Associate Director of Development

Michigan State University in Michigan

Date Posted April 3, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Associate Director of Development
Eli Broad College of Business

Ranked one of the top 25 business programs in the country, The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic, results-oriented individual to join its highly successful fundraising team as the Associate Director of Development. This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who thrives on moving prospects strategically through the pipeline to secure major gifts which MSU defines as commitments of $100,000 and more. As the College readies itself for MSU’s next capital campaign, the Associate Director will be an integral member of a team that focuses attention on an alumni base of 70,000, and – more specifically – on the more than 10,000 prospects with known or suspected major gift capacity.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director will manage a portfolio of 150-200 major donor prospects. Further, the Associate Director will employ an aggressive, strategic moves management program, averaging 15-20 face to face strategic visits per month and 2 to 4 solicitations per month. The Associate Director of Development will assume fund raising leadership across multiple geographic territories, requiring extensive travel, as well as provide fund raising leadership for several departments within the College. Approximately 25% of the Associate Director’s time will be devoted to out-of-state travel in order to maximize the fundraising program for the Broad College of Business.

The Associate Director will serve as a consultant, working closely with the dean, associate deans, department chairs, and key volunteers to identify funding opportunities and advise on effective development techniques including the identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of the College''s prospects. The Associate Director will play a pivotal role in developing the case for support, identifying and refining funding priorities – including endowment support, identifying prospects, and building a strong volunteer base in anticipation of MSU’s next capital campaign.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree. Five years experience in professional fund raising, public relations, marketing or a related field or three years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education Development, public relations or a related field. Excellent writing and communication skills. Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving. Travel involving automobile.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Vivian Leung, Senior Director of Development for the Eli Broad College of Business at

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 Please indicate the position number 9265 when submitting your application.

An electronic version of this posting is available at – 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.