This position is responsible for writing gift agreements that document major gift commitments and gift acknowledgments that enhance the relationship between Miami University and its generous donors. The position collaborates with members of the Stewardship and Donor Relations teams as well as the Office of Development to draft, review, and proofread gift agreements, gift acknowledgments, and other donor correspondence. This position manages efficient and timely processes to ensure that gift commitments are documented and donors are thanked in a consistent and meaningful way. The position is an integral member of the Stewardship & Donor Relations team and reports to the Director of Donor Relations.
Manage the gift agreement process, which includes drafting gift agreements, providing critical review, engaging with impacted parties to validate changes, highlighting issues for senior management, and bringing agreements to closure by working with all parties to obtain final signatures.
Write major gift acknowledgment letters to the university’s top supporters on a daily basis on behalf of the President and the Senior Vice President for University Advancement.
Track status of all gift agreements and acknowledgments, provide status reports as appropriate, and ensure gift agreements and acknowledgments are completed in a timely manner.
Draft personal correspondence from the President to follow up with donors and alumni promptly after personal visits and events.
Manage a comprehensive gift acknowledgment process, including communication to first-time donors, faculty/staff donors, and other important donor segments.
Promote best practices and train development staff on gift agreement and acknowledgment processes.
Other duties as assigned to support the Office of Stewardship and Donor Relations and University Advancement.
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Strong writing and proofreading skills; ability to synthesize information accurately and concisely.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Internal Number: 495848
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”