Associate Director of Development Farmer School of Business

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Summary: The Associate Director of Development, Farmer School of Business 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 seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the Farmer School of Business.

With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with a nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education there is a significant opportunity to increase all measures of support from alumni, friends, and corporate and foundation partners. As the university looks to embark upon its next comprehensive campaign, a robust and high functioning development team will play a critical role in the success of that effort.

 

Duties:

  • Serve as one of several departmental liaisons for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in addressing their philanthropic and alumni relations objectives;
  • Actively participate in the Farmer School capital campaign;
  • Solicit annual leadership and major gifts;
  • 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 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 including proposals involving 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 Division of University Advancement staff, faculty and administrators;
  • Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Associate Vice President for Development and External Relations and the Senior Associate Vice President for the Division of University Advancement

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience in development, fundraising, and/or sales. Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience working with a donor database system

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Required documents: Cover letter, resume and list of three professional references

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