This position reports to Julia Broadway, director of development, and is part of a larger advancement team encompassing development and alumni relations, marketing and communications, and career and professional development. Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter addressed to Julia that outlines your specific interest in the position and related skills/experiences. Your cover letter will be used to evaluate your writing ability - an essential skill for this position.
We're looking for someone to lead annual giving, stewardship, and a variety of alumni engagement activities for the college. You will develop and write annual fund appeals, write and send acknowledgement letters, and plan new stewardship activities. You will also be responsible for developing a lead annual giving program. You will support the director of development with our Alumni Council and provide student-centered philanthropy education and programs. You enjoy meeting new people and developing ongoing relationships with them. You are comfortable asking people to donate money to the college.
Analyze available data to create a comprehensive annual giving strategy
Write and design annual appeals for email, direct mail, social media, and phone campaigns
Serve as the liaison to U-M’s Annual Giving and Reporting Information Analysis teams
Increase student awareness and participation in philanthropy by planning activities like Giving Blueday, Hail Yeah!, new student orientation, Becoming Alumni BBQ
Work alongside advancement team colleagues on alumni and donor related events and programs, which may include writing remarks for college leadership
Execute stewardship efforts and produce weekly acknowledgement letters for donors
Produce specialized stewardship materials for scholarship donors
Assist with stewardship strategies for high-end donors, including individualized mementos and letters
Update stewardship and other interactions in DART, record student scholarship information in DART
Build a comprehensive stewardship plan under the direction of the Director of Development
Provide administrative support for the Alumni Council, coordinate conference calls and biannual meetings on campus
Track and manage council members' philanthropic engagement
Work with the director of development on individualized and council-wide engagement strategies for members
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
2 or more years experience in development-related work
Exceptional writing skills
Demonstrated ability to execute projects
Great attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Familiarity with DART
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous time off; retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.
Please note: Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
Who We Are
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan promotes the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research that focuses on the built environment. Named among the best architecture and planning schools in the country, the college prepares graduates to lead the professions, organizations, and institutions that shape our world at every scale. Learn more about Taubman College.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Taubman College values a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that includes people of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We aim to create a community of mutual respect and trust where everyone's backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about our DEI efforts.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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