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Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs, Telemarketing

Post Date: 03-22-2017
Posting #: 5155
Department: University Advancement
Type: Administrative Professional
Salary Range: Negotiable

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The Annual Giving unit, with Advancement Marketing and Communications, manages all annual giving activities for all colleges and units including direct mail, telemarketing, online and email solicitations.  The unit is seeking an Assistant Director to assists in the organization and operation of a comprehensive annual giving program by supervising its year-round student-run telemarketing program, which solicits donations from alumni and friends of MSU.  Responsibilities will include managing and monitoring the use of the automated telemarketing system and supervision of the student managers.  The Assistant Director will develop and maintain positive relations with all internal and external customers (including collegiate development officers and Deans).  Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for researching and analyzing trends, results and new initiatives and report on each while developing new strategies to increase results for fundraising programs, and assisting with high-end annual gift donor solicitation.  This position will require the ability to work evening hours and weekends.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year degree program in communications, public relations, marketing, business or related field.

  • 1-3 years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in professional fundraising or public relations

  • Experience in training and supervision of student employees and/or volunteers.

  • Ability to work during evening hours and weekends.Weekly shift is Sunday noon -8:30 pm and Monday through Thursday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communication or related fields.

  • Ability to recognize importance of teamwork and foster a good working environment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kathleen Deneau, Senior Director of Development for Annual Giving at

All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system (MAP). The URL for this website is Please indicate the position number 5155 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.