Director of Development--West Plains

Missouri State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Missouri State University is accepting applications for a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT – WEST PLAINS. Responsibilities: The primary duty of the Director of Development – MSU West Plains is to bring in major gifts (gifts of $25,000 or more) by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for major gifts, primarily to the MSU West Plains campus; works closely with Foundation leadership, University administration, and appropriate faculty of the campus to identify, cultivate, and solicit potential donors; works in collaboration with the Director of Prospect Management and Research in determining which donors and prospects in their prospect pool (consisting of alumni, friends, parents, businesses, foundations, and organizations) to approach based on research and other criteria. This collaborative effort, which may include the Chancellor and others from time to time, also assists in determining how to approach each potential donor, whether the potential donor would be more receptive to a formal written proposal or a verbal proposal, discussing options for potential outright and/or estate gifts, ways of giving,  negotiating the policies and procedures for administration of their gifts, determining when travel to meet with donors is appropriate, exercising budgetary authority over the their travel and development budget, etc.; provides general guidance for the West Plains Development Office in collaboration with the MSU Foundation Office of Development in Springfield and supervises a support staff person; is the primary contact for major and planned gifts for the West Plains campus; works with the MSU Foundation Office of Development to coordinate the distribution of development publications; works cooperatively with the Assistant Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations to be aware of annual fund solicitations and alumni relations and engagement events and also works cooperatively with the Chancellor, the Assistant Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations, and the Events Coordinator on donor recognition and other campus events and functions.

For req. qualifications and app. procedures:  Pay Grade: 44. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.  EO/AA/M/F/VETERANS/DISABILITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION/GENDER IDENTITY EMPLOYER AND INSTITUTION.

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