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Sr Dir Development Regl Prog

Apply now Job no: 500829
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Sr Dir Development Regl Prog
Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


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:


Duties/Physical Demands:

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
Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of
the Assistant Vice President for Development, Regional Programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of development/fundraising experience or comparable work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proven leadership techniques;
- The ability to work with little day-to-day supervision;
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills; 
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail;
- Commitment to a collaborative approach to fundraising;
- Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level;
- The ability and willingness to work from their residence;
- The ability to attend scheduled evening and weekend events.
Desired Qualifications:

Advanced degree; experience working in an education setting.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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 age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for 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) 529-2223.
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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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