Senior Director for Advancement, Sinclair School of Nursing

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
The University of Missouri seeks a Senior Director for Advancement, Sinclair School of Nursing to lead the development program for the Sinclair School of Nursing, with a focus on securing major and leadership gifts of five- to seven-figures and above. The Senior Director will collaborate and contribute as part of a larger team of colleagues in Health Advancement to bolster the mission of the Sinclair School through philanthropic support. The Senior Director will join the school as it moves into the new home of the Sinclair School of Nursing, a 64,585 square-foot, $30 million state-of-the-art facility equipped with a simulation center, staging rooms to mimic hospital settings, and other innovative spaces to progress education, research, and clinical care.

Since 1839, and as Missouri’s only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Missouri (MU) has been engaged in groundbreaking research and comprehensive academics that define its strength as a higher education institution. Today, MU supports 31,103 students in 300+ degree programs, including 97 undergraduate majors, 96 master’s degrees, 69 doctoral degrees, and over 70 certificates. Students work side by side with some of the world’s best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences, and the professions. At MU, scholarship and teaching are driven daily by a commitment to public service—the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world. MU’s NCAA Division I Athletics program in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has 550 student-athletes across 20 sports. There are 344,000 MU alumni living around the world, 185,000 of which remain in the state of Missouri, maintaining MU’s positive impact globally and locally.

Mizzou Advancement emphasizes talent acquisition and professional development in service to its overall mission of enhancing private support of the University of Missouri. As a result, the division continues to attract top talent from around the country. Comprising 180 staff members with a presence across the United States and around the world, Mizzou Advancement announced the $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign in October 2015. At its conclusion in 2020, it was the most successful philanthropic campaign in the university’s history, at over $1.4 billion.

"It is a most exciting time for the Sinclair School with the progression of our mission to improve the health of all people, especially Missourians, through discovery, teaching, practice, and scholarship. The Senior Director will be instrumental in the future of the Sinclair School as you will lead all fundraising efforts. You will manage a robust portfolio, have resources and tools available for your success, and have the opportunity to work in partnership with the talented leadership of the Sinclair School. I look forward to meeting you!" — Jackie Lewis, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

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