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Sr Dir Dev, Lead Annual Giving

Posted: 10/31/2021

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Job no: 499476
Department: Development
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Sr Dir Dev, Lead Annual Giving
Salary/Grade:  Unclassified 
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development, Individual and Annual Giving, the Senior Director of Leadership Annual Giving will work closely with the Annual Fund and Leadership Giving team by coordinating the Advancement Office’s efforts to increase leadership giving to the Annual Fund with an emphasis on donor retention.

In addition, this position will build on the strong alumni affinity groups to find new strategies to strengthen donor participation and fundraising totals. Working closely with current staff across Advancement, this position will grow the Annual Giving donor base through the careful use of data, metrics, and best practices in annual giving. This position will work closely with the Assistant Vice President of Development, Individual and Annual Giving, and will directly supervise a team.

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, and corporate and foundation partners. As the university looks to embark upon its next comprehensive campaign, a robust and high functioning development 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:

  • Development of cultivation, solicitation, and recognition strategies for all Annual Fund prospective donors and coordination of cultivation and solicitation assignments; Provides strategic segmentation strategy around building and retaining a long-term pipeline of philanthropic support;
  • Establishes a robust solicitation process that has a focus on undergraduate alumni to assist in growing the donor count needed to bolster the university’s ranking in USN≀
  • Actively manage and coach the Leadership Annual Giving team and leverage the major gifts team and colleges to articulate and implement strategies needed to reach participation and fundraising goals, providing regular meetings and annual performance reviews;
  • Develop portfolios for each Annual Fund Leadership Annual Giving Officer in conjunction with Research team;
  • Regular evaluate programming, emerging digital technologies, dual asks, matching gifts and other partnerships with gift officers and strategies for leadership annual donors;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help align donors’ philanthropic interests with various priorities across campus;
  • Partner with the Alumni Relations team and the Annual Giving team to identify new prospective donors and strategically assess their philanthropic capacity and inclination


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of related work experience

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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.

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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.

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Advertised: 04 Nov 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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