Office of Development – Senior Development Officer
This is a dual posting of Job Opening ID 27383- DEVELOPMENT OFFICER. Only one position will be filled depending on the qualifications of the final candidate.
Open Until Filled
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, benefit eligible
Serves as the chief development officer for one or more of Missouri S&T's academic departments by working directly with each chair as well as a geographic assignment. Meets regularly with top individual and/or corporate prospects and donors, chairs, as well as key faculty members and university administrators. Senior development officers are expected to make 200 face-to-face visits per year with alumni and friends, a monthly trip to his/her geographic territory, and other duties as assigned.
Specific responsibilities include :
Prospect Cultivation - Primarily through visits and imaginative pairings with faculty and/or administrators, draws individual and/or corporate prospects closer to the university's priorities.
Prospect Solicitation - Arranges and guides every aspect of the solicitation process within the donor pool.
Liaison Role - Serves as key contact with an academic unit, working with leadership to facilitate the communication and matching of donor interests with targeted academic priorities.
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
Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications, or public administration.
Three or more years of demonstrated success in fundraising, marketing and sales or a related field.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a willingness to travel extensively.
Proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts.
Broad understanding of multifaceted campaign planning, implementation, and management.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and a track record of successfully managing current and prospective donors at the major gift level.
Outstanding social skills, interpersonal skills, discretion, and judgment.
The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, motivated professional, who values integrity and a collaborative working environment. Ability to establish strong, interpersonal relationships with academic leaders, donors and development team members. Ability to demonstrate a highly sophisticated understanding of all aspects of the cultivation and solicitation process. A working understanding of a research university environment is helpful, along with the polish and enthusiasm necessary to engage with donors on behalf of the university.
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.
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