Chief Advancement Officer and Foundation President

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
Volker Campus 5000 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States

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Some Travel

Job Description
The University of Missouri – Kansas City invites applications from accomplished dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Chief Advancement Officer and Foundation President
The Opportunity

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation and the University seek a dynamic and experienced Chief Advancement Officer with a strong record of organizational fundraising and fundraising administration. The UMKC Foundation, acting as a separate organization, works collaboratively with all entities to encourage philanthropic support, while carrying out its donors’ wishes, often in perpetuity. The Foundation and the university work in a closely coordinated and cooperative manner to promote a philanthropic culture to benefit the university. Their Mission is to foster a culture that inspires philanthropy to achieve university priorities. The vision is to be the valued and trusted partner that inspires, enlists and unites philanthropic support for Kansas City’s premier urban university.
Reporting to the Chancellor and the Foundation Board of Directors, the Chief Advancement Officer and Foundation President will have broad authority to shape and build an advancement program in the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning programs, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services.
About UMKC and The Foundation

UMKC, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs and serving approximately 16,000 students. The University is well positioned to address the demands of the times in a dynamic city that deserves and requires the benefits that accrue from a strong public university.
The UMKC Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates with its own Board of Directors. Established in 2009, the Foundation exists to encourage gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at UMKC. The UMKC Foundation manages an endowment—a collection of hundreds of individually named funds that are invested for growth—and annually distributes earnings providing private support for University programs, students and faculty. Through the prudent stewardship of donors’ gifts, the Foundation is able to ensure stability for programs and student financial aid. Since the principal is not spent, endowments generate earnings year after year. Mission and Governance.
Position Details

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Application Process

EFL Associatesan executive search firm, is assisting UMKC with its search for this important leadership position. All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.

STEP 1: Complete a brief online application (2-3 minutes):
STEP 2: Send us your résumé or curriculum vitae:
Send in PDF format pleaseSend to ApplyHigherEd@eflassociates.comEmail subject line should read “UMKC-CAO Application Documents”KEY DATES

·Application deadline is June 24, 2022·Semi-Finalist Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late July or early August, 2022·Campus Interviews are tentatively scheduled for week of August 15-19, 2022·The desired start date is late September, 2022, but is negotiableCONFIDENTIAL INQUIRIES:
Steve Waldron, JD
Managing Director, Higher Education Practice
816-945-5423 (direct)
If you would like to provide a nomination, please email all pertinent information (including email address and phone number of the nominee) to:
Ms. Edith Ketay
Project Manager, Higher Education Practice
816-841-4001 (direct)

Job Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree is required - advanced degree preferred - and five years of experience as an Advancement/Development officer in a higher education or non-profit organization.

• Experience building and leading a team of fundraising and administrative professionals is essential to fulfilling these responsibilities.

• The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning and execution and in major gift solicitations.

• Strong organizational, supervisory and leadership capabilities are required.