Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Posted on 08/01/2022

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Leadership Annual Giving focuses on qualifying and soliciting leadership annual giving prospects ($1,000-$25,000) for Missouri State University. The Director of Leadership Annual Giving works with the Executive Director of Prospect Development and the Senior Director of Development to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors by engaging prospects through a variety of mediums, including but not limited to face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, phone calls, mailings, and emails. The primary goals of this position are to secure leadership annual gifts and to assist with donor pipeline development and identify major gift leads for major gift development officers.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

At least one year of related work experience is preferred. Experience with list management and using social media to leverage effectiveness of fundraising is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with campaign and/or leadership annual gift experience.

Must be organized, detail-oriented, and committed to follow-through; must enjoy interacting with people and be a skilled motivator. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with diverse populations, including donors, prospects, staff, faculty, and students is required. Excellent management, organizational, and effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to establish and maintain a complex calendar of solicitations by targeted constituency and fundraising strategy is required. The ability to anticipate and effectively handle change, to demonstrate willingness to learn new skills and take on challenging tasks, and to be flexible in changing conditions is required. Computer experience with hands-on knowledge of word processing is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

A working knowledge of Zoom, Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred.

Occasionally required to lift and move boxes of materials and equipment weighing up to approximately twenty-five pounds.

The scope of the job requires occasional travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars, and workshops.

EO/AA and Diversity Statment

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, [email protected], 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, [email protected], 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

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