Director of Regional Development Northeast U.S.

Job Description Summary:

Job ID: 4528 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)

The Director of Regional Development for the Northeast United States will advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal engagement and financial commitment of alumni and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to securing philanthropic and volunteer support for the University and its priorities. Reporting to the Senior Director of Regional Development through the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement, it is preferred that the Director of Regional Development for the Northeast resides in or near a metropolitan Northeast city, with travel required in the Northeast region and periodic travel to Oxford, Ohio for meetings and other activities.


Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Implement and direct a comprehensive university advancement program for the Northeast in response to the goals and initiatives established by the Division of University Advancement.  Specific emphasis to assigned areas might include the Tri State New York region and the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA as well as a focus on the surrounding states in the region.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and friends of Miami University who reside in the Northeast region for major gifts in support of the programs and divisions of the university. Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events.
  • Prepare and present solicitation proposals to alumni and friends with the input and assistance from constituent development officers representing Miami's various colleges and units as well as faculty, staff, administrators and deans. Proposals may involve tax planning, gifts of real estate, personal property, securities, and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities and insurance.
  • Recruit and staff volunteers and volunteer committees for events, programs and campaigns held in the Northeast region.
  • The Director of Regional Development will serve as the direct point of contact and liaison for activities in the Northeast region related to the Division of University Advancement. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; minimum three years of fundraising or comparable work experience; outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability and willingness to travel; ability and willingness to reside in or near a metropolitan city in the Northeast working from their residence; excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work with little day to day supervision is required. (Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.)


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in an educational setting.


Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco­ free.