The Senior Director of Development for Regional Programs will help advance the mission of Miami University by assisting in the efforts of planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of donors and prospects of Miami University. In addition, this position will have their own set of metrics corresponding to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support of alumni and friends of Miami.
This position will work remotely on a fulltime basis. We are seeking a candidate that resides on the East Coast and will work remotely, with travel required on the East Coast, and periodic travel to Oxford, Ohio for meetings and other activities.
Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. These students major in over 120 different fields of study. With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati, coupled with a nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education, there is a significant opportunity to increase all measures of support from alumni, friends, and corporate and foundation partners. As the university looks to embark upon its next comprehensive campaign, a robust and high functioning development team will play a critical role in the success of that effort.
In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is among an institutions greatest strengths. The Division of University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To view our full statement including our specific commitments, please visit our website: miamialum.org/DEI_statement.
Oversee the hiring, evaluation, and management of select members of the regional development team. Under the leadership of the Assistant Vice President for Development, Regional Programs, work to develop funding priorities and strategic initiatives and the strategies to meet these funding objectives. Effect solicitation and stewardship calls to alumni and friends along and with other staff, faculty, administrators and alumni volunteers. Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of faulty, administrators, and deans, as well as other constituent and central development officers. Proposals may involve establishing multi-year commitments, as well as helping to facilitate gifts of real estate, personal property, securities, and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities and insurance. Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events. Develop and implement assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for assigned prospects with the Office of Development staff, and university faculty and administrators. Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Assistant Vice President for Development, Regional Programs.
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Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of development/fundraising experience or comparable work experience.
Advanced degree; experience working in an education setting.
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”