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Senior Director of Development, College of Education, Health, and Society

Apply now Job no: 501092
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Senior Director of Development, College of Education, Health, and Society
Hours Per Week:

40 Hours

Job Summary:


The Senior Director of Development, College of Education, Health, and Society will advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of alumni and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the College of Education, Health, and Society.

Miami University launched the $1 billion For love. For honor. FOR THOSE WHO WILL. campaign in October 2022. The financial goal for this campaign reflects the magnitude of our aspirations. We believe that by strategically investing in four cornerstones—Scholarships, Business and Entrepreneurship, Clinical Health Sciences, and Digital Innovation and Technology—we can address critical global concerns and support the great challenges of our times. The positive impact that this campaign will have on Miami University and our society will be felt for decades to come.

The College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS) was founded in 1902 as the first professional school of Miami University and one of the first teacher education schools in Ohio. Today EHS has nearly 47,000 living alumni and is positioned to address many of the societal issues that need serious attention. Through the collaboration of six departments, EHS offers answers to questions of academic inequities and health and wellness disparities for children, families and the broader community. Our work in teacher preparation, kinesiology, nutrition, and health, sport leadership and management, family science and social work, educational psychology, and educational leadership provides the College with tremendous opportunities to apply ground-breaking research in these fields.

Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With its close proximity to the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton 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.

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 institution's 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:

- In coordination with the College’s leadership team, develop and direct campaign initiatives within the College of Education, Health, and Society.
- Play an integral role in helping the College of Education, Health, and Society achieve its comprehensive campaign goal.
- Create and execute fundraising plans that utilize best practices in major giving including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major prospects and donors (alumni, parents, and friends of Miami University) for gifts of $50 thousand and above.
- Establish close working relationships with the College’s Director of Communications and Director of Alumni Relations to maximize alumni engagement with the College’s philanthropic priorities and ensure coordination of the college’s communication and fundraising efforts.
- 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.
- On behalf of the Dean of the College, staff the college’s alumni advisory council, which has recently been restructured to advance the philanthropic engagement of alumni and support College’s campaign related fund-raising efforts.
- Encourage and coordinate the involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events.
- Serve as an exemplary University and College advocate in the community, with local leaders; alumni organizations; education, health, and corporate partners; and other leaders and key constituents.
- Be active and involved in the advancement profession and faithfully represent Miami University and the College of Education, Health, and Society.
- Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Senior Associate Vice President for Development.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of five years experience in fundraising, business development and/or relationship management roles; demonstrated level of leadership.


Desired Qualifications:

Advanced degree; fundraising experience in an educational environment.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Outstanding oral and written communications; excellent organization skills and attention to detail; and willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.


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.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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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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