Director of Development, Student Affairs and Services
Michigan State University seeks an entrepreneurial, creative, strategically-minded, and results-oriented Director of Development, Student Affairs and Services to lead the fundraising program for the Division of Student Affairs and Services. The Division serves the entire student population of the university through a variety of organizational entities, programs and services. All of this support is rooted in three over-arching themes for the student population:
Living, Learning and Leading – includes focus on career services, service-learning and civic engagement, leadership development, and college life;
Culture and Identity – creating a welcoming and safe environment for all students, this includes greek life, the LGBT Resource Center, the Multicultural Unit Center, and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities;
Health, Wellness and Safety – information and services to help students develop and maintain good physical, psychological and emotional health.
The new Director of Development, Student Affairs and Services will lead and provide direction to an advancement program that includes major gift fundraising, leadership annual giving, strategic engagement, and communications. Starting with a strong strategic focus based on past fundraising success, this Director will work to build a portfolio of approximately 150 individuals and to focus on 5, 6, and 7-figure support. To accomplish these objectives, the Director will work closely with both the Vice President of Student Affairs and Services, and the Executive Director of Constituency Programs.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
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 fund raising, marketing or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A master’s degree is preferred.
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 fundraising, public relations or a related field.
Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving.
Travel involving automobile.
Required Application Materials
Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends.
Bidding eligibility ends on 7/17/2018 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 519362
About 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?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.