeholders. The ideal candidate needs to possess superior time management skills and a proactive approach to project management. This person works closely and collaboratively across many teams at the foundation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent communication and writing/editing skills
  • Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit business documents and materials
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and projects
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to interact professionally, diplomatically and productively with colleagues and contacts at all levels
  • Ability to work within a large institutional environment with individuals at various levels of the organization
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic and interdependent team environment
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and fundraising databases (preferably Raiser's Edge); advanced skills preferred
  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to identify creative solutions that work and fall within constraints (time, budget, quality)
  • 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
  • Demonstrable grant writing and development-related writing experience is required Bachelor's degree in related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to three years' of previous fundraising experience required, and specific experience with private foundations or federal grant writing preferred
  • Experience working in higher education, health, or nonprofit/fundraising environment is preferred

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

Please include a business writing sample in your application materials.

Digital Communications Manager

OHSU Foundation has a wonderful opportunity for a Digital Communications Manager. As a member of the communications team, this position develops, leads, and manages a range of primarily digital communications activities to advance the missions of OHSU and the OHSU Foundation, including planning, developing, and implementing electronic outreach and marketing strategies using a range of tools and tactics. The position plays a critical function in determining the digital communications strategy of the foundation.

This role is divided into developing and managing integrated messaging and marketing efforts to expand visibility, managing strategic development of web presence for key initiatives, and serving as the primary foundation liaison to the OHSU social media team. We are seeking an individual who can develop comprehensive digital communications strategies and lead implementation efforts that better leverage and integrate all foundation communications. The ideal candidate needs to be able to both lead strategic initiatives and work with a broad range of stakeholders to elevate and leverage institutional brand identities. This person works closely and collaboratively across many teams at the foundation.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing digital communications and marketing initiatives
  • Expertise with digital communications tools used for e-mail distribution and Web design (such as WordPress and CommonSpot for websites, Luminate Online or Constant Contact for e-mail)
  • Experience in using image manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience in using common social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, etc.) to implement business communication strategies
  • Ability to organize time, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work equally well independently and as a member/leader of a team
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least four years' experience managing and implementing digital communications projects (some experience in a health care, education, or fundraising environment preferred)

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

Assistant Director of Prospect Management & Analytics

OHSU Foundation has a wonderful opportunity for an Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Analytics. As a member of the Research, Prospect Management, and Analytics team, the position conducts in-depth analysis of the organization's prospect pool, utilizes data mining and statistical methods to report out on prospect data to Advancement leadership and staff to make strategic data-informed decisions. The position plays a critical role in managing and analyzing development officers' prospect portfolios and distribution.  

This role is divided into data analysis, prospect identification and tracking, data integrity and ad hoc special projects.  We are seeking an individual who can promote and support data-driven decision making by providing routine and ad hoc data analysis that align with fund-raising and campaign priorities. The ability to develop and implement the tools necessary to keep a robust prospect pipeline moving forward is key towards ensuring Development Officers are equipped to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and principal gifts prospects and potential prospects.  The ideal candidate needs to be able to use data to influence and guide leaders towards meaningful decision making and action regarding prospects. This person works closely and collaboratively across many teams at the foundation.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • An inquisitive nature that uses deductive and intuitive reasoning
  • Demonstrated mastery in the collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of information
  • Knowledge of and experience with complex, high quality data analysis techniques to include pipeline analysis, forecasting, and building predictive models
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects related to the analysis of internal and external data, and provide conclusions, value-added recommendations and inform data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated understanding of development and major gifts fund raising and how research and prospect management supports development efforts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated background in utilizing multiple screening strategies and methodologies, including data mining, segmentation and analytics
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience working in a relational database (Raiser's Edge preferred)
  • Expertise in advanced Microsoft Excel functions and experience working with statistical software (SPSS preferred)
  • Proficient skills in other Microsoft applications including Word, Outlook and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Information Technologies, or Social Science, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three to five years of experience in data analysis, research or prospect management, preferably in higher education or complex non-profit environment
  • Experience working with volunteers, board members, faculty, and University leadership preferred

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

Administrative Coordinator

We have an immediate opening for an Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative and project support to various development teams across the foundation.

Qualifications and Experience

  •  Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit business documents and materials; ability to prepare formal minutes, meeting notes, presentations, professional letters, and general correspondence for executive signature
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to interact professionally, diplomatically, and productively with colleagues and contacts at all levels
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred
  • Ability to develop, organize, implement, and maintain office procedures and systems
  • Ability to deal with confidential information
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to identify creative solutions that work and fall within constraints (time, budget, quality)
  • 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 work well with others in a dynamic & interdependent team environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of OHSU, higher education, or non-profit environment  preferred
  • Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar database preferred

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum two years of college courses or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience in a high-level administrative support or coordinator position preferred
  • Non-profit, foundation, or university experience preferred

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

 

Assistant Director of Special Events

At this time, we are not accepting new applicants for this position. Thank you for your interest!

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