Senior Director of Development for the Eli Broad College of Business

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University seeks a Senior Director of Development for the Eli Broad College of Business to lead the college's highly successful advancement team, serving as an exceptional fundraiser, an accomplished motivator and mentor, an effective manager of people, and a visionary leader. Serving as the college’s chief development officer and a strategic partner to the Dean, the Senior Director will maintain a personal prospect portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and employ an aggressive, strategic moves management program to ensure movement along the development continuum. As MSU strategically positions itself to prepare for its next capital campaign, the Senior Director will assume a leadership role in planning and assessing the next college campaign goals and priorities including recruiting and training volunteers, conducting a needs assessment of programs, preparing case statements, identifying and cultivating prospects, developing and reviewing proposals, and actively soliciting contributions. While funding from all sources of support is important, focused attention will be on the college’s alumni base of 80,000+ and—more specifically—on the more than 10,000 prospects with known or suspected principal and major gift capacity.

Michigan State University was established in 1855, and by 1862 it stood as the nation’s premier land-grant university. Over the decades, the university has continued to be a model of what a land-grant university can and should do. As a university of, for, and by the people, Michigan State University began a long tradition of empowering people through educational opportunity. Every day, Spartans work to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community. Located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing, MSU’s campus is one of the biggest and greenest in the nation. The 5,000-acre campus is home to more than 51,000 students. Top-ranked programs, high-quality opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community enable those students to create personalized paths that prepare them to succeed and lead. MSU offers more than 400 academic programs and over 300 education abroad programs. It has an outstanding record of students earning Rhodes, Goldwater, and other prestigious national and international scholarships. Wherever one goes, there are Spartans working to make a better world. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty and academic support staff and an alumni network nearly half a million strong.

Michigan State University is recognized as a national leader in the advancement of knowledge by the most diverse and exemplary cadre of students, trainees, faculty, staff, and alumni who transform lives through equitable teaching, research, scholarship, and practice. Michigan State University believes differences are assets. It fosters a community that respects and values a broad range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences and encourages and creates opportunities so all Spartans can reach their full potential educationally and professionally.

"The next Senior Director of Development is critical to the college’s continued success. Philanthropic efforts and engaging our 80,000+ alumni in support of our students, faculty, and staff is essential to the future of our college. The Senior Director will have the opportunity to help craft the fundraising strategy and effort that will propel the Eli Broad College of Business into its next chapter of excellence. We invite you to learn more about who we are as a Broad College community." — Dr. David Souder, Dean, Eli Broad College of Business

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.