Careers in Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement is an exciting, fast-moving, and growing division at Otterbein University. We seek the best and brightest talents to join our team and become members of the Cardinal community as we prepare for important University initiatives in the near future.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a role with Otterbein’s Institutional Advancement team.

We do not currently have any positions open.

Please check back for future opportunities!

Our Benefits:
Working at Otterbein within Institutional Advancement offers a comprehensive array of benefits including:

  • Tuition Benefits – Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Paid Time Off – 20 vacation days per year
  • Holiday Time Off – 11 days per year
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Learn more about all the benefits of working at Otterbein here.

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Institutional Advancement Mission:

Engaging partners to build resources that advance the Otterbein mission.

Our Core Values:

  • Diversity
  • Equality
  • Inclusiveness
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Opportunity
  • Service
  • Sustainability
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Learn More about Institutional Advancement

Located in beautiful Westerville, Ohio, the Otterbein University Division of Institutional Advancement is fortunate to be a part of a vibrant campus community with numerous amenities within walking distance of our office. Our team members can get involved in a number of campus groups and activities, including serving on University Senate and Assemblies, using Otterbein’s workout facilities, mentoring students, and taking advantage of Otterbein athletics, theatre, dance, and music performances, signature lecture series, and more!

Our Departments:

Institutional Advancement at Otterbein is comprised of these departments:

  • Administration
  • Development
  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni & Family Engagement and Donor Relations
  • The Point at Otterbein, Corporate Support, and Grants & Sponsored Programs
  • Events & Conferences

Meet our IA team members here.

Who We Serve:

Our donor-centric team focuses on making the engagement and philanthropic experience a positive one for our entire community, including:

  • More than 28,000 alumni
  • 300+ faculty and staff members
  • Current and former parents of Otterbein students
  • Friends of Otterbein and the greater Westerville and Columbus communities
  • Corporate and Foundation partners

Our Key Priorities and Initiatives:

Institutional Advancement works to match every donor’s philanthropic and service passion with opportunities that forward Otterbein’s key initiatives and strategic priorities, which currently include:

Fundraising Priorities

  • Scholarships
  • Otterbein READY
  • Innovation Fund
  • Campus Center Renovation
  • Otterbein Fund

University Strategic Priorities

Priority 1: Provide a forward-thinking, quality education, which integrates an innovative general education program, disciplinary rigor, and professional preparation for all students that is inclusive, accessible, and affordable.

Priority 2: Enhance student development through innovative, broad-based academic and co-curricular opportunities that build campus connections and community.

Priority 3: Advance the public good through intentional educational programming and purposeful connections to community needs.

Priority 4: Build strategic partnerships to grow our reputation, build revenue, and maintain relevancy to benefit students.

Priority 5: Attract, retain, and support a professionally active faculty and staff who believe in our mission and values, put students first, and represent the diversity of our community.

Priority 6: Improve financial and operational strength by enhancing student enrollment and retention, identifying operational efficiencies, and growing a supportive donor base.

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