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Coordinator, Alumni and Student Programs

University of Missouri Advancement
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, 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
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Full Time
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The primary function of this position is to develop and implement strategies that engage alumni and students in support of the University of Missouri primarily via MAA programs. This person will interact regularly with alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.


  • 20% Assists in planning and executing MAA events, including Tiger Walk, Senior Sendoff, awards banquets and more. Provide on-site support for events outside of assigned focus area as appropriate.  
  • 20% Advise the Alumni Association Student Board and serve as the liaison between the Mizzou Alumni Association and the Student Board. Provide leadership and advice to student leaders, lead recruitment efforts for the group and serve as MAA contact.
  • 10% Promotes and manages graduate student programming, including the annual Mizzou 18 Award Ceremony and Banquet.
  • 25% Directs Mizzou Alumni Association efforts to recruit and retain student members in the True Tiger Network, student membership in the Mizzou Alumni Association. Coordinates programing and benefits for members, including spirit and career events.
  • 5% Oversee Legacy programming, including events and specialized messaging to Legacy families.
  • 10% Maintains relationships with vendors and on campus partners focused on Career Services for students and alumni.
  • 10% Other duties as assigned that promote tradition and pride among alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Mizzou. This includes collaborating with key campus offices and internal MAA staff to support outreach efforts and partnerships and to provide support for events outside assigned focus area, as appropriate. 


Preferred Qualifications:  1-3 years work experience in alumni and student relations or comparable professional position.   Extensive evening and weekend work.  A valid driver’s license and cell phone must be maintained.  Superior communications skills, both written and verbal.  High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office software.  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a highly organized and effective manner.


Hiring Range-$38-$42k



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., This position will be located in office in Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia MO


The Mizzou Alumni Association proudly supports the best interests and traditions of Missouri's flagship university and its alumni worldwide. MAA is a membership organization with 40,000 members that serves more than 340,000 Mizzou alumni worldwide.


Founded in 1839, the University of Missouri is the oldest public university west of the Mississippi River. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It is a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens, as well as, Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.


Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to our overall mission of enhancing private support of the University of Missouri. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from around the country. 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. At its conclusion in 2020, it was the most successful philanthropic campaign in the University's history, at over $1.4 billion.


At Mizzou Advancement, we celebrate our diverse community of donors, alumni, staff, and friends. We are committed to taking bold steps to create an inclusive culture where everyone is seen, heard, and valued. Our team is continually learning and growing on our journey to embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We believe that diversity of views, informed by a breadth of life experiences, help us to understand our humanity more deeply and improve our service to mankind. Our efforts to be inclusive must be intentional and thoughtful, so that we might realize the full benefit of the diversity we seek to build within Advancement.  Together we are stronger. Together we are better. Together we are Mizzou Advancement. 

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