The Development Associates Program in University Advancement provides entry-level positions that allow the University to recruit and hire individuals with the foundational skills and drive necessary to be successful fundraisers.
The Development Associates will serve as entry-level fundraisers within the central office of University Advancement. They will work within an environment heavily concentrated on mentorship and professional coaching that will afford the candidate an opportunity to learn the art and science of fundraising at Michigan State University. The set curriculum will focus on portfolio management of individuals, with an emphasis on the discovery/qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of Michigan State University alumni/donors primarily focused within the state of Michigan.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally would be acquired by completing a four year college program in Business, Communications, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or Public Relations; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fundraising, public relations, marketing, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A Bachelor’s degree; Business, Communications, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, and/or Public Relations preferred; demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
Required Application Materials
Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends
Description of End Date
This is an off dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding Eligibility ends on 01/15/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 552852
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