Development Officer I

United States, North America
Jan 31, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 7478

Internal Posting Date: 03-13-2013

Internal Closing Date: 03-19-2013

External Closing Date: 02-02-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Development Officer I

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: University Advancement


Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Variable

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Work hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some nights and weekends.

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary Negotiable

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level: 12

Position Summary: With the November 2012 opening of the world-class Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University has entered an extraordinary new era for the arts ? one that is transforming the cultural landscape of the University and beyond. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, this signature structure is putting East Lansing, MI on the map and turning the attention of the arts and culture world onto MSU. Some of the most exciting contemporary artists of our time are taking part in exhibitions at the Broad which is also utilizing its historical collection to enrich the enjoyment of art for generations of students, faculty, and art lovers. You are invited to be part of the dynamic team now laying the groundwork to sustain and strengthen this tremendous new museum for the future. The Broad Museum, together with University Development, is seeking a confident, creative, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to serve as assistant director of Development to help implement a comprehensive development program that supports an international strategic vision for the museum; eager to take an enterprising approach to fundraising, the chosen candidate for this role will focus on discovering new individual prospects for solicitation, forging corporate partnerships, and exploring foundation support in the special gift range of $10,000- to $100,000; will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects and employ an aggressive, strategic moves management program averaging 15-20 significant personal visits per month with some travel involved; the museum needs a dynamic self-starter who requires minimal direction to achieve maximum results; job duties and responsibilities include: assisting the director in developing long-range and immediate plans for comprehensive programs to fully develop the potential for gift and grant income from private and public sources to the Broad Art Museum; assisting the director in consulting with and obtaining the support and endorsement of appropriate leaders and officials of the Museum and the University in the development of program plans; soliciting gifts through appointments and conversations at the special gifts level ($10,000-$100,000) and coordinating personal direct mailings in order to obtain and/or increase donor contributions for the Museum; planning, coordinating, promoting, and implementing special fund raising events and programs in order to increase donor response; attending to inquiries for facility rental where needed and appropriate; conducting research to identify potential organization and individual donors in order to increase donor response; recruiting, organizing, and training volunteers for fundraising efforts; assisting with research in order to determine areas in need of support and developing proposals seeking support of those needs; developing proposals, promotional brochures, appeal letters, and other supportive materials for solicitation purpose; this position will include in-state and out-of-state travel.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in communications, public relations, marketing, business, or a related field; three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fund raising, public relations, marketing, higher education fund raising, or a related field; experience with database management; working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Grant writing experience; experience in an arts and cultural institution; experience in a fast-paced environment.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV

Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Work/Writing Sample

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

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