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Assistant Director of Development, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Company: MSU
Date Posted: March 19, 2018

Description

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and results-oriented individual, who has a demonstrated appreciation of the visual arts, especially contemporary art, and experience working in art museums, especially in the context of a university.  As the Assistant Director of Development, the successful candidate will be expected to complete 150 significant visits a year with donors and prospects.  He or she will participate as well in seeking grants from corporations and foundations. Activity will be largely confined to the greater Lansing area, although some national travel will be involved.

Reporting directly to the Director of Development and working closely with the other Art Museum staff, University Advancement colleagues, and the volunteers, the Assistant Director will develop and manage a portfolio of 150 special donor prospects, employing an aggressive, strategic moves management program, averaging 12 to 15 face-to-face strategic visits per month including a strategic focus on the identification and discovery of new prospects.  Number of solicitations per month should be 2 to 4.

Qualifications

Requirements:  The job requires: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in museum studies, museum administration, communications, public relations, marketing, business, liberal arts or another related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in fundraising, donor relations, volunteer administration, marketing or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree; five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in professional fundraising, donor relations, public relations, marketing or related field; working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license; excellent writing and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; experience in public speaking; collaborative team-oriented style; experience with “Moves Management” or related strategic relationship development; ability to “close” gifts or business deals with demonstrative experiences closing gifts of $50,000 or more; working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving; ability to engage in travel involving automobile, airline and rail.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Douglas Moffat, Director of Development, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at moffat@msu.edu.

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system the URL for that website is www.careers.msu.edu.  Please indicate the position number 493981 when submitting your application.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.