Apply now Job no: 505988 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 441300 - MS State University Foundation Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: May 4 2023
Mississippi State University operates a centrally coordinated development program with fundraisers assigned to colleges, schools and other participating units. The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to coordinate and implement a major gifts program. Secondary responsibilities include coordinating the division's involvement in other advancement and development programs. The Director of Development is under the administrative supervision of the Senior Director of Development & Team Lead for the MSU Foundation in coordination with the Dean of Education and the Dean of the Library. Primary responsibility is seeking major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Secondary responsibility is involvement in coordinating the college's advancement and development programs.
Salary Grade: 16
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Area of Specialization:
College of Education/MSU Library
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop an understanding of the educational, research, operational and financial needs and goals of the College of Education and the Library and effectively apply fundraising principles. 2. Perform needs analysis with the Senior Director of Development & Team Lead, Dean of Education, Dean of the Library and Department Heads on a continual basis to establish development objectives. 3. Identify, cultivate, and solicit individual 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 Senior Director of Development & Team Lead and the Dean of Education and the Dean of the Library. 8. Participate in Foundation meetings and activities as necessary. 9. Attend MSU Foundation meetings and other staff meetings as necessary. 10. Provide weekly contact reports to the Senior Director of Development & Team Lead of the MSU Foundation. 11. Performs related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Relations, or related field.
Two years experience in a related field.
Three or more years' direct experience in fund-raising or advancement in a higher education setting, preferably in Educational fund-raising.
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 Education, 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:
Submit an online application along with a resume and cover letter.
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.
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Advertised: May 04 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close: