Director of Development Northeast U.S.

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Job ID:5267 - Unclassified - FT (Salary)


The Director of Regional Development for the Northeast United States will advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal engagement and financial commitment of alumni and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to securing philanthropic and volunteer support for the University and its priorities. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development, Regional Programs through the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement, it is preferred that the Director of Regional Development for the Northeast resides in or near a metropolitan Northeast city, with travel required in the Northeast region and periodic travel to Oxford, Ohio for meetings and other activities.  


Duties/Physical Demands: Implement and direct a comprehensive university advancement program for the Northeast in response to the goals and initiatives established by the Division of University Advancement.  Specific emphasis to assigned areas might include the Tri State New York region and the metropolitan areas of Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA as well as a focus on the surrounding states in the region.


Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and friends of Miami University who reside in the Northeast region for major gifts in support of the programs and divisions of the university. Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events.


Prepare and present solicitation proposals to alumni and friends with the input and assistance from constituent development officers representing Miami's various colleges and units as well as 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.

Recruit and staff volunteers and volunteer committees for events, programs and campaigns held in the Northeast region.

The Director of Regional Development will serve as the direct point of contact and liaison for activities in the Northeast region related to the Division of University Advancement. 


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; minimum three years of fundraising or comparable work experience; outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability and willingness to travel; ability and willingness to reside in or near a metropolitan city in the Northeast working from their residence; excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work with little day to day supervision is required. (Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.) 




The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, 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/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.







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Job No: 5267
Posted: 2/7/2018
Application Due: 4/8/2018
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