Director of Advancement Services

The University of Findlay ( is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement Services. The director is responsible for comprehensive fund-raising financial reporting for the Division of University Advancement, tracking and reporting on all development officer fund raising activity, leadership for the prospect research and management function for the Division, and leadership and direction of the Division’s Blackbaud suite of products, including, but not limited to, The Raiser’s Edge, RENXT, BBNC, and ResearchPoint database systems – including training and system development. Director will be responsible for defining yearly goals and objectives; developing strategic direction and plans for database management; and developing and maintaining department strategic plan for Advancement Services. Director should be focused on building “Best-in-Class” programs for each area of Advancement Services. Director will bring strong customer services skills, advocacy, and enthusiasm for the activities and functions within Advancement Services. Director will serve as a member of the Division of University Advancement leadership team. Director will work creatively to meet the database, financial reporting, and prospect research needs of every department within the Division of University Advancement.

A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred, with four or more years of professional experience. The ideal candidate must have significant prior experience with a Fund Raising and Constituent Management database system or equivalent. The individual selected for this position must have strong interpersonal abilities including: diplomacy, tact, flexibility, discretion, sense of humor, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the University; persuasive presentation, telephone, written and interpersonal communication skills; organizational skills including: positive attitude, the ability to project strong leadership ability, creative problem solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; computer literacy including: familiarity with the internet, word processing, spreadsheet, E-mail, presentation, scheduling, and database software programs; and a valid US driver’s license and safe driving record.

Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the city of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 80+ majors leading to baccalaureate degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and five doctoral degrees.  More than 3,300 students from approximately 42 countries are enrolled at Findlay. Consistently ranked as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, the University has also been regularly recognized as one of the best four-year institutions in the Midwest by the Princeton Review and was named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings in 2022. In addition, our faculty and staff strive to create a supportive community in which our students grow and find their path to a meaningful life and productive career.

As a member of the city of Findlay, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the top ranked micropolitan community in the United States. Our small city offers so much to professionals like yourself, including a robust business climate, active downtown, and top-rated schools and parks.

The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention.

All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children.  The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at:

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The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.