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Executive Director for Advancement, Annual Giving, and Membership at the University of Missouri

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the University of Missouri in the search for an Executive Director for Advancement, Annual Giving, and Membership.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Alumni Relations, the Executive Director for Advancement, Annual Giving and Membership will be the driving force behind a modern and effective annual giving program. Using the latest annual giving strategy, the Executive Director will lead a high performing team overseeing a comprehensive annual giving program and philanthropic digital engagement strategies for Mizzou Advancement. The Executive Director will work collaboratively across the division to identify annual giving and leadership goals for annual giving and oversee campaigns that maximize annual, recurring, and enhanced giving from a broad base of alumni and community. friends through the optimal combination of digital, print, social, and personal marketing and outreach. The Executive Director will be fully supported in improving fundraising strategies each year to increase the number of donors, members and dollars raised.

Since 1839, and as the only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities of Missouri, the University of Missouri (MU) has engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive scholars that define its strength as as a higher education institution. Today, MU supports 31,103 students in more than 300 degree programs, including 97 undergraduate majors, 96 masters, 69 doctorates, and more than 70 certificates. Students work side-by-side with some of the best teachers in the world to advance the arts and humanities, sciences and 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 in 20 sports. There are 344,000 MU alumni living around the world, 185,000 of whom remain in the state of Missouri, maintaining MU’s positive impact globally and locally.

MU is committed to acting ethically, welcoming differences and openly exchanging ideas. University leaders demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, experience, and perspective, is supported at UM. Over the past eight years, the university created the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, hired a Director of Diversity to lead the new division, and established mandatory diversity training for hiring managers. As part of its student accessibility efforts, in 2021 MU invested more than $167 million in scholarships and awards, enabling nearly half of all MU students to earn their degree without debt.

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amid the unprecedented challenges facing higher education in 2020, the University of Missouri jumped 15 spots in the US news and world report list of top national universities, rising to 124 in the publication’s latest ranking of more than 380 public and private institutions. MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 in 2020 to No. 85, among Best Value Schools – a measure of which colleges offer the best value for students receiving need-based financial aid. . Additionally, the university climbed 13 places to No. 86 among the best colleges for veterans.

Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service of its overall mission of improving private support for the University of Missouri. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from across the country. Comprised of 180 staff present in 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, with more than $1.4 billion.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least seven years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired are required. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Cover letters should address the mission of the 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.