Annual Fund Officer, Advancement

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June 8, 2021

Role:   The Annual Fund Officer reports to the Director of Engagement and assists in planning and implementing programs to increase engagement between alumni, parents and friends of Truman State University. The Annual Fund Officer works primarily to increase alumni engagement with the university, including but not limited to donor participation, event attendance and chapter membership. Primary responsibilities of the position are outlined below.

  1. Responsible for day-to-day functions of the student phonathon campaign (Tel-Alumni), including the identification and training of student callers, some on-site supervision during call nights, maintaining and utilizing calling software, call preparation and follow up, recognition and motivation programs for callers and other aspects of the effort as needed.
  2. Provide support and organization to various aspects and segments of annual giving programs, including, direct mail, faculty/staff campaign, web-based giving.
  3. Develop strategies and approaches in cooperation with the Director of Engagement for comprehensive outreach through social media/emerging technologies, including appeals, themes and segmentation for various constituencies.
  4. Cultivate engagement with students through activities planned by the Student Alumni Association such as Tag Day, Spirit Day and student giving campaigns.
  5. Coordinate events that create a greater connection to the University among donors and friends, including the President’s Section during home football games, Lyceum special events, Friends of the Art Gallery, etc.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Engagement.


            Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  3. Computer proficiency
  4. Ability to work with a diverse University community (students, faculty and alumni)
  5. Flexibility to work nights and weekends
  6. Ability to supervise and motivate student staff
  7. Enthusiasm for and commitment to the advancement of the mission of Truman State University

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Self-motivated with the ability to identify areas of improvement
  2. One or two years’ experience in related fields such as higher education, non-profit, alumni/volunteer relations, public relations or equivalent transferable skills

To apply submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three references to Staff Open Positions - Truman State University or mail to:

Truman State University

Human Resources MC 101

100 E Normal Ave

Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin July 6 and continue until the position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and


Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or

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