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Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), one of the nation’s top technological research universities, invites applications and nominations for the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement.

The Vice Chancellor will join a campus community that is innovative, student-focused and committed to excellence, with a rich history of producing outstanding talent and cutting-edge research. Missouri S&T has an extraordinarily engaged and committed alumni base and an impressive array of industry partnerships.

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Position Description

The Vice Chancellor of University Advancement serves as the visionary leader of a centralized development team, which includes the functional areas of major giving, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, alumni relations, donor relations, and affiliated support staff. Successful candidates will embody a spirit of innovation and possibility thinking, demonstrating their capacity to serve as a primary advocate for the institution by identifying and promoting compelling philanthropic opportunities that align with Missouri S&T’s strategic priorities. The incumbent will also serve as a key liaison to Missouri S&T’s Board of Trustees, the Miner Alumni Association, and the Kummer Institute’s Board of Directors, in addition to maintaining strong working relationships with campus administrators and academic department heads. Minimum qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience in related areas.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An exceptional track record of major gift fundraising in a research university or comparable setting, with a demonstrated ability to identify and secure transformative principal or legacy gift commitments of $1 million and above
  • A demonstrated willingness and ability to meaningfully engage corporations and foundations in high-impact philanthropic partnerships
  • Strong foundational skills in prospect research, with an ability to effectively leverage data when assessing the philanthropic potential of alumni and prospective donors
  • Excellent stewardship skills, including both an understanding of best practices in alumni outreach and innovative approaches to stewarding and maintaining engagement with high net-worth individuals
  • Demonstrated capabilities in staff management and strategic leadership of development operations at the university level, including evidence of the skills and vision necessary to design and execute comprehensive fundraising campaigns and similar complex philanthropic endeavors 
  • Emotional intelligence and a proven ability to engage the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion when leading a philanthropic enterprise


Interested applicants, please submit a letter of application, five professional references, and resume.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Deadline for priority consideration is Monday, April 5, 2023.

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  • Professional references will be contacted later in the process prior to any hiring decision.
  • The university will not contact references without candidate authorization.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Crain, lead recruitment consultant with the University of Missouri System, at

Search Committee Composition

Name Committee Role
Mehrzad Boroujerdi - 
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, & Education
Bipin Doshi - 
Member, Board of Trustees
David Bayless - 
Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Angelina Billo - 
Industry Engagement Officer
Tim Bradley - 
Member, Board of Trustees
Wes Lewis - 
Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Mindy Limback - 
Director of Creative Services
Dan Lester - 
Director at Large and Engagement Committee Chair, Miner Alumni Association
Melody Lo - 
Professor and Steinmeyer Memorial Endowed Department Chair of Economics
Steve Roberts -  
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Chief Operating Officer of the Kummer Institute
Fred Stone II - 
Associate Vice Chancellor of Facility Planning and Operations
Tory Verkamp - 
Interim Vice Chancellor of University Advancement
William Zwikelmaier - 
Director of Career Opportunities and Employer Relations
Andrew Crain - 
Lead Recruitment Consultant
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