The Director of Development (DOD) 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.
Focusing on donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, the DOD works with Alumni Foundation and MSU leadership to secure charitable gifts. Fundraising responsibilities include cultivating philanthropic relationships by traveling in-state, regionally, and nationally and promoting MSU’s strategic plans and priorities, academic units, funding priorities, and general needs.
The Director of Development brings experience in securing Major Gifts (greater than $25,000) and Planned Gifts (Bequests, Trusts, Real Estate).
Directors of Development are expected to manage a portfolio of approximately 100-125 MSU Alumni, friends, and prospects through active identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Director of Development plans and conducts strategic face to face meetings followed by contact documentation and follow-up to secure and steward support for MSU.
Complete job description available online at www.msuaf.org/careers
Preferred Experience: 2+ years’ demonstrated success in major and principal gift fundraising, preferably within a university setting
Education Required: Baccalaureate Degree or higher and relevant experience
Proficiency in computer software applications; and
Valid Montana driver’s license or eligible.
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. 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.
Additional Salary Information: The MSU Alumni Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, LT disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, and paid time-off.
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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