Assistant Vice President of Development, Associate Athletic Director

Job title: Assistant Vice President of Development, Associate Athletic Director
Organization: Miami University
Location: Oxford, Ohio

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President of Development, Associate Athletic Director will work strategically with key external stakeholders to set engagement activities for donors, fans, and alumni with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) at Miami University. This person will also work with other University leaders to develop and implement strategies that impact ICA broadly as well as to help advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of financial support of donors and prospects to ICA.

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Oversee the strategic engagement of all ICA prospects and donors as well as other alumni and corporate partners. Plan and execute corporate visits, alumni visiting executive days and the recruitment of new alumni and companies. Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit alumni, parents and friends of Miami University for gifts. Manage an exclusive prospect portfolio.

Work with University and other UA staff to coordinate and plan numerous alumni events and speakers as well as provide direct support for several advisory boards including but not limited to the AD’s Circle, the ICA Campaign Committee, as well as other sport specific alumni groups.

Direct all aspects of a comprehensive development program for ICA in response to all campaign goals and initiatives. Oversee the development of messaging, metrics, goals, and progress for ICA development and campaign program. Manage and develop strategies for all prospects of Intercollegiate Athletics. Manage and direct all development staff assigned to work for ICA.

Prepare and present gift proposals to prospects with the input and assistance of coaches, administrators, other appropriate internal key stakeholders, as well as other constituent and central development officers. Proposals may involve establishing multi-year commitments, as well as helping to facilitate gifts of real estate, personal property, securities, and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities, and insurance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight or more years of relevant experience including fundraising, sales, and/or corporate engagement
  • Willingness to travel extensively on both a regional and national level

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience working with faculty
  • Direct fundraising experience in an educational setting
  • Experience working with a donor database system

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven track record in strategically working with high net worth individuals
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated level of leadership and management

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Starting Salary: $90,000