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Advancement Careers

The Division of University Advancement engages alumni, friends, students, parents, faculty, staff and community members in championing support for the university’s mission. Composed of interdependent units, University Advancement collectively cultivates a sense of loyalty among all Miamians toward their alma mater by focusing its attention on the value of the relationship between Miamians and their university.

Administrative Assistant

Performs a variety of complex administrative tasks involving some discretion and requiring moderate amounts of independent judgment related to the oversight of the daily operations of University Advancement Gift Processing.

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Program Associate

Performs a variety of moderately complex clerical and administrative tasks requiring some independent judgment related to ensuring the successful completion of the daily operations of University Advancement, specifically the Office of Development, by supporting multiple Development Officers.

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Manager of Graphic Design, in Communications, Marketing & Events

The Manager Graphic Designer is responsible for maintaining graphic standards in internal and external print and web publishing. This position is part of the Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events staff within the Division of University Advancement and reports to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events.

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Director of Development, College of Creative Arts

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.

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Assistant Vice President of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

As an integral member of the Office of Development and Division of University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President will work closely with the Associate Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide vision, leadership and creativity in building a comprehensive and successful program that is focused on holistic, strategic external relationships and value added, transparent internal relationships.

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Assistant Director of Donor Communications

This position is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive donor acknowledgment program to enhance the relationship between Miami University and its generous donors. This position ensures that donors are appropriately thanked through timely and meaningful expressions of gratitude. The position collaborates with development officers, supports campus partners in their acknowledgment efforts, and supports other donor communication projects. The position is an integral member of the Stewardship & Donor Relations team and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

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Assistant Director of Scholarship Management

The Assistant Director of Scholarship Management is responsible for the strategic management of scholarships awarded by Miami University through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

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Director of Development Northeast U.S.

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.

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Associate Director of Gifts & Records Processing

The position of Associate Director, Gifts and Records Processing, has a primary function of supervising the data entry staff and managing the gift processing and record entry functions. The gift processing and records department is responsible for the receiving, recording, and depositing all funds designated as gifts to the University in a timely, accurate and efficient manner, providing information for acknowledgements of gifts, reports and other necessary items.

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Application Developer I

Under specific or general direction, participate in a team responsible for delivering solutions, including acquisition, implementation and integration of locally hosted and SaaS third party software, development of custom solutions, and supporting applications. Work effectively with the team and be accountable to the team.

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Assoc Dir of Fund Accounting

Reporting to the Director of Compliance and Gift Processing, this position will have responsibility for the continued improvement and enhancement of the University Advancement financial structure. This position will continually partner with other members of the UA team to foster relationships between the university and our constituents through the use of information. This position will ensure the fund accounting needs of UA are being met in an accurate and efficient manner while also helping the team to understand how to best utilize the information. The review of fund documentation and the approval of new fund establishment are key tasks that this position will fulfill. Additionally, this position will be responsible for the completion of reporting needs including, but not limited to: assist with completion of annual endowment report process, annual departmental fund audits and preparation of related audit report for upper management, and various stewardship reports (such as grant reporting and compliance reporting).

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Assoc Dir of Volunteer Boards

The principal responsibilities of the Associate Director of Volunteer Boards will include direct leadership of University Advancement’s volunteer activity program, including coordination and management of campaign volunteers. In addition to active participation with volunteer activities, this individual participates in the coordination of volunteer recruitment, training and retention/recognition of volunteers and provides assistance with the governance structure of volunteer boards. The position reports to the Senior Director of University Advancement Administration.

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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 for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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