Director of Development, College of Engineering & Computing
Summary: The Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computing will help advance the mission of Miami University by managing the efforts of the College in planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of donors and prospects to Miami University. This position will also be involved in developing new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation partners.
- Work closely with the Dean, administrators, faculty and staff to develop a deep understanding of the strategic areas of importance and secure financial commitments from individual prospects in addition to corporate and foundation partners.
- Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 60 prospects for the college.
- Develop assessment, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for assigned prospects with the Office of Development staff, and university faculty and administrators.
- Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of faculty, administrators, and deans, 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.
- Coordinates with Corporate and Foundation Development team to ensure CEC is included in appropriate Miami University proposals from corporations and foundations.
- Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events.
- Provides stewardship assistance for individual and corporate/foundation gifts to CEC.
- Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of four years of experience in development or fundraising, or comparable work experience; proven leadership techniques; outstanding oral and written communication skills; excellent organization skills and attention to detail; commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising; willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level and the ability to attend as scheduled evening and weekend events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proven leadership techniques; outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
- Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising
- Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level and the ability to attend as scheduled evening and weekend events.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Required documents; Cover letter, resume and list of three professional references
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