The Advancement Officer, Scholarships, is responsible for developing and managing a program that identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors who are capable of, and interested in, supporting annual and endowed scholarships. The person in this position will be responsible for creating annual scholarship and endowment agreements, monitoring compliance with donor agreement guidelines, coordinating the donor thank you process, and preparing reports on donor-funded scholarships.
Manage a portfolio of scholarship donors
Implement an annual plan for securing new scholarships and renewing established scholarships, with monthly activity and progress goals.
Review and manage the acceptance and filing of donor agreements
Maintain an accurate list of all privately funded scholarships
Implement donor thank you process, including reviewing and sending of thank you letters from students to donors
Prepare reports that reflect the impact of scholarships to donors
Assure donor confidentiality as well as the confidentiality of the projects undertaken by University Advancement and Alumni Relations by conducting all personal contacts and communications with donors in a professional manner.
Work with appropriate staff on the stewardship of scholarship donors.
Assist with other development projects as assigned.
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
At least 3 years of experience required. Prior experience in higher education is preferred.
Demonstrated success of soliciting individuals.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to develop effective partnerships with internal and external constituencies.
Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Effective communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal and motivational skills.
Ability to work independently while also working as a member of the University Advancement team.
Application Deadline June 23, 2019
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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The University of Missouri, St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including; health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation & sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee & dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefit, please visit http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.
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