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Regional Assistant or Associate Director of Development

Apply now Job no: 495610
Department: Regl Development - Middletown Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH, Middletown, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Regional Assistant/Associate Director of Development

Job Summary:

Help advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of donors and prospects of Miami University through the major giving program.

  • Work with the Miami Regionals leadership team to meet the fundraising priorities and strategic initiatives goals
  • Serve as a liaison between the University Advancement office and the Miami Regionals
  • Effective solicitation and stewardship calls to alumni and friends, alone and with other staff, faculty, administrators and alumni volunteers
  • Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of faculty, 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, with the goal of engaging them in meaningful ways leading to a gift solicitation
  • 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 Regional Advancement under the guidance of the Senior Regional Director of External Relations and Communications and the Assistant Vice President for Development, Academic Programs and Projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of development/fundraising experience or comparable work or educational experience for appointment as Assistant Director
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of development/fundraising experience or comparable work or educational experience for appointment as Associate Director
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising
  • Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level and the ability to attend scheduled evening and weekend events as needed
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship
Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience working in education setting
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references on application.   Direct inquiries to Ellen Paxton at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins July 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. 

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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