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Assistant Director for Leadership Annual Giving - MSU College of Law

Company: MSU
Date Posted: May 18, 2018

The MSU College of Law is seeking a creative, energetic, self-starter to join the MSU College of Law Advancement team as the Assistant Director for Leadership Annual Giving.  The successful candidate will develop, coordinate and implement fundraising activities and programs designed to leverage leadership annual gifts in the range of $1,000-$10,000 from college alumni and friends.  S/he will be responsible for identifying potential donors, developing marketing materials, and soliciting financial gifts that broaden the base of support for the College. S/he will also work closely with MSU’s annual giving and telemarketing team to manage the current effort, including providing stewardship and making recommendations for coordinated efforts as appropriate.

We are seeking an individual who possesses strong communication and organizational skills, the experience and drive to strengthen alumni affinity toward the College, while creating long-lasting relationships with MSU Law, and the ability to significantly elevate the number of individuals who provide unrestricted support to the College.


A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business; 1-3 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.

Desired Qualifications:

A JD or experience with the legal profession is a plus; 2-4 years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional fund raising; previous experience in annual fund work and/or familiarity with a higher education institution; superior communications skills, including writing and presentation skills, as well as ability to present before a group; strong computer software program skills in Excel, PowerPoint.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Pat Karam, Recruitment Manager, at 517- 884-1044 or

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system the URL for that website is  Please indicate the position number 503793 when submitting your application.

Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

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.