Executive Director for Advancement, College of Engineering

University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
The University of Missouri seeks an Executive Director for Advancement, College of Engineering to direct a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation major-gift prospects, develop annual advancement plans for the college, and foster relationships that lead to gifts in support of the college’s strategic vision for its future, to include a lead role in a significant capital fundraising project, the Center for Energy Innovation. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Dean, department chairs, and MU Advancement to secure six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts and serve as the primary steward for the College of Engineering.

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.

"We are looking for someone who is not only passionate about the mission of our college but also possesses the strategic thinking and entrepreneurial spirit to drive innovative fundraising initiatives. Your ability to build genuine relationships with donors, alumni, and corporate partners will be key to our success. Together, we will ensure that the College of Engineering continues to be a leader in teaching, research, and impact on both the state and the nation." — Dr. Marisa Chrysochoou, Dean, College of Engineering and Christine Smith, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement

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