Nov 11, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Location: Rolla
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34858
Hiring Department Office of Development Application DeadlineOpen until filled Full Time/Part TimeFull Time, Benefit Eligible Salary$83,400 - $100,000/annually

Missouri University of Science & Technology – Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading technological research universities. Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and later known as the University of Missouri-Rolla, Missouri S&T is celebrating its 150-year anniversary during the 2020-21 academic year. A U.S. News & World Report top-100 public national university, Missouri S&T’s rigorous, student-centered, applied education is offered to over 7,600 students, including over 1,550 master’s and Ph.D. students. Known for its engineering, computing and science programs, S&T offers 99 degrees in 40 fields of study, including business and information technology, education, and the humanities and liberal arts. Learn more at mst.edu.

In October 2020, the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development was established through a transformational gift of $300 million from June and Fred Kummer, longtime benefactors of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Institute will transform Missouri S&T and the south-central Missouri region by cultivating leadership and technological innovation; nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset; fostering expansion of academic-industry partnerships to directly address emerging needs of industry; and creating economic growth for the region. Learn more at kummerinstitute.mst.edu.

At this pivotal time, Missouri S&T seeks to hire an Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Computing.

Position Summary:

As liaison to the College of Engineering and Computing, the executive director of development will:

  • Coordinate philanthropic strategy for the college and dean and secure major gifts for featured campaign objectives.
  • Manage specialized constituent programs and identify strategic methods to meet objectives collectively.
  • Develop and deliver new proposals, retain a major donor portfolio and travel as necessary.
  • Actively participate in events and/or programs associated with specialized constituents to move donors toward major gifts, enhance development efforts and identify comprehensive objectives for collaboration while eliminating duplication and streamlining resources.
  • Serve as a member of the Development leadership team.

Supervision Received:

General supervision is received from the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing.

Supervision Exercised:

Administrative supervision is exercised over professional staff including fundraisers.

Minimum QualificationsA Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years' of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, finance, public relations or related field.

Minimum of seven years of experience in a related field.

Proven experience and demonstrated success in campaign management and fundraising, including major gift solicitation in higher education, is required.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a willingness to travel.
  • Broad understanding of multifaceted campaign planning, implementation and management.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a track record of successfully managing current and prospective donors at the major gift level.
  • Outstanding social skills, interpersonal skills, discretion and judgment.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious professional who values integrity and a collaborative working environment. They must have a history of establishing strong, interpersonal relationships with academic leaders, donors and development team members. A working understanding of a research university environment is helpful, along with the polish and enthusiasm necessary to engage with donors on behalf of the university.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


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