Director of Development, Farmer School of
The Director of Development, Farmer School of Business, will
help advance the mission of Miami University by managing the
efforts of the School 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
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.
The Farmer School of Business is a nationally ranked undergraduate
business school with select regionally based graduate programs.
Supporting over 43,000 alumni and 4,000 current undergraduate
students the School provides eight majors and two co-majors ranging
from Accountancy, Management and Finance to Marketing, Information
Systems & Analytics and Entrepreneurship. The School launched a
$250 million comprehensive capital campaign in 2016 and is seeking
a talented development professional to help it achieve its
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.
- 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.
• Help to construct and execute specialized campaigns within the
overall FSB Capital Campaign.
• Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 65 prospects for
• 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 FSB 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 FSB.
• Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of
Development under the guidance of the Senior Associate Vice
President for University Advancement.
- Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, sales,
business development, and/or comparable work experience
• Experience working in an educational setting
• Management experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
• Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising
• 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
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.
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employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected
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