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Assistant Vice President of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Posted: 09/10/2023

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Job No: 502332
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
As an integral member of the Office of Development and Division of University Advancement, the Assistant Vice President of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations will work closely with the Senior Associate Vice President of Development to provide vision, leadership and creativity in expanding a comprehensive and successful program that is focused on holistic, strategic external relationships and value added, transparent internal relationships. The successful candidate will develop and execute strategies to increase the level of engagement and maximize the philanthropic support of Miami University’s top corporate partners. This position will also be responsible for partnering with philanthropic and private foundations in support of the mission and priorities of Miami University. The Assistant Vice President will be an outstanding leader who is self-motivated and effectively partners with a diverse group of stakeholders including faculty, staff, volunteers, corporations, and foundations.

Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with 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. The corporate and foundation relations team at Miami University is significantly expanding. With the launch of the public phase of Miami’s For Love, For Honor, For Those Who Will comprehensive campaign in October 2022, a robust and high functioning corporate and foundation relations team will play a critical role in its success.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • In coordination with the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, the Assistant Vice President develops and manages fundraising strategies for presidential level corporate and foundation partners.
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits regional and national corporations and foundations to support the mission and priorities of Miami University.
  • Builds effective working relationships with the Office of Research and Innovation (OIR), the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES), and the Office of Advancing Strategy, Partnerships, Institutional Relations, and Economy (ASPIRE).
  • Provides consultation and support serving as the primary point of contact for corporate relationships for university colleagues.
  • Advises and supports faculty and administrators in the preparation of comprehensive proposals, as well as valuable input concerning multiunit tasks across campus.
  • Responsible for hiring and managing a team of gift officers.
  • Facilitates on campus visits with key faculty members and administrators.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relative experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree; experience working in an educational setting with expertise partnering with corporations and foundations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstration of closing major gifts; proven leadership techniques; outstanding oral and written communication skills; excellent organization skills and attention to detail; experience in the collection, analysis and use of data; working knowledge of computers and database management.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

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.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, 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.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 08 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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