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Senior Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Posted: 05/05/2024

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Job no: 503205
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
The Senior Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations will work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations in organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of engagement and maximize the philanthropic support of Miami’s top corporate and foundation prospects and donors. In addition, this position will have its own set of metrics corresponding to strategies seeking philanthropic and partnership support of corporations and foundations.

Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. These students major in over 120 different fields of study.

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 all measures of support from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. Miami University is in the midst of a $1 Billion comprehensive campaign, For love. For honor. For those who will, a robust and high functioning Corporate and Foundation Relations team will play a critical role in the success of that effort.

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:

  • Assist the Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations in the development of fundraising strategies for corporate and foundation partners.
  • Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit corporations and foundations. Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to identify, cultivate, and solicit regional and national foundations to support the mission and priorities of Miami University.
  • Prepare and present gift proposals to corporate and foundation prospects with the input and assistance of faculty, administrators, and deans, as well as constituent and central development officers.
  • Build effective working relationship with the Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
  • Provide consultation and support serving as a point of contact for foundation relations for university colleagues.
  • Advise and support faculty and administrators in the preparation of comprehensive proposals
  • Facilitate on campus visits with key faculty members and administrators

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; minimum of five years of experience in fundraising, business development and/or relationship management roles; demonstrated level of leadership.


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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding oral and written communications; excellent organization skills and attention to detail; and willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level.

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: 07 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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