Director of Development, Student Life
The Director of Development, Student Life 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, parents and
friends. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking
philanthropic and volunteer support for the Division of Student
Life, and student scholarships and central programs, such as the
Miami Family Fund.
Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over
200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. These students major
in over 120 different fields of study. 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.
Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new
ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility.
This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis,
following a successful period of six (6) months of employment.
Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or
revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.
In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and
Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully
embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is
among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of
University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work
environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To
view our full statement including our specific commitments, please
visit our website: miamialum.org/DEI_statement.
- Implement and direct a comprehensive development program for
the division of Student Life.
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit alumni and friends for gifts of
$50,000 or more to Miami University.
• Prepare and present departmental and divisional gift proposals to
alumni and friends with the input and assistance of staff,
administrators, and the Vice President for Student Life. Proposals
may involve tax planning, gifts of real estate, personal property,
securities, and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities, and
• Serve as the departmental liaison for current and past parents at
Miami University in addressing their philanthropic and engagement
• Encourage and coordinate involvement of parents through personal
visits, campus visits and events.
• Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of
Development under the guidance of the Assistant Vice President for
Academic Programs and Projects.
- Bachelor's degree
• Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, sales,
business development, and/or comparable work experience
- Experience with working with donors, particularly parent/family
• Experience working in an educational setting
• Management experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Proven leadership techniques
• Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national
level and the ability to attend as scheduled evening and weekend
Miami University is
committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching,
learning, research, and working environment for all.
For more information on Miami University’s diversity
initiatives, please visit the Office of
Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more
information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please
visit the Mission
and Core Values webpage.
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
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 age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, military status, national origin
(ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a
parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran
status in its application and admission processes, educational
programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment
practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities
related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy
and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage
you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety
Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html,
which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics,
and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to
prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and
alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This
report also contains information on programs and policies designed
to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating
violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this
website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students.
Written notification is also provided to prospective students and
employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety
Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department
at (513) 529-2223.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date
information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for
employment. Here, you will find links to the current information
regarding the Family
and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment
Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee
Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
Benefits Eligible: YES