Assistant Director of Development - Special Gifts, Intercollegiate Athletics
Michigan State University
April 11, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
Full Time - Experienced
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.
MSU Athletics, through contributions to the Spartan Fund, has raised over $267 million during Empower Extraordinary - the campaign for Michigan State through capital, annual, endowment and planned gifts. These philanthropic gifts are in support of the Spartan Athletics mission statement:
We gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence
Annually, nearly 800 student-athletes across 25 sports are getting a world-class education while playing the sport they love. With private support from Spartans across the country, we can offer a championship level opportunity in the classroom, in competition and the community. We are helping shape the future of MSU Athletics under dynamic leadership and with a progressive attitude.
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; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fundraising, public relations, marketing, higher education fundraising or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s degree; two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional sports / intercollegiate athletics; positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to work autonomously, collaboratively and within a team structure; excellent oral and written communication skills with an entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrated ability to work within a campus culture that includes a diverse array of personalities, and cohesively manage conflicting expectations; available to manage 50% travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed.
Internal Number: 497271
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better.
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.