Associate Director of Development, Eli Broad College of Business

Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University seeks an Associate Director of Development for the Eli Broad College of Business to execute an aggressive schedule of donor activity to ensure a continuous pipeline of private support for the college. The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of 75 major donor prospects, focusing efforts on prospects whose philanthropic capacity is $100,000 or more to maximize the fundraising potential within the college and on behalf of Michigan State University. The Associate Director will average 12 to 15 strategic visits per month, which will result in greater engagement and movement toward a rate of two to four major gift solicitations per month, with all solicitation efforts cleared and coordinated with the college and University Advancement. The Associate Director will dedicate a significant amount of time to traveling out of state and managing prospect activity within designated major metropolitan areas.

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 Associate 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. We are seeking a seasoned development office focused on raising major gifts to be a thoughtful strategic member of the college’s advancement team. The Associate Director will have a portfolio of major gift prospects in multiple major metro markets and will help propel the Eli Broad College of Business into its next chapter of excellence." — Dr. David Souder, Dean, Eli Broad College of Business

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