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Senior Development Officer

Company: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Location: Rolla
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Location: Rolla, Missouri, 65409, United StatesPosted: 2023-01-06Position Title: Senior Development OfficerCompany Name: Missouri University of Science and TechnologySector: Business DevelopmentJob Type: Full-TimeJob Duration: IndefiniteMin Education: BA/BS/UndergraduateRequired Travel: 25-50%In October 2020, the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development was established through a transformational gift of $300 million from June and Fred Kummer, longtime benefactors of Missouri University of Science and Technology. By creating new buildings, research infrastructure, and opportunities for current and future students, the Kummer Institute will elevate Missouri S&T by cultivating technological innovation, fostering leadership and entrepreneurship, expanding academic-industry partnerships to directly address our country's most pressing societal challenges, and creating economic growth for Missouri and beyond. Learn more at kummerinstitute.mst.edu . The Kummer's gift has inspired additional giving at unprecedented levels. At this pivotal time, Missouri S&T seeks to hire the Senior Development Officer for University Advancement. With a primary focus on fundraising university-wide initiatives including Kummer Institute projects, this major gift fundraiser will meet regularly with top individual and corporate prospects and donors, with an expectation of 120 face-to-face visits annually. This individual will also be expected to spend a portion of their time on qualification and discovery of potential major donors. The individual will be expected to partner effectively with campus faculty, staff, and administrators to solicit and close major gifts in support of multi-million-dollar capital projects including the Innovation Lab, Protoplex, and Welcome Center; nationally recognized applied research centers; a newly created College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development; endowed faculty, K-12 STEM Outreach; and student scholarships and professional development programs. Regular presence on the Rolla campus is desired, however hybrid work arrangements will be considered. Specific responsibilities include : Cultivation - Primarily through visits and imaginative pairings with faculty and/or administrators, draws individual and/or corporate prospects closer to the university's priorities. Solicitation - Arranges and guides every aspect of the solicitation process within the donor pool. Develop and deliver new proposals, retain a major donor portfolio, and travel as required. Stewardship - Actively participate in events and/or programs associated with specialized constituents to move donors toward major gifts and enhance development efforts.Minimum Qualifications 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. Preferred Qualifications Project management skills Experience with capital/infrastructure fundraising Excellent written and oral communication skills Proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts Disciplined, regular use of a central database/client relationship management system to document all donor and prospect contacts to plan future work Strong knowledge of philanthropic practices, ethical standards, gift acceptance policies, and fund type implementation Comments The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment. Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator. EEO IS THE LAW To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: EEO is the Law English Version EEO is the Law Spanish Version EEO is the Law Chinese Version PI200975110

Keywords: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Columbia , Senior Development Officer, Other , Rolla, Missouri

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