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Senior Director for Advancement, Sinclair School of Nursing

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Missouri in the search for a Senior Director for Advancement, Sinclair School of Nursing.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Health Advancement, the Senior Director for Advancement, Sinclair School of Nursing will lead the development program for the Sinclair School of Nursing, with a focus on securing major and leadership gifts of five- to seven-figures and above. The Senior Director will collaborate and contribute as part of a larger team of colleagues in Health Advancement to bolster the mission of the Sinclair School through philanthropic support. The Senior Director will join the school as it moves into the new home of the Sinclair School of Nursing, a 64,585 square-foot, $30 million state-of-the-art facility equipped with a simulation center, staging rooms to mimic hospital settings, and other innovative spaces to progress education, research, and clinical care.

As one of the 13 schools and colleges on the Mizzou campus, the Sinclair School of Nursing has the mission to improve the health of all people through discovery, teaching, practice, and scholarship. The School of Nursing has full accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offers bachelor’s, accelerated bachelor’s, RN to BSN, master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degrees. Sinclair School's consistently top-ranked nursing school cultivates world-class nurses, educators, and researchers. The nursing faculty have extremely high scholarly productivity among all public nursing school members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) with 16 current and emeriti faculty designated as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.

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.

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.

Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to its 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.

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. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least six years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary for this role.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually.

The University of Missouri is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Tonya Malik-Carson at

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