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Assistant Vice President of Development, Gift Planning

Apply now Job no: 502766
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, Gift Planning

 $115,000 - $150,000

Hours Per Week:

40 hours

Job Summary:


As an integral member of the Office of Development and Division of University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President of Development for Gift Planning will work closely with the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, Central Programs to provide vision, leadership and creativity in expanding a comprehensive and successful charitable gift and estate planning program. The individual will assist in 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 a set of metrics corresponding to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support of alumni and friends of Miami.

Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with 20,000 students enrolled in over 120 areas of study. With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with its nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education there is a significant opportunity to increase all measures of support through Gift Planning. With the launch of the public phase of Miami’s For Love, For Honor, For Those Who Will comprehensive campaign in October 2022, a robust and high functioning Gift Planning team will play a critical role in its success.

Summary: To identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and friends of Miami University, specifically those who make Planned Gifts, and to lead the Gift Planning team of major gift officers.


Duties/Physical Demands:

•Supervises the work of the gift planning office to include major gift officers and other staff. Responsible for goal setting and monitoring productivity. Conducts annual performance evaluations.
•Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospects for planned gifts to Miami University.
•Responsible for training and educating gift officers on estate gift procedures.
•Serves as the point of contact for Advancement on complex gift planning vehicles.
•Coordinates with Prospect Development and other University Advancement Offices to identify prospective donors.
•In collaboration with University Advancement leadership, creates and maintains Miami University’s Gift Acceptance Policies.
•In coordination with the Miami University Foundation Chief Financial Officer, oversee the administration of the charitable trust, pooled income fund, and gift annuities.
•Collaborates with Donor Relations to ensure continual stewardship of planned gift donors
•Facilitate and monitor the estate resolution process.
•Oversees the development and execution of the gift planning marketing efforts.
•Performs other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development and assigned by the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, Central Programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor's degree
•Eight or more years of relevant experience including fundraising, sales, corporate engagement, and/or legal or financial services
•Proven track record in strategically working with high net worth individuals


Desired Qualifications:

•Advanced degree
•JD or CPA degree
•Certification in financial planning
•Experience in a legal or financial services environment
•Experience in higher education
•Experience working with faculty
•Direct fundraising experience in an educational setting
•Experience working with a donor database system


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Outstanding oral and written communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Demonstrated level of leadership and management
•Willingness to travel extensively on both 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.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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