Working closely with the Sr. Director of Development, Major Gift Officers, student interns and College faculty and staff, this position will assist in helping the College Advancement Office grow to meet the philanthropic needs of the College of Arts & Letters.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, communicating with and stewarding donors; develop and coordinates alumni engagement opportunities, supporting the College Advancement team in all individual donor fundraising activities; financial responsibility for accounts, budget building, financial analysis, forecasting balances, creating monthly financial reports for stakeholders and spending recommendations.
Under minimal supervision, this position will assist in maintaining, broadening and strengthening the relationship between the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) and its alumni, enabling alumni to contribute to CAL’s mission in meaningful, measurable ways so as to have a positive impact on the overall goals of the College of Arts & Letters. Current engagement events include, but are not limited to, Signature Lecture Series, Homecoming activities, advisory boards, study away/abroad alumni engagement, and appropriate university wide initiatives. This position will develop, implement, and administer stewardship activities related to enhancing the relations between the College and its donors. Work with the Senior Director of Development, gift officers, donors and other constituents to plan and implement donor stewardship programs and activities, including but not limited to, maintaining stewardship records, endowment/expendable agreements, creation of allocations codes for donor gifts, ensuring funds are spent according to donor intent, organizing and coordinating various donor communications, arranging donor engagement activities, and building and executing various stewardship programs.
Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence and juggle various projects at once, while maintaining a clear view of how each project supports the College’s vision and MSU’s mission. Prior experience in a nonprofit setting is preferred, but not required. This position offers opportunity for growth for the right candidate interested in fundraising and donor relations.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally would be acquired by completing a four year college program in Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing; 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.
Knowledge of donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship processes that would normally be acquired by working in a development office for a minimum of two or more years; experience as a budget/financial manager; Microsoft OneNote, Sunguard AdvanceWeb, Advance Reporting Tool (ART), EBS Systems at MSU, Microsoft Access; possession of a valid vehicle operators license; experience in public speaking and professional writing; demonstrates a work orientation that includes problem solving, teamwork and adaptability to change, focus on service and continuous learning for self-improvement.
Required Application Materials
Resume and name and contact information of three professional references.
Bidding eligibility ends on 2/18/2020 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 637529
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