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COORDINATOR OF CAFNR ALUMNI RELATIONS

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CAFNR Office of Advancement

Job Description

As a core member of the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (CAFNR Advancement Team), this position’s primary focus is to develop and implement strategies that engage alumni in support of CAFNR and the University of Missouri.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Liaison with the CAFNR Alumni Association to develop and achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Direct alumni activities and communications to foster existing relationships and to build new relationships with alumni, friends and donors including the CAFNR Unlimited event, CAFNR Alumni Golf Classic, CAFNR Alumni Awards and others.
  • Manage opportunities that engage volunteers in service including working with CAFNR Office of Academic Programs to assist with student recruitment as well as training, support, and stewardship of alumni leaders.
  • Plan and execute events for CAFNR that have an alumni presence including coordination of Mizzou Central building at the Missouri State Fair, CAFNR Celebration of Excellence event, Ag Day, and the CAFNR McQuinn Holiday Party.
  • Coordinate with Central Advancement on annual giving programs and projects such as Giving Day and other CAFNR annual giving appeals.
  • Manage budgets, membership activities, fundraising events, and campus resources in accordance with University policies and procedures including allocations from a $2 million endowment.
  • Exercise discretion and judgement in the performance of all duties including collaborations with key partners including the CAFNR Alumni Association, Mizzou Alumni Association, Athletics, Extension & Engagement, Donor Relations, Marketing & Communication, and others to support outreach efforts.
  • Supervise and train student employees and interns.
  • As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of the University of Missouri.
Shift

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with flexibility for evening and weekend events.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree 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
  • 2-3 years experience in alumni/volunteer relations, public relations or equivalent transferable skills showing an understanding of higher education advancement.
  • 2-3 years experience (preferred) in event planning or management.
  • Experience managing budgets and other fiscal responsibilities
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $51,875-$70,880

Grade: GGS-10
University Title: Advancement Officer
Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

MU Application, Cover Letter, CV/Resume, and contact information for references will be required for hire.

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

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