Associate Vice President of Development, Principal Gifts and Presidential Priorities

Miami University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 8, 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 of development, principal gifts and presidential priorities.

The associate vice president of development, principal gifts and presidential priorities will be responsible for coordinating, crafting, and overseeing the execution of the relationship management strategies for all university prospects capable of making the largest gifts to Miami. In this role, the associate vice president will work with campus colleagues to identify, build, and manage strategies and relationships with Miami University’s most capable and high capacity individuals and organizations. In addition, the associate vice president will manage support of those priorities deemed by the president and his senior leadership as most essential to Miami’s growth and success. The associate vice president will monitor the status of all principal gift prospect relationships and help leverage campus resources wherever needed to ensure their success. The AVP will work in close collaboration with the office of the president, the president’s cabinet, and other senior campus leaders to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective principal gift donors who share the president’s commitment to entrepreneurial thinking, partnership, inclusivity, community, unity, and society.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 18,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the highest public university in the United States in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.” Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. 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 10 or more years of relevant experience. A proven track record in strategically working with high net worth individuals is necessary. 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.

Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

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