Missouri State University Seeks Vice President for University Advancement
Missouri State University–a rising star in American higher education–seeks an inspired and inspirational leader, an exemplary professional, a masterful relationship-builder, and a believer in the power of community to join its team as the next Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Missouri State Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity for an action-oriented advancement leader who embraces change, aspires to excellence, and is motivated by setting new standards, and–above all else–thrives in a people-oriented, community-based environment.
The successful candidate will be welcomed warmly by the University family, and they will be a pillar in the city of Springfield embraced by the leaders and citizens of a vibrant and very livable city with which they will engage as a senior MSU liaison and partner.
Missouri State University, founded in 1905 as Missouri’s Fourth District Normal School, is now a public, doctoral granting university. MSU enrolls over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs approximately 1,100 faculty and 1,350 staff. The University offers 102 graduate and 61 postgraduate programs, including nine doctoral degrees. In addition, Missouri State now has three campuses outside of Springfield: MSU-West Plains, an open admission, two-year campus of the Missouri State University System; MSU-Mountain Grove, a 190-acre fruit experimentation station; and MSU-China programs based in Dalian, China.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience as a senior advancement professional in higher education or relevant experience in a comparable environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. The VPUA serves as the University’s chief advancement officer, as well as Executive Director of the Missouri State University Foundation, which raises funds to benefit the University and manages an endowment of approximately $115 million that is invested and deployed to achieve the University’s mission and goals. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader with experience providing leadership and direction for a team, including mentoring employees, managing workflow, evaluating performance, and supporting professional development.
The MSU Search Committee will immediately begin the review of applications and continue work until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 17, 2023, and must include a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and attributes outlined in the VPUA Search Profile, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (telephone and email) of four professional references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate). Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to: MSUVPUA@agbsearch.com
AGB Search is pleased to assist Missouri State University with this important leadership search. Nominations and expressions of interest in the Vice President for University Advancement position are encouraged. Please direct them to MSUVPUA@agbsearch.com or to the AGB search consultants listed below:
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Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Grants Management Assistant — Springfield office
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is seeking a detail-oriented person committed to a high degree of accuracy in database management for a new position that will assist multiple staff departments in carrying out a broad range of grantmaking and distribution activities. This is an opportunity for an individual with initiative to help develop a new role in conjunction with the Foundation’s recent transition to a new financial management system.
In addition to a rewarding work environment in advancing philanthropic resources, the CFO offers a competitive pay and benefits package for full-time staff members, including:
- Up to 28 days of paid time off annually, effective upon hiring;
- 10 paid holidays;
- Employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance for staff members with partial support for eligible dependents;
- Employer match of up to 5 percent of base salary for a 403(b) retirement plan;
- Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance;
- An Employee Assistance Program and staff mental wellness opportunities; and
- A commitment to staff development through professional learning and networking and educational assistance.
Please send the completed job application, a résumé and cover letter to: Winter Kinne, vice president of development. The deadline for first consideration is Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
Full Listing can be found here
Missouri State Foundation
Director of Development
The primary duty of the Director of Development (DOD) is to bring in major gifts by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects on behalf of an assigned area(s). The DOD works closely with University administration and appropriate faculty to cultivate potential donors. The DOD exercises discretion and independent judgment in determining which donors and prospects in their prospect pool (consisting of alumni, friends, parents, businesses, foundations, and organizations) to approach based on prospect research, determining how to approach each potential donor, whether the potential donor would be more receptive to a formal written proposal or a verbal proposal, discussing options for potential outright and/or estate gifts, ways of giving, negotiating the donor agreement for administration of gifts, determining when travel to meet with donors is appropriate, exercising budgetary authority over the their travel and development budget, etc.
See the full job listing here: https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/67077
Kansas City University
Mission: “Improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”
Kansas City University is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions. Through lifelong learning, research and service, KCU challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse communities it serves.
Job title: Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations
Reports To: Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations
Summary: The Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations is based on KCU’s Farber-McIntire campus in Joplin, MO. The position assists in establishment and attainment of fundraising and alumni participation goals. Maintains a portfolio of major and planned gift donors, focusing on five-figure gifts and above and developing long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donors’ interests which match the strategic goals of the university.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Qualify a portfolio of 125 donors from a larger group of donors to the organization • Create individual alumni and donor participation goals • Create and execute individual donor communication and marketing plans • Collaborate with program and university relations staff to secure appropriate project information, including project budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will inspire greater giving • Maintain donor records that accurately reflects moves management activity, alumni affinity and ultimately reflect staff performance toward goals • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally • Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni through alumni reunions, donor events, annual giving and stewardship campaigns • Travel - Approximately 50% of time is spent face-to-face with donors
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred • 5 - 7 years previous experience in Philanthropy and/or Alumni Relations • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and interpersonal skills • Communicates verbally and non-verbally with diplomacy and tact • Demonstrated confidence and experience in public speaking • Able to work effectively and diplomatically with all constituents: alumni, senior administration and staff, deans and faculty, students, visitors, and donors • Excellent planning and organizational skills and detail-oriented • Self-motivated, self-disciplined, able to tolerate ambiguity, sense of humor, and produce high-quality results • Effective leadership attributes and demonstrated competence in leading peers to optimal levels of performance and goal attainment • Working knowledge and proficiency in database management. Raiser’s Edge preferred • Creative ideas and be resourceful in meeting the needs of constituents • Inspires and motivates others • Clearly and consistently demonstrates KCU’s mission, vision, and values in words and action
Interested candidates should email Angela Howard at email@example.com
Full job description available here: Job Description
Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
Position Title: Program Director
Directly Reports to: Executive Director
Full time position: 40 hours per week
A successful Program Director will:
- Strive in an organized environment: You will be responsible for planning, maintaining and executing, several existing and new programs which will require a well-organized system.
- Excel in strategic thinking and executing: You will not only be responsible for executing our current programs, you will have the opportunity to look for ways to improve and update our programs, and adding potential new programs.
- Excel in both working independently and with a team: You will have the opportunity to work alongside our current Foundation team, but will many times be tasked with working independently to achieve your goals. You will also be working with both Foundation staff, and Springfield Public Schools staff.
Qualified applicants should have:
- 2-5 years of experience working in the non-profit industry, the field of education, or in a programs department.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
- Experience in Microsoft Office.
- Excellent communications skills, both written and face to face.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
More information here: Job Description
Arc of the Ozarks
Hiring a Development Coordinator.
Director of Parent, Family, and Athletic Giving
Department: University Advancement Division: University Advancement
Supervisor: Associate VP of University Advancement
Schedule: Full-time, 12 months, M-F
FLSA Classification: Exempt-Administrative IPEDS Classification: 13
Job Summary: The Director of Parent/Family Giving & Athletic Giving is responsible for the overall management of the parent giving and athletic giving program at Drury University. Working with the EVP, the Director will set and achieve annual program metrics to advance and increase philanthropic resources for the university. The Director will also collaborate closely with frontline fundraisers to oversee parent philanthropic engagement, including creation, implementation, and direct management of the Parents Leadership Council (PLC.) He/she will be responsible for the overall management of the athletics giving program and will achieve annual metrics as set in concert with the EVP and in consultation with the Director of Athletics.
To view more details, as well as apply, please visit DruryEmploymentOpportunities
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Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is hiring a Grants Officer! This is a benefits-eligible 32 hour per week hybrid position that is primarily work-from-home. We offer unlimited PTO, 99% employer paid health insurance, dental/life/vision options, and 3% IRA match.
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