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Development Officer - Mizzou Athletics

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 9, 2023

Hiring Department

Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant AD for Leadership Giving, the Development Officer will assist with high-level giving or fundraising efforts of the Tiger Scholarship Fund for the University of Missouri’s Athletics Department.

Day-to-day activities will include:

Developing and implementing a comprehensive major gifts program to support Athletics at the University, including strategies for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects.

Preparing and presenting major gift proposals.

Managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors; developing and maintaining relationships with these individuals to secure gifts in support of Athletics priorities.

Working alongside the Associate Athletic Director to establish a plan with specific goals and timetables to raise major and planned gifts within the scope of special projects, campaigns, endowment or annual fundraising needs.

Conducting prospect research and identification that will lead to the solicitation of individual major gifts.

Maintaining a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects with typical solicitation ranges of $50,000 - $1 million plus.

This position will participate in Athletic events as appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, home and away football games, home and away men's basketball games and other donor engagement events.


Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; Nights, Weekends, and Travel as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in a NCAA Development Program handling major gifts.

Anticipated Hiring Range

This opportunity includes a best-in-class compensation package that includes lump sum incentives tied to annual fund renewals and new gifts.

Salary Range: $50,367 - $70,880

Grade: GGS-010

University Title: Advancement Officer

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Community Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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