The Director of Development is the chief fundraising position for the organization. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of MMA’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with MMA’s President, Board of Trustees, and Alumni Board of Directors/Visitors.
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
Coordinate fund raising special events.
Direct employee fundraising drives.
Oversee prospect research
Work closely with Administrators, Alumni, and Board of Directors/Visitors
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the MMA community.
Staff Board Development Committee meetings
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Preform other related duties as requested.
Must embrace the mission of Missouri Military Academy and understanding the function of each Director and the military educational model.
Strong interpersonal, writing and presentation skills.
Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Be proactive and organized, exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
Computer skills with a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office Products, and specifically Raiser’s Edge.
About Missouri Military Academy
Missouri Military Academy is a boarding and day preparatory school with a military tradition that has readied young men for college and life since 1889. Our mission is to empower young men to unlock their potential through a structured program of academic excellence, character, social development and leadership training.
Missouri Military Academy operates four distinct yet closely linked programs: the high school, for young men in grades 9-12; a middle school for boys in grades 7-8; a summer program that offers camps for boys ages 8-17; and a for-credit summer academy for students in grades 7-12.
All of our programs exist to motivate students to reach their full potential, build self-confidence and develop academic and life skills that will lead to success in college and beyond.
Missouri Military Academy is for young men and boys who wish to have a unique educational experience that challenges them to do their best and teaches them to unlock their potential. Our 360 Degree Education focuses on five elements: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development and Leadership.