- Working Title :
- Coordinator, International Giving Program
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Administrative - Project Support
- Salary :
- $40,000 - $50,000
- Reports To :
- Director of Development, International Giving
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Coordinator, International Giving Program
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The Coordinator will be a partner in the expansion and success of the University-wide International Giving program. Reporting directly to the Director of International Giving, the Coordinator will help shape communications to international alumni, prospects, and donors; support core fundraising and volunteer activities and volunteers; and run the program office, ensuring close integration of efforts with development and University colleagues as well as alumni and volunteers. Responsibilities range from administrative operation to participation in strategic planning for the International Giving Program, which will play an important role in the University's next capital campaign.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
(50%) Collaborative communications, marketing, and outreach:
* Liaise with U-M's Office of Communications, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Development's Communications team to create and populate media that further the goals of international giving. Specific example would be as follows:
*U-M's Sina Weibo site, which was co-developed and is co-funded by International Giving.
*U-M's commitment to regular e-newsletters to our alumni in different regions of the world.
*U-M's Global Michigan brochures, which were produced by Michigan Multi-Media in close collaboration with International Giving.
*In concert with OUD's Parent and Family Giving team, design and implement a strategic approach for engaging U-M parents residing in Asia who may have an interest in supporting U-M.
*In collaboration with OUD and unit officers, design and execute stewardship plans for international scholarship programs.
*Provide support to international donors and alumni volunteers, responding to questions and following up with additional information.
*As necessary, identify and recruit alumni hosts and guests for U-M sponsored lunches and/or dinner events with deans, directors and other senior university representatives
*Serve as the development lead for planning and producing messages for key initiatives and international alumni events.
*Act as the programs primary point of contact for UM international student organizations, with a view towards integrating them into long-term international development strategies.
(30%) Support of fundraising and volunteer activities:
*Provide logistical support for delegation trips and visits, including schedule coordination between units, collection and assembly of necessary background materials.
*With Prospect Development and Analytics, research and analyze data on International Giving trends and potential at the individual, local and country level.
*Serve as a point of contact for unit-based international fundraisers, the Alumni Association and other key internal partners such as the Center for Chinese Studies.
*Document program priorities, focus resources, and collaborate with the Director to implement a strategic plan for the future success of the University's International Giving program.
*Assist in preparing Director, Associate Vice President, and others for Provost's Advisory Committee and other relevant planning groups.
*Write, edit and distribute talking points for senior representatives to use when meeting with international alumni.
(20%) Administration and financial management:
*Administer the program office, ensuring that documentation is up-to-date and appropriate supplies are procured and in stock.
*Take responsibility for expense reports for the Director and for the program.
*Perform other duties as assigned, including relevant special projects for the Director and the Associate Vice President for Development.
*Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
*Ability to work fluently with constituents from a wide range of national and cultural backgrounds.
*Experience with PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro or similar software programs. Facility with Internet searches is required. Ability to work with specialist colleagues to design queries, retrieve and analyze information from the full spectrum of available data sources.
*Commitment to fostering a collegial environment with development staff, faculty and university colleagues.
*Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills are required, including a professional, client-oriented demeanor, excellent knowledge of grammar and business correspondence.
*Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and handle confidential materials and situations with sensitivity and discretion is required.
*Ability to take and faithfully interpret guidance from the Director and other senior OUD and UM staff and leaders as appropriate; to work independently and as a team member; to set priorities and handle multiple assignments and deadlines.
*Understanding of UM fundraising, including current priorities and new initiatives. Strategic vision for the future of international fundraising at Michigan is highly desirable.
*Knowledge of University policies and procedures, and development operations is desirable.
*Fluency in one or more United Nations language besides English with Mandarin being particularly desirable.
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.