Mississippi Valley State University

July 29, 2016

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March 25, 2014

Executive Director for Development







University Advancement 



Executive Director for Development     







Full Time



Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Position Available:



Job Description:


Responsible for all private University fundraising and scholarship programs; serve as the major gift officer; facilitate the management of the University’s development efforts in consultation with the Associate Vice President of University Advancement and the President; serve as liaison to Alumni Affairs, MVSU Foundation,  National Alumni Association; organize solicitation presentations for donors; develop policies and procedures for the Office of Development; compile acknowledgement letters; implement a detailed donor relations program; develop and launch a planned giving program; develop a comprehensive Annual Fund Program; collaborate with Communications and Marketing to develop an Annual Donor Report; manage the Title III Grant/Proposal; research, write and submit grants/proposals; assist in identifying funding opportunities to support programs, departments and University initiatives  


Qualifications Required :

Earned doctorate or Master’s degree; administrative experience is desired in the areas of leadership, liberal arts, program development and assessment; must have advanced experience in technology and programmatic management, staff development, budget monitoring, and securing and managing of funding for University programs, experience using SCT Banner System is a plus; demonstrated ability to secure significant gifts through effective cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and grant development strategies; excellent research, writing and interpersonal skills; ability to work as a member of an effective development team; ability and willingness to travel


Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Application Procedure:

Please send application, resume, official transcript and three letters of professional recommendation to:


Mississippi Valley State University

Department of Human Resources

MVSU 7260

14000 Highway 82 West

Itta Bena, MS 38941



Mississippi Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer