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Executive Director for Advancement, Children's Hospital

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
$115,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Missouri in the search for an Executive Director for Advancement, Children's Hospital.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health System Advancement, the Executive Director for Advancement, Children's Hospital will lead the fundraising efforts for a world-class facility that will save and improve the lives of children and their families, so that each child can live the healthiest, most fulfilling life.

Since 1839, and as Missouri’s only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Missouri (MU) has been engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics that define its strength as a higher education institution. Today, MU supports 31,103 students in 300+ degree programs, including 97 undergraduate majors, 96 master’s degrees, 69 doctoral degrees, and over 70 certificates. Students work side by side with some of the world’s best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. At MU, scholarship and teaching are driven daily by a commitment to public service—the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world. MU’s NCAA Division I Athletics program in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has 550 student-athletes across 20 sports. There are 344,000 MU alumni living around the world, 185,000 of which remain in the state of Missouri, maintaining MU’s positive impact globally and locally.

MU commits to acting ethically, welcoming differences, and exchanging ideas openly. University leaders demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring each individual, regardless of background, experiences, and perspectives, is supported at MU. In the past eight years, the university created the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, hired a Chief Diversity Officer to lead the new division, and established mandatory diversity training for those responsible for hiring. As part of its student accessibility efforts, in 2021, MU invested over $167 million in student scholarships and awards, allowing nearly half of all MU students to graduate without debt.

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amidst unprecedented challenges facing higher education in 2020, the University of Missouri jumped 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities, rising to 124 in the publication’s newest rankings of more than 380 public and private institutions. MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 in 2020 to No. 85, among the Best Value Schools— a measure of colleges that offer the best value for students getting need-based financial aid. Additionally, the university climbed 13 spots to No. 86 among the Best Colleges for Veterans.

As the only academic health system in the region, University of Missouri’s children’s health providers, researchers, and professors, work together to provide the highest level of care to patients and families. From routine check-ups with your pediatrician to specialized services for complex diseases, illnesses and injuries, they are proud to offer expert care in more than 25 pediatric subspecialties, making it the largest and most specialized pediatric care team in central Missouri.

In the fall of 2021, University of Missouri Health Care leaders joined with MU and state leaders to break ground on a tower that will house its new Children’s Hospital. The new facility is set to open in the summer of 2024 on MU Health Care’s main hospital campus. At the heart of Children’s Hospital is MU Health Care's mission to save and improve the lives of children and their families so each child can live the healthiest, most fulfilling life possible.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least ten years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Experience working in a healthcare environment, children’s hospital, cancer center or academic health center is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to mission of University of Missouri as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $115,000 to $150,000 annually.

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