Director of Donor Marketing & Communications | Missouri Southern State University

  • Full Time
  • Joplin

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, Missouri, General Statement of Job The Director of Donor Marketing and Communication is a full-time position. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, this position will support Missouri Southern’s development program by providing marketing and communication strategy and support related to fundraising. Specific Duties and Responsibilities E ssential Duties: Lead the development of marketing and communication strategy for the university’s comprehensive fundraising efforts; Build internal and external awareness of and support for charitable giving opportunities and their impact on Missouri Southern, its students, faculty, staff, and graduates; Convey to current and prospective donors the Missouri Southern Foundation’s long track record of effectively investing, managing, and distributing private assets; Work with Office of Development and Office of Alumni personnel to conceptualize and then produce gift solicitation pieces and event invitations; Personally create or facilitate development of regular and consistent donor marketing and communication through: Social and digital media posts Earned and paid media opportunities (broadcast, print, outdoor, etc.) Feature stories and updates on a campaign website (hosted on mssu.edu) Publication of newsletters, reports, proposals, etc. Graphic design of solicitation and stewardship pieces, invitations, etc. o Videos, photography, architectural renderings, and artwork Abide by university brand standards; Collaborate and coordinate marketing and communication activities with relevant offices across campus such as University Relations and Marketing and the director of communication and external relations; Other duties as assigned. Education, Experience, and Licenses Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is required. Two years of directly relatable employment experience in the marketing field is preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Requires the ability to use computers and software for graphic design, multi- and social media development and communication. Requires excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills. Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data. Requires the ability to work in a professional office environment and exhibit excellent customer service skills. Should possess a team-oriented approach to their work with the ability to collaborate with other office personnel. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and general computer experience. Perform tasks with personal integrity, self-confidence, enthusiasm and professionalism. Physical Demands/Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color and texture perception, as well as the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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