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Assistant Director of MizzouMade Career and Professional Development

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Alumni

Job Description

The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) proudly supports the interests and traditions of Missouri's flagship university and its alumni worldwide. MAA is a membership organization with 30,000 members that serves more than 365,000 Mizzou alumni worldwide.
We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Assistant Director of MizzouMade Career and Professional Development. The primary focus of this role is to develop and implement innovative career and professional development to strengthen the Mizzou Network and build meaningful connections with alumni. As part of the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA), you will play a pivotal role in amplifying MizzouMade careers and impact, while supporting the professional growth and enrichment of our alumni and students.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee various platforms, including career services, social media, and others, collaborating with representatives and vendors to enhance engagement opportunities. Launch, manage, and promote an alumni business directory. (25%)
  • Direct and benchmark career programming efforts, planning and hosting career development and networking events across campus each semester. Leverage alumni groups, regional chapters, affinity groups, and school/college partners to deliver career experiences and connections. (20%)
  • Manage internal career content on the Mizzou Alumni Association website, promoting existing external campus resources. Operationalize opportunities to celebrate and promote MizzouMade accolades and achievements. (20%)
  • Serve as the primary contact for MAA Career Services, attending meetings with campus career partners and providing on-site assistance for events. (10%)
  • Coordinate livestream, webinar and/or podcast productions, assisting outside departments and groups with platform utilization for virtual events. (5%)
  • Represent MAA at on-campus Career Fairs to support and promote alumni engagement, network with alumni representatives and foster connections with alumni-owned businesses. (5%)
  • Collaborate with key campus offices and internal MAA staff to support outreach efforts and partnerships. (10%)
  • Provide support for events outside of the assigned focus area, including Mizzou Homecoming, awards ceremonies, and alumni engagement programming. (5%)
Shift

M-F 8am-5pm with occasional travel outside of regular business hours

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

1-3 years work experience in career services or comparable professional position.

Professional experience managing Marketing and Social Media efforts.

Experience working with a donor base or providing top tier customer service.

Background in event planning; both in-person and virtual

Proven success coordinating and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

Background in Higher Education Advancement or Career Services.

The University of Missouri Office of Advancement invests in our employees; once you join our team, you will participate in the Discipline of Frontline Fundraising (DFF) program with Plus Delta Partners, a 9-month series of fundraising workshops and 1:1 skill building. Ensuring you have the tools to succeed is an Advancement priority. Your success as a gift officer will have a direct and lasting impact on Mizzou and the priorities of the college and university.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $55k-$70k Salary

Grade: GGS-010

University Title: ADVANCEMENT SENIOR MANAGER

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

Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Other Information

Our benefits:
As one of Missouri’s largest employers, MU staff members enjoy exceptionally competitive health, PTO and retirement plans. A few highlights:
  • Health Insurance -Three plans to choose from, including our Custom Network Plan; a cost-effective insurance option that utilizes our extensive network of MU-affiliated hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.
  • HSA - UM provides between $400 - $1200 in contributions to health savings accounts, depending on plans and dependents
  • Dental - 100% coverage for preventative care, with no restrictions on network or non-network providers
  • Vision - $0 copays on frames and contact lenses along with a $140 allowance, and a $10 copay on yearly eye exams.
  • Retirement - UM will match 100% of up to 8% of eligible pay contributed to a 457(b), with a three-year vesting period on University contributions.
  • Tuition Assistance - Up to 75% of tuition and supplemental fees waived for employees, and 50% waived for spouses and dependents
  • Time Off – Personal time off (PTO) as well as 9 paid holidays.
  • Winter Break - The university observes a paid holiday for the period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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.

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

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

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or 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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Mizzou

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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