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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.


Senior Director of Development, College of Creative Arts

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the Senior Director of Development 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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Associate Director of Donor Programs

This position is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive donor engagement program to enhance the relationship between Miami University and its most generous donors. The position collaborates with development staff and campus partners to ensure that Miami’s major donors enjoy the best donor experience possible. 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 Alumni Relations Chapter

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Chapters, will work within a collaborative office environment and share responsibilities for planning and implementing alumni engagement initiatives designed to foster lifelong connections between alumni and the university, with particular responsibilities for Miami’s geographic chapters.

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant preforms a variety of complex administrative tasks in support of the Advancement special events team. The position also provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Events. Tasks involve discretion and require moderate amounts of independent judgement related to the oversight of a University administrative unit.

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Senior Program Assistant

This position performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks in support of the daily operations of Alumni Relations within the division of University Advancement.

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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 the Office of Development within University Advancement. Provides overall support for multiple Development Officers.

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Assistant Director, Web Content Marketing

The Assistant Director, Web Content Marketing reports to the Assistant Vice President, University Advancement Communications, Marketing, Events & IT, and works independently as well as collaboratively to promote and advance alumni and donor relations engagement with the University in regards to digital communications, marketing and events. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing for the web, online marketing and web analytics.

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Social Media Mrktg Strtgy Coor

The Social Media and Marketing Strategy Coordinator will play an integral role in launching, growing, and tracking Miami University’s Advancement’s social media and marketing strategy ensuring a strong and engaging presence in online forums; managing Advancement’s on- and offline reputation; and interacting with alumni and friends via online forums (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media and marketing properties).

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Manager of Editorial Services

The Manager of Editorial Services is responsible for day-to day editorial and strategic direction of all divisional writing projects with emphases on alumni engagement, development and stewardship writing, donor publicity, social media and event support as well as management of publications and select divisional initiatives. This position is part of the Advancement Communications staff within the Division of University Advancement and reports to the Director of Editorial and Creative Services of Advancement Communications, Marketing and Events.

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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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Associate Director of Donor Communications

This position is responsible for planning and executing a strategic donor communication program to enhance the relationship between Miami University and its generous donors. This position strives to ensure that donors feel connected to Miami and well informed about the impact of their giving. The position is an integral member of the Stewardship & Donor Relations team and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

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Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

As an integral member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, the Associate Director will work to establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation partners that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term priorities of the University. The Associate Director will work closely with administrators, faculty and staff to develop a deep understanding of the strategic areas of importance and secure financial commitments from corporate and foundation partners. Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with nearly 20,000 students enrolled in over 120 areas of study. With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with its nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education there is a significant opportunity to increase all measures of support from corporate and foundation partners. As the university looks to embark upon its next comprehensive campaign, a robust and high functioning corporate and foundation relations team will play a critical role it the success of that effort.

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Director of Grant Writing, Corporate and Foundation Relations

As an integral member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, the Director of Grant Writing for Corporate and Foundation Relations will be the leading contributor to the drafting and editing of grant proposals to corporations and foundations. The successful candidate will work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations to help implement a successful grant proposal program that is focused on holistic, strategic external relationships and value added, transparent internal relationships. The Director of Grant Writing for Corporate and Foundation Relations must be highly organized and will utilize superior communication skills and creativity in executing campus-wide strategies for seeking grant funding from companies and foundations in support of the mission of Miami University. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated leader with impeccable work ethic who is able to effectively translate the priorities of campus stakeholders into timely and successful grant proposals.

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Associate Director of Development, Farmer School of Business

The Associate Director of Development, Farmer School of Business 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 and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the Farmer School of Business.

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Assistant Director of Development, Farmer School of Business

The Assistant Director of Development 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 and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to securing major gift support to benefit programs in the Farmer School of Business.

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Director of Development for Education, Health & Society

The Director of Development 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 and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the College of Education, Health & Society.

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Asst Dir of Dev Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving 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’s Annual Fund through digital channels.

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Gift Agreement Coordinator

The Gift Agreement Coordinator is responsible for preparing documents used for closing new gifts and commitments. The Gift Agreement Coordinator works directly with the Office of Stewardship and Donor Relations and the Office of Development to create new gift agreements and other related documentation. In this capacity, the Coordinator will implement best practices for gift documentation, provide training for development officers, draft, review and proofread agreements, and track agreements through the signing process. The Gift Agreement Coordinator will ensure all processes and documentation are consistent with University Advancement policies and practices. This position reports up to the Senior Director of University Advancement Administration.

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Asst Dir Dev Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving 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’s Annual Fund.

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Director of Campaigns

The Director of Campaigns will work with the Assistant Vice President, Campaign Services and the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement to further the initiatives and programs of the Division of University Advancement. This person will help oversee implementation and management of all comprehensive and targeted fundraising campaigns for the Office of Development.

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