Job no: 499529 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 441300 - MS State University Foundation Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Nov 11 2019
15/ Minimum: $49,300
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop an understanding of the educational, research, operational and financial needs and goals of the COB and effectively apply fundraising principles. 2. Perform needs analysis with the executive director of development, director of development, dean and department heads for COB on a continual basis to establish development objectives. 3. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors/prospects in coordination with faculty, staff and volunteers through the proper clearance process. 4. Assist in coordinating the participation of the college's faculty, administration, advisory board members, volunteers and other members of the development staff in achieving development goals. 5. Maintain an approved list of promising major gift prospects. 6. Assist in planning, coordinating and directing special events for donors and prospects. 7. Other duties as assigned by the executive director of development for MSUF, director of development and dean for COB. 8. Participate in MSUF meetings and activities as necessary. 9. Attend MSUF meetings and other staff meetings as necessary. 10. Provide weekly contact reports to the executive director of development for MSUF. 11. Performs related duties as assigned.
This position does not have supervisory authority.
The above essential duties are representative of major duties of positions in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Relations or related field
Two or more years' direct experience in fundraising or advancement in a higher education setting, preferably in Educational fundraising. Master's Degree.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with university officials, faculty, prominent alumni and friends of Business, i.e., multiple and varied constituencies. - Basic computer skills. - Ability to meet travel requirements of position.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. - No or very limited exposure to physical risk. - No or very limited physical effort required.
Instructions for Applying:
Complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 499529
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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