Open Job in Academic & University Senior Development Officer #00064612 (Dual Posting of 27383)

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


Job Description
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.

Minimum Qualifications
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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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