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Director of Advancement - Regional Advancement

University of Missouri Advancement
Missouri, United States
$62,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Administrative, Human Resources
Academic Centers, Advocacy, Animal Protection, Arts, Community Development, Community Foundations, Education, Environment, For-Profit Companies, Health, International, Legal Services, Museum, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors, Public Broadcasting, Religion, Research, Social Services, Technology, United Way, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The MU Office of Advancement has an exciting opportunity available with the Regional Advancement team. The Director of Advancement will join an enthusiastic and energetic team that is committed to major gift fundraising by geographic territory for the University of Missouri. To complete fundraising work for this team extensive out-of-state travel is required, with up to 50% of their time traveling on three to five-day overnight trips. This motivated individual will focus on securing major and planned gifts and is expected to have a high level of productivity with regard to the number of contacts, visits, proposals and dollars raised.  This person will work collaboratively with Advancement colleagues in the schools, colleges and programs across campus and remain donor centered in their work.  This is a non-supervisory position based in Columbia, Missouri, and will report to the Interim Assistant Executive Director of Regional Advancement and Gift Planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective, current and past donors through personal visits, as well as, various direct communication.
  • Responsible for fostering meaningful relationships and cultivating and soliciting $50,000 gifts and higher. Approximate annual metrics for Director level position are as follows:
    Minimum $1M raised
    12-18 proposals presented; 7-15 closed
    100-150 substantive visits (20-50 evaluation visits)
    125-200 substantive contacts
  • Draft and complete solicitation appeals/proposals and accompanying letters and materials.
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of 60-100 individual donors, strategically moving them through the process.
  • Responsible for contacting donors to request visits and coordinate meeting arrangements.
  • Coordinate individual travel and manage travel budget and expenses.
  • Effectively utilize ADVANCE database for research, reports and to record activity and other relevant data in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with and participate in donor activities and events both on campus and in respective territory.
  • Work collaboratively across campus with unit Advancement colleagues, deans, faculty and staff, as well as, central Advancement colleagues in Planned Giving, Donor Relations, Mizzou Alumni Association, Mizzou Annual Fund, and Corporate and Foundation Relations.
  • Provide input and leadership in the development and implementation of advancement goals and objectives, and assure alignment with University priorities, mission, vision and values.
  • Seek out and engage in professional development opportunities to increase skills and knowledge of fundraising.
  • Participate in Advancement staff meetings, prospect strategy meetings, case management, annual planning, and regular check ins about progress toward goals.
  • Assist with training new staff through joint travel and mentorship.
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