Development Officer II

Working/Functional Title

Associate Dir, International Advancement

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of International Advancement, and working in a high volume,highly complex organizational setting, the Associate Director of International Advancement coordinates international alumni engagement, donor relations, and parent fundraising for MSU’s Office of International Advancement. The associate director will be responsible for developing a strategic framework for engagement and discovery of alumni in key international markets under the guidance of International Advancement team, and in collaboration with key colleges across campus, MSU Alumni Association, University Advancement, as well as with the area studies centers and education/service units in MSU’s International Studies & Programs.

The associate director will be responsible for establishing and building mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of alumni, as well as parents, stateside and internationally, to advance the international agenda and goals of Michigan State University.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fundraising, alumni/ donor relations, public relations, marketing or related field, working knowledge of tax laws affecting international charitable giving, excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and intellectual curiosity, must have a valid driver’s license and valid passport.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; three to five years of professional major gift fundraising experience in higher education or readily transferable skills and a proven track record of working in a complex environment; collaborative team-oriented style. Ability to work with a variety of personalities; knowledge of and experience conducting international alumni relations and fundraising; experience with “Moves Management” or related strategic relationship development; excellent interpersonal skills; international and domestic travel required; Bilingual/Multilingual.

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Work Hours

Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends.

(Bidding Eligibility ends 7/11/17 at 11:55 PM)

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