Associate Director of Development, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Michigan State University in Michigan

Date Posted November 6, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

As the first college of its kind, the MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences is known for pushing the boundaries of communication research and teaching to improve lives and promote democratic values. Around the world, over 48,000 alumni are leaders in a staggering array of successful careers, including CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, presidents of entertainment companies, producers of award-winning films and documentaries, and researchers determining the impact of messages upon society.


With the leadership of a dynamic and energetic dean, the college seeks a confident, creative, and enthusiastic major gift officer to build upon the rock-solid foundation of its advancement program. The major gift officer will be instrumental in preparing the college for the university’s next comprehensive campaign by identifying, cultivating and soliciting individuals for significant 6- and 7-figure support as well as periodic special purpose appeals and programs with business, industry and interested foundations.  


The Associate Director of Development is expected to be an accomplished, responsive and collaborative member of the CAS Advancement Team who executes an aggressive calendar of donor activity to ensure a continuous pipeline of private support for the college. The Associate Director will report directly to the Senior Director of Advancement for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.


The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of 150-200 major donor prospects, focusing efforts on prospects whose philanthropic capacity is $100,000 or more in order to maximize the fundraising potential within the College and on behalf of Michigan State University. The Associate Director will average 15-20 face to face strategic visits per month which will result in greater engagement and movement toward a major gift solicitation at a rate of 2 to 4 solicitations per month, with all solicitation efforts cleared and coordinated with the college and the Office of University Development at Michigan State University.   The Associate Director will dedicate a significant amount of time traveling, with emphasis initially focused on prospects in Texas, Southern CA and Arizona, and Illinois.


The Associate Director of Development is expected to be an accomplished, responsive, and collaborative member of the CAS Advancement Team who executes an aggressive calendar of donor activity to ensure a continuous pipeline of private support for the college. The Associate Director will report directly to the Senior Director of Advancement for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences.

 

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree. Five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in professional fundraising, public relations, marketing or related field; working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Experience in public speaking.

Collaborative team-oriented style. Experience with “Moves Management” or related strategic relationship development. Ability to “close” gifts or business deals with demonstrative experiences closing gifts of $50,000 or more. Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving. Travel involving automobile, airline and rail.

Desired Qualifications:An advanced degree in education, business, communications, public relations, or some other related field. A proven track record of securing corporate, foundation and major gift support, or experience in another strongly related field in the corporate or non-profit sector. Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a complex higher education institution and understanding and experience in budget development. A collaborative team-oriented style.

 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Meredith Jagutis, Senior Director of Development, College of Communication Arts and Sciences at jagutism@msu.edu.


All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system (MAP). The URL for this website is www.jobs.MSU.edu. Please indicate the position number 8359when submitting your application.


An electronic version of this posting is available at www.advancement.msu.edu – follow the “Career Opportunities” link.


Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.


MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.






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