Assistant Director of Development/Major Gifts Officer ICA - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2658 -  Unclassified - FT (Salaried)

The Assistant Director of Development/Major Gifts Officer 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 of identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual fund and major gifts, both current and deferred, to the Intercollegiate Athletics program.  


  • Serve as one of the departmental liaisons for Intercollegiate Athletics at Miami University in addressing their objectives.
  • Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects to ensure that timely steps are taken toward identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Work independently and collaboratively on the development and implementation of a strategy for each prospect with other staff, faculty, administrators, coaches and alumni volunteers. Encourage and coordinate involvement of prospects, alumni, and friends through campus visits and regional events.
  • Assist with annual fund (Red & White Club) operations to increase Red & White Club members and revenues.
  • Assist with the coordination of special events as appropriate.
  • Assist in marketing and communication efforts of the athletic development office.
  • Enhance communication with coaches and support staff of numerous sports by serving as the athletic development liaison.
  • Engage young alumni and former student-athletes to participate in development efforts.
  • Prepare and present departmental and division proposals to alumni and friends with the input and assistance of directors, staff, administrators, coaches and volunteers.
  • Coordinate with the university development professionals on donor strategies and development initiatives with the support of Advancement Services, Office of Development staff and faculty and administrators, provide regular reports on progress and results of the prospect solicitation process, complete and file all contact reports in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under guidance of the Senior Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics and the Vice President for University Advancement.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; one to three years of relevant experience such as fund raising or sales; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered; excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires regular attendance at evening and weekend events and willingness to travel extensively, primarily regionally, but also some on a national level. (Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.)  

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree; experience working in an educational setting with a strong affinity for intercollegiate athletics.  Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Development
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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