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Executive Director for Advancement, Trulaske College of Business

University of Missouri - Columbia
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Development and Fundraising

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with University of Missouri in the search for an Executive Director for Advancement, Trulaske College of Business.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Constituent Units and the Dean of the Trulaske College of Business, and managing a team of five staff, the Executive Director for Advancement will direct a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation major gift prospects, develop annual advancement plans for the college, and foster relationships that lead to gifts in support of the college's strategic vision for its future. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Dean, department chairs, and MU Advancement to secure six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts and serve as the primary steward for the Trulaske College of Business.

Since 1839, and as Missouri's only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Missouri (MU) has been engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics that define its strength as a higher education institution. Today, MU supports 31,103 students in 300+ degree programs, including 97 undergraduate majors, 96 master's degrees, 69 doctoral degrees, and over 70 certificates. Students work side by side with some of the world's best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. At MU, scholarship and teaching are driven daily by a commitment to public service—the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world. MU's NCAA Division I Athletics program in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has 550 student-athletes across 20 sports. There are 344,000 MU alumni living around the world, 185,000 of which remain in the state of Missouri, maintaining MU's positive impact globally and locally.

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amidst unprecedented challenges facing higher education in 2020, the University of Missouri jumped 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities, rising to 124 in the publication's newest rankings of more than 380 public and private private institutions. MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 in 2020 to No. 85, among the Best Value Schools—a measure of colleges that offer the best value for students getting need-based financial aid. Additionally, the university climbed 13 spots to No. 86 among the Best Colleges for Veterans.

Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to its overall mission of enhancing private support of the University of Missouri. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from around the country. Comprising 180 staff members with a presence across the United States and around the world, Mizzou Advancement announced the $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign in October 2015. At its conclusion in 2020, it was the most successful philanthropic campaign in the university's history, at over $1.4 billion.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of fundraising experience in a university setting including supervisory experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an academic business unit or similar relevant experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to mission of University of Missouri as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 annually.

The University of Missouri is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Tonya Malik-Carson at

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