Associate Director of Donor Relations

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelors and masters degrees in engineering, business, and nursing.

Position Details

Associate Director of Donor Relations
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applicants for a full-time Associate Director of Donor Relations to join our Development and Alumni Affairs department.

Under the direction of the Director of Advancement Services, the Associate Director of Donor Relations will be responsible for the overall planning and implementation of a comprehensive donor relations program. This person will provide critical support to the Development, Alumni and Advancement Services teams by stewarding and recognizing donors and their charitable contributions to the University. This person must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, attention to detail, and work well independently and as a team member.

Essential Job Functions:

This position will develop and implement stewardship efforts and build meaningful relationships with constituents, create and customize stewardship and management correspondence and reports, oversee special events, write content for printed communication and be the primary liaison for the Corporate Scholarship Program.

  • Stewardship and Recognition – 50% 
  • Corporate Scholarships and Endowment Reporting – 30% 
  • Administrative and Strategic – 15% 
  • Professional Development – 5% 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and/or equivalent years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Relative Experience should also include: Principles of fundraising, Basic accounting skills, Writing skills, Previous experience with a donor database and Microsoft Office as well as the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to present MSOE in a positive manner to the public, current and potential donors, and internal personnel.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, known for its numerous festivals, beautiful lakefront, ethnic restaurants and cultural activities. MSOE offers a very competitive benefits plan to all full-time employees including medical, dental, life, disability and vision insurance along with paid time off and 13 paid holidays each year. We also offer a retirement plan in which MSOE matches up to 6% of an employee’s salary. Educational benefits are available for employees and family members as well as an on-campus fitness center for all employees. To learn more, please visit our website at

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The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.

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