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Director of Development, Annual Giving

Posted: 03/24/2024

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Job no: 503077
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
The 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 fundraising channels. This position will work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Development, Individual and Annual Giving.

The Division of University Advancement at Miami University is looking for new team members who want to make an impact on the lives and experiences of our students through philanthropy. Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with a nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education, there is a significant opportunity to increase support from alumni, friends, and partners. Everyone on our team plays a part in achieving this goal.

Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis, following a successful period of six (6) months of employment. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.
In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To view our full statement including our specific commitments, please visit our website:

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Annual Giving, develop and oversee the digital philanthropy strategy for Miami, including tracking and analyzing campaign results. Provide strategic insights to enhance long-term philanthropic support.


  • Stay abreast of trends in digital fundraising and adopt innovative technologies and platforms to enhance digital solicitation strategies.
  • Play a key role in planning and executing Miami’s signature one-day online giving event, #MoveInMiami. Coordinate with campus partners and student organizations to build effective crowdfunding pages, acting as a primary contact for selected university divisions and groups to support their fundraising efforts.
  • Manage and mentor student worker(s) in creating and maintaining crowdfunding pages, ensuring alignment with fundraising goals.
  • Perform daily development office operations, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • Employ data analytics to precisely segment and target donor groups, enhancing personalized communications and donor engagement.
  • Manage the CRM system to efficiently track donor interactions, campaign activities, and outcomes, ensuring a streamlined approach to donor management.
  • Identify and engage selected alumni using digital strategies, fostering their roles as donors, advocates, and volunteers. Maintain detailed records of engagement efforts and interactions in the database.
  • Work closely with the stewardship team to craft digital acknowledgments and engagement strategies for online donors, ensuring a seamless donor experience.
  • Conduct research and analyze data to identify opportunities for increasing annual revenues through targeted digital initiatives.
  • Work in partnership with the Annual Giving office and other departments crucial to the Development office's success, contributing to planning meetings, special assignments, and the overall support of ongoing programs and operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Minimum of three years of related professional experience (volunteer work may be counted towards this requirement).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous advancement, annual giving, or marketing experience; experience in an educational setting.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Exhibit outstanding customer service, including strong organizational, written, and verbal skills


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: 29 Mar 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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