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Mission Advancement Officer
Bismarck, ND

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Mission Advancement Officer

University of Mary

Mission Advancement Officer

The Mission Advancement Officer identifies and develops new individual and business leads for the Vision 2030 Capital Campaign and works to expand the donor support base in all phases of fund development.

Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

Coordinate and execute cultivation and solicitation visits with constituents in assigned portfolio to successfully reach individual goals and the goals of the Mission Advancement team

Utilize business development and networking skills to give direction and support to programs at the university

Works with the Director of Alumni to fulfill fundraising goals

Lead, organize, supervise, and execute components of the Vision 2030 Capital Campaign

Attend weekly staff planning and coordination meetings to review current activities and progress

Attend special events sponsored by the Office of Mission Advancement

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:

Required: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of work experience at a non-profit agency, specifically in the field of fundraising and development work. Project management and event coordination experience needed.

Preferred: Master's degree and ten years relevant experience in business development; CFRE or other advanced credentials, and experience in creating planned giving programs.

Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Mission Advancement and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Business acumen

Strong leadership skills


Ability to work with a broad spectrum of individuals

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to handle multiple projects in an overlapping time frame

Strong computer skills

Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends

Experience in fund raising and campaign planning preferred

Current valid driver's license

We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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