The Director of Development (Seattle, WA) for the Montana State University Alumni Foundation is responsible for securing and stewarding private charitable gifts from individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic entities to benefit Montana State University. The position is remote, with work based in the Seattle area with regular travel to Bozeman anticipated.
Focusing on donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, the DOD works with Alumni Foundation and MSU leadership to secure charitable gifts. Fundraising responsibilities include leading a regional development plan to include discovery, engagement and cultivation of Seattle-area alumni and friends through events and face to face meetings. This is a one-year contracted position with potential for long-term employment.
Complete job description available online at www.msuaf.org/careers. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a resume and three references online. Recruitment will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The MSU Alumni Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Desired candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree, be passionate about the importance of higher education, be highly organized, strong communicators, collaborative and have the ability to motivate MSU friends, volunteers, peers, and donors. Connection to the people and places in Montana is desired. DOD’s are self-starters, possess a high level of professional integrity, and are motivated by setting and meeting goals. Demonstrated success in major and principle gift fundraising, preferably within a university setting is preferred.
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The MSU Alumni Foundation offers a full benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement plan, paid time-off, paid holidays, and tuition assistance.
About Montana State University Alumni Foundation
The Montana State University Alumni Foundation is an independent 501(c3) or private nonprofit corporation with three subsidiary organizations that serve one mission: “We create lifelong relationships and strengthen our resources to advance Montana State University.”
The MSU Alumni Association, established in 1903, is a membership body that works each and every day to keep graduates and friends of our University connected to one another and to their Alma Mater. Those who join the association receive regular updates about what’s happening on campus, are invited to attend special events, benefit from networking and volunteer opportunities in Bozeman and around the nation, and receive valuable discounts at numerous retailers.
The MSU Foundation, established in 1946, raises significant private financial support and serves as the steward for more than $150 million dollars in invested resources from many generous donors. Those who give in support of Montana State University through the MSU Foundation, provide for a margin of excellence that benefits students, faculty, and the broader community we serve.
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