Competing within the prestigious Big Ten Conference, Michigan State University Athletics is a self –sustaining unit and private support plays a crucial role to keep that fiscal responsibility.
The Associate Director manages, develops, and stewards a portfolio of 150-200 prospects and donors securing major and planned gifts in a defined Region on behalf of Michigan State Athletics. Will work closely with other athletic department leaders, coaches and development colleagues to coordinate and collaborate in order to maximize gift potential for intercollegiate athletics and Michigan State University.
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in public relations, volunteer administration, professional and higher education or athletic fundraising, marketing or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Travel is required. Available to manage 50% travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s degree required. Seven or more years of development or relevant experience, with at least five years of major gift experience. Knowledge of laws, practices, philosophy, and ethics of charitable giving. Demonstrated track record of financial development and/or productivity in a complex work environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Internal Number: 607404
About Michigan State University
Known internationally as a major U.S. public university with global reach, Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research, and outreach for over 150 years. Founded in 1855, MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Big Ten and Central Collegiate Hockey Association athletic conferences. MSU sponsors 25 intercollegiate varsity sports (12 for men and 13 for women). The 5,200 acre campus is located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan's Capitol in Lansing. MSU has approximately 45,000 students (undergraduate and graduate) and 400,000 living alumni throughout the world.