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Advancement Recruitment Consultant

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
$55,000.00 - $72,500.00
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Missouri seeks a dynamic recruitment and HR professional to support the Office of Human Resources’ efforts to develop and deliver dynamic recruitment and retention services for the University of Missouri Division of Advancement. The successful candidate will foster and maintain positive relationships with hiring managers, candidates and the community.   

This Recruitment Consultant will focus on delivering efficient, effective outcomes in the areas of recruiting and onboarding and help to develop full-cycle recruitment services from HR to the various Advancement needs of the university and will work in direct collaboration with the UM System Recruitment Center of Expertise (COE). Key recruitment efforts performed by this position will include:

  • Candidate attraction, branding and marketing efforts
  • Active/Passive prospect searching, sourcing, and lead generation
  • Candidate screening, interviewing and referencing.  

The successful candidate will need the ability to partner with internal constituents across the Advancement division to understand strategic objectives in order to develop recruitment strategies that will meet current and future staffing needs. In addition, the individual will:

•    Contribute to Advancement’s recruitment process improvements, task forces, subsequent change management efforts, and help to implement new strategies for improved recruitment success for faculty and staff positions.
•    Author effective job announcements and execute the Advancement job posting process for internal mechanisms and external publications/websites.
•    Leverage recruiting resources (e.g., online, publications) and strategize search options in order to identify and attract highly qualified and diverse Advancement candidates; assist with spouse/partner recruitment and retention efforts.
•    Coordinating the screening and selection activities of Advancement recruitment including assessments, interviews, testing, reference checks; negotiate and extend offers of employment.
•    Stay current on trends and innovative recruiting techniques; develop ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies.
•    Conduct follow up calls and quality improvement studies with hiring managers/teams and new hires in order to continually improve upon services and experience.
•    Maintain complete and accurate documentation of recruiting activities to support MU’s affirmative action obligations and efforts.

Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate customer service, collaboration, confidentiality, integrity and a commitment to inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity in their activities.


Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; This position will be based in Columbia, MO. Remote and/or Hybrid working arrangements may be considered for highly qualified candidates.

Ability to travel nationally up to 25% 

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in Communications, Project/Program Management, or Human Resources.

  • Knowledge of diverse fundraising institutions, with prior university experience preferred

  • Experience in full cycle recruitment

  • Executed challenging recruitment activities in complex organizations

  • PHR or SPHR certification and/or Certified Professional or Sr. Certified Professional

  • Experience with scheduling tools, Microsoft Teams, and HRIS & CRM databases.

  • Must be able to utilize Microsoft Office and other computer applications comfortably.

Other Information

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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