Director of Advancement
Columbia, MO, USA | American Nurses Association
Industry:Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
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MU Advancement is seeking a fundraiser for the School of Health Professions and the Sinclair School of Nursing. The Director will have a key focus on qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding highly rated prospects with a goal of securing major, leadership, and principal gifts (five- to seven-figure gifts). This position will report directly to The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Systems Advancement.
Core Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with others to advance the programs and achieve fundraising goals for the School of Health Professions and the Sinclair School of Nursing in accordance with the Office of Vice Chancellor for Advancement.
Provide leadership, coaching, mentoring, supervision, and inspiration to the SHP and SSN advancement officers.
Identify prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors--major and leadership gifts--and initiate appropriate personal cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
Meet annual performance standards with respect to minimum number of 1) submitted major gift proposals; 2) accepted proposals; 3) substantive visits and contacts.
Prepare reports and follow-up correspondence for donors, prospective donors, and academic and advancement leadership.
Work with Deans, department chairs and administrators in the identification and prioritization of appropriate fundraising activities.
Provide leadership for other advancement activities within the Schools including, but not limited to, annual fund, stewardship, and donor recognition.
Travel is expected within a range of 40 to 50 percent of time. Some evening and weekend activities is also expected.
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 philanthropic passions
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
Build relationships with people whose assistance, cooperation, and support may be needed in achieving goals
Builds consensus and resolves conflict
Ability to think strategically
Sets priorities and specific, measurable goals that are aspirational but achievable
Is confident of own ability to ask for money and close philanthropic gifts
Proven track record of closing major gifts of $25K and above
Drives results through business acumen
Analyzes and evaluates information to make appropriate decisions - even in difficult or ambiguous situations, when time is critical
A passion for the mission of the organization and a focus on excellence
Self-Starter and strong sense of urgency, motivates and inspires others to action
Intellectually curious and appreciates the scholar within people
Entrepreneurial spirit and can generate excitement
Thoughtful of environment, organizational cultures, and dynamics
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Five 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
Higher education healthcare fundraising experience will be prioritized
Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals
Outstanding collaboration as a member of a team and ability to work independently and with many diverse constituencies should be evident
Strong organizational skills are required, exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to favorably affect sophisticated volunteers and donors
Other important characteristics include a strong work ethic, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, strategic thinking and planning skills, and a commitment to the mission and values of the MU Advancement, the School of Health Professions, and the Sinclair School of Nursing
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and wireless service to carry out the responsibilities of this position
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