The Athletics Director of Development at the Montana State University Alumni Foundation is responsible for securing financial gifts from individuals, private foundations, and other philanthropic entities to benefit Montana State University Bobcat Athletics. The Athletics Director of Development reports to the Vice President for Development while maintaining alignment on workload and priorities as defined by the MSU Director of Athletics.
The Athletics Director of Development is expected to manage a portfolio of approximately 150+ MSU prospects securing major gifts of $25,000 or more on behalf of MSU Athletics through active identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Athletics Director of Development conducts at minimum 180 strategic face to face meetings per year followed by contact documentation and will work closely with other athletic department leaders, coaches, and development colleagues to coordinate and collaborate in order to maximize gift potential for athletics and Montana State University.
Frequent travel out of state may be required as well as regular participation in evening and weekend activities.
Desired candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree and 2+ years’ demonstrated success in athletic fundraising, preferably within a university setting. A valid Montana driver’s license (or eligible) is required.
The Athletics Director of Development is expected to be highly organized, a strong communicator, collaborative, and possess the ability to motivate volunteers, peers, and prospects. A successful Athletics Director of Development is a self-starter, takes initiative to meet goals, must possess a high level of personal and professional integrity, works collaboratively with colleagues, is willing to travel and able to confidently lead a successful fundraising program including strategic planning, goal setting, implementation, and performance to defined metrics.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The MSU Alumni Foundation offers a competitive benefits package beginning on the 1st day of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403b retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid holidays, performance bonuses, relocation assistance and more.
About Montana State University Alumni Foundation
The Montana State University Foundation creates lifelong relationships and raises private funds in support of Montana State University. Founded in 1893, MSU is Montana's first land grant university, and we take pride in our tri-partite mission of excellence in teaching and learning, research and creativity, and service and outreach. MSU is ranked as one of the top 108 universities in the nation with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, with annual research expenditures averaging around $100 million. This top tier classification - out of more than 4,600 institutions - recognizes the significant opportunities for research, scholarship and creative work at MSU.
We are proud of our undergraduate programs (http://www.montana.edu/academics/majors/), graduate programs (http://www.montana.edu/wwwdg/programs.html), service and outreach (http://www.montana.edu/about/research) as well as Bobcat Athletics (http://www.msubobcats.com). Our one university has four campuses, seven agricultural centers, one world class museum, and extension offices that serve each of Montana's 56 coutnies, making the entire state of Montana our campus.