Office of Advancement & College of Arts & Sciences
The University of Missouri (MU), Office of Advancement, and the College of Arts and Science , are hiring a Digital Advancement Officer to work as a member of the advancement team in the College of Arts and Science. As a Digital Advancement Officer, you will be a part of a transformational fundraising role that involves both traditional and non-traditional aspects of fundraising by providing daily internal customer service tasks that create the best possible donor experience, while identifying where donors fit in the major gift pipeline. This will be accomplished by conducting hundreds of personal interactions a week through phone, email & social media channels, virtually replicating a traditional face-to-face fundraising visit.
Established in 1841, the College of Arts and Science (A&S) has the honor of being the oldest and largest division of the University of Missouri, and also one of the most innovative, creative, and diverse. The college provides its almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students with a liberal arts education in the context of a comprehensive research university. A&S focuses on the fine and performing arts, social and natural sciences, and humanities. Its 28 departments and 90 degree programs include 9 of the 25 most popular degrees at MU and 6 fully online degrees. The college is also home to two museums, two ROTC programs, a nationally acclaimed literary magazine, and a Nobel laureate.
This Digital Advancement Officer will join an enthusiastic and energetic team at an exciting time as MU wraps up a successful conclusion to the "Mizzou: Our Time to Lead" fundraising campaign this year. Reporting directly to the A&S Director of Advancement, the Digital Advancement Officer is a key member of the A&S advancement team that includes an executive director, a director, two major gift advancement officers, a coordinator of donor engagement, and a team assistant.
We are looking for someone who practices daily active presence, is dedicated to discovery, strives for excellence, is self-motivated, has a passion for Mizzou and/or the liberal arts, is committed to Inclusivity and cares to work in an environment with a "team first" culture.
Core Responsibilities but not limited to:
* Engage with alumni and friends through phone, email & social media channels * Raise funds for the College of Arts and Science fundraising priorities: connecting education to career, accelerating discoveries, and cultivating creativity * Support the pipeline of major gift activity for the college * Help execute A&S's annual Giving Day in partnership with the Annual Giving and Membership team * Regularly thank donors by proving impact reports explaining how their donations made a difference * Collaborate with other teams in the advancement community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities * Consult with academic departments within the college to help them raise money on an annual basis * Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for the college * Actively participate in internal and external college and alumni functions and meetings * Maintain complete and orderly records of contacts with donors * Assist with other advancement related projects as needed
Ideal Competencies of a Successful Candidate:
* Presents a cheerful, positive manner with all Mizzou constituents, quickly and effectively solves donor problems, and talks with alumni and friends about personal experiences, passions, and family * Deeply cares and contributes to team success by openly sharing ideas and information, actively listening, responding thoughtfully, and offering support for others' ideas and proposals * Analyzes and evaluates information to make appropriate decisions - even in difficult or ambiguous situations, when time is critical * Tries to build relationships with people whose assistance, cooperation, and support may be needed in achieving goals * With their manager, sets specific, measurable goals that are aspirational but achievable * Enlists their manager's support in obtaining the information, resources, and training needed to accomplish their work effectively * Is confident of own ability to ask for money and close philanthropic gifts
Salary: $47,476 - $60,000
University Title: Advancement Officer
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, with some travel and irregular working hours, weekend responsibilities may be required
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
* A four-year degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. * 2 years fundraising experience, alumni/volunteer relations or public relations; or equivalent transferable skills showing an understanding of the development model, i.e. pursuing and cultivating donors, customers, or business relationships. * Knowledge of higher education fundraising will be prioritized. * Knowledge about the advantages of a liberal arts education and a strong familiarity with MU are preferred
Must maintain a valid driver's license and wireless service to carry out the responsibilities of this position
Applicants who submit a cover letter along with a resume and university application will be prioritized.
The history of MU is one of private philanthropy. In 1839, more than 900 Boone County citizens pooled their resources to establish the University of Missouri. To this day, that same spirit of generosity thrives among the Mizzou family. Thousands of people give to MU each year because of the passion and pride they feel for the university. 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.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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