The history of MU is one of private philanthropy. In 1839, more than 900 Boone County citizens pooled their resources to establish the University of Missouri. To this day, that same spirit of generosity thrives among the Mizzou family. Thousands of people give to MU each year because of the passion and pride they feel for the university. Comprising 180 staff members with a presence across the United States and around the world, Mizzou Advancement announced the $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign in October 2015.
The Senior Advancement Officer will serve as a major gift officer and member of the fundraising team for the Division of Student Affairs. This position will work under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Advancement Officer for Student Success and closely collaborate with Parent Relations team members and other advancement staff.
Success in this role might include: * Funding scholarships to advance student success inside and outside the classroom * Securing Lead Annual and Major gifts for the Division of Student Affairs that support students' health and emotional well-being * Engaging donors and alumni in activities that support student leadership development and sense of belonging
This position will have the opportunity to: * Identify prospective individual donors and initiate appropriate personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, requiring a minimum number of prospect proposals, travel, and personal visits. * Work with University of Missouri corporate, foundation, and other key constituents to solicit and close five and six-figure gifts for the Division of Student Affairs. * Using agreed upon metrics, advance the mission, vision and short and long-term goals of the Division of Student Affairs. * Attend any Student Affairs donor functions, central Advancement meetings and participate in prospect strategy meetings. * Facilitate unit-based annual giving initiatives with the Office of Annual Giving and Membership and provide requested unit information for university annual giving efforts. * Collaborate with central Advancement and Student Affairs program coordinators to engage donors with the Division of Student Affairs. * Assist the Division of Student Affairs Chief Advancement Officer in developing program funding priorities and related cases for support. * Serve as advancement liaison for Parent Leadership Council and Student Affairs Advancement Board
Ideal Competencies of a Successful Candidate: * Collaborator that has the ability to work, formally and informally, within one's team and across the organization. * Effective communicator that has the ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts orally and in writing and can actively listen and respond appropriately. * Excellent time manager with the ability to prioritize and coordinate tasks with attention to deadlines, concurrent management of projects and ability to create and follow a set strategy to goals and objectives. * Critical thinker that is able to analyze and evaluate information and make appropriate decisions. * Donor focused with the ability to learn and understand organizational relationships and dynamics and use them to achieve objectives and goals.
Salary: $53,600 - $70,000
University Title: Senior Advancement Officer
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Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, with some travel and irregular working hours, weekend responsibilities may be required
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
* A four-year degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. * Three years of relevant experience including fundraising, alumni/volunteer relations or public relations; or equivalent transferable skills showing an understanding of the development model, i.e. pursuing and cultivating donors, customers, or business relationships * Practical knowledge of higher education fundraising will be prioritized. * A commitment to the mission and values of the University of Missouri is essential. * Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth is also required.
Applicants who submit a cover letter along with a resume and university application will be prioritized.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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