The University of Missouri — Vice Chancellor for Advancement

As it brings to a successful conclusion the largest funding campaign in its history, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) seeks a vice chancellor for advancement to lead the institution to even greater levels of success. Through research, learning, engagement and economic development, the University of Missouri (MU) creates solutions that solve the grand challenges facing Missouri and the world. 

The new vice chancellor will build upon a successful history of fundraising from engaged, dedicated and loyal alumni and other partners. The vice chancellor will assume leadership of the program as it emerges from the current campaign and will help celebrate its success and steward donors and volunteers in anticipation of planning the University’s next campaign. During that interval, the vice chancellor will focus on building relationships internally and externally to maintain a high level of philanthropic activity. The vice chancellor will collaborate with a thriving alumni relations program that integrates the efforts of advancement, deans and academic units and will inherit a culture that supports an energetic approach to alumni relations and development.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced advancement leader with a demonstrated, successful history as a major and principal gift fundraiser. Superior leadership skills are required, as is a successful track record as a leader or manager of one or more programs of similar scope and complexity. Success in a leadership capacity of one or more campaigns is required, as is a bachelor’s degree (an advanced degree is preferred). Candidates with a history of creativity and innovation, as well as those who demonstrate a commitment to students, faculty and staff above self, are particularly sought.

The new vice chancellor at the University of Missouri will inherit a successful and productive program with considerable potential for even greater success. The University seeks a leader to join a team of seasoned professionals who are committed to the values of engagement, passion and teamwork.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search at 630-575-6152. For formal consideration, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter expressing interest to For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by March 27, 2020. A comprehensive leadership profile for this position is available at 

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive community that embraces diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives with an unabiding commitment to freedom of expression. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.