Director of Development, College of Creative Arts

Oxford, Ohio
Mar 08, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 5384 - Unclassified - FT (Salary)

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Director of Development, College of Creative Arts will help advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of donors and prospects of Miami University. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the College of Creative Arts.  

Duties/Physical Demands:

Implement and direct a comprehensive development program for the College of Creative Arts in response to its annual fundraising goals and initiatives. Manage and develop strategies for all prospects of the College of Creative Arts.

Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit alumni, parents and friends of Miami University for major and leadership gifts. Manage an exclusive portfolio of approximately 75 individual prospects and meet expected yearly performance metrics of gift proposals, gift closures and personal contacts with donors.

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.

Work closely with the Dean of Creative Arts and faculty/staff of the college in developing prospect and donor relationships.  Participate in College of Creative Arts Advisory Board meetings and campus/regional events.

Promote and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events.

Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement, thereby serving as the principal departmental liaison for the College of Creative Arts in addressing their philanthropic and alumni relations objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; minimum of three to five years fundraising or comparable sales, marketing, or volunteer experience; demonstrated level of leadership and management; outstanding oral and written communication skills; excellent organization skills and attention to detail; and willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level.  




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