Advancement Coordinator

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 068800 - Dean of Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade:  14

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Anticipated Appointment Date:

February 16. 2020

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position of the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1. Assist the Directors of Development with numerous events related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.
2. Represent the Dean, Associate Dean, and the Directors of Development by communicating with various entities including alumni, potential donors, parents, legislators, corporations, and governmental agencies.
3. Maintain all scholarship financial records for College scholarships and serve as a liaison to the College Scholarship Committee Chair.
4. Coordinate with the Scholarship Committee Chair to organize stewardship activities between donors and recipients.
5. Assist the Directors of Development with the creation of promotional materials, news articles, and press releases pertaining to fundraising activities for the College.
6. Work with Engineering Recruitment Leaders to help steward scholarship gifts.
7. Assist with activities of the Bagley College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council.
8. Assist in organizing, editing, and processing all correspondence for the Directors of Development that relates to the MSU Foundation including gift agreements, gift transmittal forms, travel reimbursements, etc.
9. Work with BCoE Communications team to update and maintain development activities on the College website, bulletin boards and various other forms of media as needed.
10. Compose and prepare correspondence, reports, and other necessary forms that require a high degree of judgment, discretion, and originality. A broad knowledge of MSU, the College, and the MSU Foundation’s practices and procedures are necessary to do these tasks in an acceptable manner.
11. Update and maintain the College’s donor database on a regular basis.
12. Help coordinate special college level programs such as the Chevron CREATE program.
13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean, the Associate Dean and the Directors of Development of the Bagley College of Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess previous fund-raising experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• A high degree of professionalism and attention to detail
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with university officials, faculty, MSU Foundation personnel, and prominent alumni and friends of the Bagley College of Engineering
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Banner preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

• No unusual physical requirements
• Acceptable candidate must be able to speak and articulate clearly
• Requires no heavy lifting
• Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and handling objects with hands
• Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling and lifting up to 10 pounds
• Vision requirement: Must be able to see information in print and/or electronically

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at by completing the online application and submitting a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for at least three professional references.

Restricted Clause:

This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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