Assistant Director of Development Annual Giving

Summary: The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing and implementing strategies to secure increased privates
support for Miami University through several annual giving initiatives.

  • Duties: Create and implement a strategic and comprehensive focus around individual
    outreach and prospect management to increase annual giving and develop and
    strong pipeline of consistent donors.
  • The Assistant Director will personally solicit alumni and friends nationally and
    regionally, for annual contributions of $1,000-$50,000 in support of campus
  • Effect cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls to alumni and friends
    independently and occasionally with other staff, faculty, administrators and
    alumni volunteers. Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and
    friends, and corporate partners through campus visits and regional events.
  • Prepare and present departmental and divisional proposals to alumni and
    friends with the input and assistance of 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.
  • Develop and implement service, cultivation and solicitation strategies for
    assigned prospects with the support of the Assistant Vice President of
    Individual and Annual Giving, Office of Development staff and faculty and
  • Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under
    the guidance of the Assistant Vice President of Individual and Annual Giving
    and the Senior Associate Vice President of University Advancement.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; minimum of one year of related work experience; outstanding oral and written communication skills; commitment to collaborative
approach to fundraising; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and
willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level.

Desired Qualifications: Work experience in a financial, fundraising or sales setting.

Required Documents: Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume, and list of three professional references

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 sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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