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Assistant Director of Development – Special Gifts, Intercollegiate Athletics - MSU

Company: MSU
Date Posted: April 16, 2018


Competing within the prestigious Big Ten Conference, Michigan State University Athletics is a self –sustaining unit and private support plays a crucial role to keep that fiscal responsibility.

MSU Athletics, through contributions to the Spartan Fund, has raised over $267 million during Empower Extraordinary - the campaign for Michigan State through capital, annual, endowment and planned gifts.  These philanthropic gifts are in support of the Spartan Athletics mission statement:

We gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence

Annually, nearly 800 student-athletes across 25 sports are getting a world-class education while playing the sport they love.  With private support from Spartans across the country we are able to offer a championship level opportunity in the classroom, in competition and in the community.  We are helping shape the future of MSU Athletics under dynamic leadership and with a progressive attitude.



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; one to 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; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have valid driver’s license.


Bachelor’s degree; two years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional sports / intercollegiate athletics; positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills; proven ability to work autonomously, collaboratively and within a team structure; excellent oral and written communication skills with an entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrated ability to work within a campus culture that includes a diverse array of personalities, and cohesively manage conflicting expectations; available to manage 50% travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Pat Karam, Recruitment Manager at  All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Careers @ MSU site.  The URL for this website is  Please indicate the position number 497271 when submitting your application.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.