Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations

Miami University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 19, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Miami University in the search for an associate vice president, alumni relations.

Reporting to the senior vice president for University Advancement and president of the Miami University Foundation, the associate vice president (AVP), alumni relations is a member of the Division of University Advancement senior management team. The AVP should be a creative and strategic leader who can help promote and build a vibrant and engaged alumni community. The AVP will work closely with peers on the University Advancement senior management team, with alumni relations staff, as well as with the Miami University Alumni Association Board of Directors and campus partners.

The new AVP will have the opportunity to build a broad engagement platform for alumni by collaborating with colleagues around campus. The AVP should, for example, explore synergies with colleagues in enrollment management and career services. The AVP should help guide campus and alumni leadership to better capture, analyze and use for strategy data about what alumni most seek in their lifelong relationship with Miami. The AVP will also focus on programs that encourage young alumni and graduate alumni to be more engaged with their alma mater.

The Alumni Association fosters lifelong connections among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. In cooperation with its University partners, the Alumni Association encourages meaningful involvement and leadership from all alumni to benefit the University. It cultivates goodwill and support for Miami by sponsoring social, educational, philanthropic, and service-oriented programs. The Alumni Association is committed to preserving Miami’s heritage and cultivating the relationships that connect all alumni to Miami University for a lifetime.

Miami University is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the second highest public university in the United States in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009, and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of ten or more years of relevant experience in a client-centric, membership, or affinity driven program recognized for its strength of engagement and effectiveness. Candidates with a master’s degree and experience in higher education are preferred.

The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, 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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