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Assistant Vice President of Development, Intercollegiate Athletics

Apply now Job no: 501227
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Vice President of Development, Intercollegiate Athletics
Hours Per Week:

40 Hours

Job Summary:


The Assistant Vice President of Development, Associate Athletic Director will work strategically with key external stakeholders to set engagement activities for donors, fans, and alumni with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) at Miami University. This person will also work with other University leaders to develop and implement strategies that impact ICA broadly as well as to help advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of financial support of donors and prospects to ICA.

About the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics: The RedHawks compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and the U.S. Figure Skating Association. In competition, Miami Athletics boasts over 850 individual championships, 200 team conference championships, and 100 postseason appearances while maintaining an 84% graduation rate and 3.14 GPA in the classroom over the past decade. Miami University Athletics a three-time recipient of the prestigious Mid-American Conference Dr. Carol A. Cartwright Award for excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship. Miami is the only school to seize the Cartwright Award in three consecutive years. Annually the Mid-American Conference recognized the top men’s and women’s athletic programs by awarding the Reese Trophy and the Jacoby Trophy. Miami earned the Reese Trophy in 2021 and the Jacoby Trophy in 2019.

About Comprehensive Campaign: 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.
About Miami University: 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 ICA leadership team, develop and direct campaign initiatives within Intercollegiate Athletics.

Create and execute fundraising plans that utilize best practices in major giving including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major prospects and donors (alumni, corporate partners, and friends of Miami University) for gifts of $50 thousand and above.

Manage and develop strategies for all prospects of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Manage and direct a team of three (3) development staff assigned to work for ICA.

Work with University and other UA staff to coordinate and plan numerous alumni events and speakers as well as provide direct support for several advisory boards including but not limited to the AD’s Circle, the ICA Campaign Committee, as well as other sport specific alumni groups.

Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of coaches, administrators, other appropriate internal key stakeholders, 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.

Direct all aspects of a comprehensive development program for ICA in response to all campaign goals and initiatives. Oversee the development of messaging, metrics, goals, and progress for ICA development and campaign program.

Serve as an exemplary University and ICA advocate in the community, with local leaders, alumni organizations, corporate partners, and other leaders and key constituents.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of eight 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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