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Director of Development

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education.  We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices.  Antioch College acknowledges and seeks to end the existence of systemic inequity in terms of access to power, resources, and privilege and works to develop access and equity in the community.  Within this context, Antioch seeks to build authentic engagement across diversity, ensure systems of support for historically and currently marginalized groups, and promote safety in challenging dialogues and exchanges.  We believe diversity enhances learning and our individual and collective ability to manifest positive change.  We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch's mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies, and understanding of diversity.​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Reporting to the VP of Advancement, this position leads and manages the College’s fundraising activities, including annual giving, leadership giving, grant-writing and development services. The DOD also has responsibility for a small portfolio of prospects/donors. The incumbent will be well-versed in the activities and strategies of the College and inspire prospects, donors, and stakeholders in support of the College's priorities.  Relocation may be available for this position.


Lead a comprehensive annual fund-raising operation

Manage day-to-day implementation of the College’s development strategies

Manage several members of the development team; assist them in achieving their performance goals 

Manage a pool of prospects and donors in the $1,000 - $25,000 range; identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward these gifts

Utilize strong and extensive working knowledge of commonly used annual giving, major gift and other fundraising techniques 

Engage with College academic and administrative leaders to help develop fundraising strategies and cultivate and steward donors and prospects 

Work in close coordination with Alumni Relations staff to develop compelling communication materials and ensure strong integration of development and alumni relations efforts 

Collaborate with College colleagues, students, and alumni in support of reaching annual fundraising goals 

Develop relationships based upon and in support of the strategic objectives of the College

Travel in support of donor cultivation, solicitation and relationship-building responsibilities

Adhere to the highest ethical standards, empathetic disposition, perseverance, and optimistic and positive attitude. 


Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and/or professional training preferred.

Five years of successful fundraising experience, including direct solicitation of five figure+ gifts. Consideration given to solid experience in related fields with transferable skills.


Broad knowledge of the principles of direct and individual fundraising, including an understanding of annual giving in higher education, grant writing and a working knowledge of gift planning techniques.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a collaborative teamwork approach to projects, and a strong service orientation.

Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Experience working in donor database management programs, Raiser’s Edge preferred. 

Demonstrated ability to multitask while paying attention to details. 

Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals. 


Valid Ohio driver’s license


Position requires incumbent to operate both in an office space and to move about campus and in other locations during all seasons and weather to engage with prospects and donors and to attend functions associated with Antioch College.


Physical ability to perform daily office activities, to include sitting long periods at a desk, light duty lifting, written and oral correspondence.

Ability to utilize standard office equipment such as phone and computer and other devices used in support of work accomplishment

Utilization of public and/or private transportation to reach prospects, donors, and associated functions.  This could include accessing automobiles, trains, planes, and other forms of transportation.

Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Ability to access facilities associated with prospects, donors, and associated functions.

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status.  Candidates who can contribute to Antioch's commitment to diversity and its evolving multi-lingual culture are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Submit, in one WORD or PDF document the following items to:    or, through US Mail:  Office of Human Resources, Antioch College, One Morgan Place  

1.  A cover letter addressing your relevant experience, leadership, and your suitability for and interest in this Antioch College position.

2.  A resume detailing your work history and relevant experience, education, and involvement, and

3.  Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch about your capabilities (they will not be contacted without your knowledge).  Include:  reference's name, association to you, telephone number, and email address.