Executive Director of Advancement Communications & Marketing

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) seeks an Executive Director of Advancement Communications & Marketing to lead a dynamic team of communications, marketing, and advertising professionals and craft captivating tales that bring alumni back into the university’s embrace and inspire donors’ generosity.

The Executive Director will utilize exceptional storytelling abilities to kindle pride, spark memories, and turn every donation into a philanthropic experience that enhances alumni and donor engagement.

Since 1839, MU has been engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics that define its strength as a higher education institution. MU takes pride in driving innovation and the state of Missouri economy through its extensive research and outreach programs which support local families, business owners, farmers, firefighters and police, and healthcare providers. Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to its overall mission of enhancing private support of MU. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from around the country.

“This is an exciting time to be part of the growth of Mizzou Advancement. After completing two successful campaigns, we are embarking upon an effort to reshape Mizzou for the future: A campaign where big ideas will build upon a strong foundation. The Executive Director of Advancement Communications & Marketing will play a pivotal role in supporting our mission by crafting captivating tales that inspire donors’ generosity. The successful candidate will be the driving force behind a modern and effective multichannel communications team. In addition to leading a solid team, this role will have strong ties to central university marketing and communications, serving as the conduit of information sharing between the two teams. We look forward to sharing more information about the impact you can have at Mizzou.” — Erin Allen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Donor Engagement and Kristen Smarr, Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.