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Executive Mgtmt Director-Exec Mgt

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Job Description:

Executive Mgtmt Director-Exec Mgt Job no: 604318 Work type: Executive Management Major Administrative Unit / College: University Advancement Department: Asc Vice Pres For University Development 10069230 Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Executive Management, PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Non-Union Working/Functional Title Exec Dir, Principal Gifts Program Univ Advancement Position SummaryMichigan State University seeks an experienced and proven leader of principal and major gift driven development programs. The individual will be an action-oriented implementer of Advancement programs designed to generate revenue in a donor-centric, sustainable fashion with donors who have proven capacity at $5 million and above. The Executive Director of Principal Gifts Programs will be a seasoned and exceptional team-oriented fundraising professional and talented manager of people, programs and resources who has demonstrated a successful track record at securing philanthropic gifts at this level. The Executive Director of Principal Gifts Programs at Michigan State University reports to the Vice President of University Advancement/Associate Vice President of University Advancement. The Executive Director will provide creative and visionary leadership and coordination of fundraising endeavors at the multi-million-dollar level and university-wide programs. He/she will develop and manage relationships with top-level donors and prospects while working closely and in a team environment with other fundraising professionals, the AVP and VP of University Advancement, Academic Deans, University Leadership and MSU President. The Executive Director will carry a full portfolio of principal gift prospects and serve as a team member on a number of principal gift prospects. He/she will collaboratively develop and implement engagement strategies for these top-level prospects and ensure that the appropriate volunteers, staff, faculty, and leadership are involved in building the relationships with the University. Required Degree Bachelors Minimum RequirementsA Bachelor's degree in any rigorous academic field and a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience as a proven fundraising leader and manager in a complex, decentralized, comprehensive university environment is required. An advanced degree and professional fundraising certification is preferred Experience managing a principal gift program utilizing metrics, systems, and relationship building skills to maximize strategic cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of $5 million plus donors and transformational gifts A deep understanding of and commitment to an integrated advancement program; and experience in a complex major research university environment. Keen understanding of the natural tension that exists when working with a multitude of colleges, departments, and programs with varying priorities is essential Experience working to sustain strong working relationships with staff, donors, faculty, volunteers and academic leadership is imperative A strong ability to develop sincere, productive relationships and to build trust both with internal colleagues and external constituencies is a must Clear and effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, including individual and large groups. Keen sense of requirements necessary to foster a team-centric culture and environment Proven success at developing and implementing creative solicitation strategies for transformational philanthropic gifts in a team-oriented and collaborative environment Desired QualificationsAbility to assess risk combined with a willingness to take calculated risks A tolerance for the inevitable ambiguity that typifies a large university Proven ability to drive performance and execute for results; strategic and agile thinker to develop opportunities and strategies for organizational success toward objectives Ability to lead a program and collaborate with staff in a manner that instills confidence and empowers staff to achieve through challenges and tough decisions and situations; helping them to achieve full potential and attain high individual and team performance and goals High integrity, judgement and courage of convictions Maintain self-awareness, understanding impact of self on others Strong evidence of ability to function in an environment of complexity, uncertainty and change management Natural sense of curiosity regarding individuals and industry, with a skill to uncover connections, networks and interests A healthy sense of humor Required Application Materials Cover letter and resume Special InstructionsWoodhouse Search is assisting University Advancement with this position. After completion of the application through CareersMSU.edu , please send your resume, preferably via e-mail, to Laurie Woodhouse as noted below. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates with begin immediately. Contact Info: Laurie Woodhouse, Primary Consultant 2033 E. Gramercy Park Dr. Bloomington, IN 47408 Email: Phone: 812-345-1863 Review of Applications Begins On 09/20/2019 Website MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. Advertised: Sep 6, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Sep 5, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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