- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Fundraising - Generalist
- Salary :
- $35,000.00 - $38,000.00
- Reports To :
- College Connections Coordinator, College of Literature Science and the Arts
- Date Posted :
- Experience Range :
- 0 to 2 Years
Development Officer Associate
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
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This is a one year term-limited appointment. The position may be approved for a one year extension. If not extended, the position will terminate one year from the start date.
Candidate must be a 2010 or 2011 graduate of the College of LSA to be considered for this position.
Interested Candidates must apply through the UM Jobs website as well as submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this position. The email should reference the Job ID# in the subject line. Candidates who are not in compliance with this full request will not be considered.
Conducting Connections Interviews
Meet with alumni cross-state in Michigan and cross-country to improve college relations, provide opportunities for re-engagement, share current College priorities, and build the fundraising pipeline. Discuss alumni background, gather stories from the Michigan student experience, collect suggestions for College improvements, and determine interest and readiness in supporting Michigan philanthropically.
Work with LSA prospect research and Development IT team to select region and prospect pool, prepare and mail letters requesting an interview, phone and email to secure interview appointments, schedule visits and plan travel, conduct background research, adapt surveys and talk track, prepare visit leave-behind material, send thank you notes.
Work with LSA prospect research and Development IT team to pull alumni records in specific regions. Track alumni outreach, response, and meeting rate. Compile, analyze, and report out on interview findings in an Access database. Document visits and information updates or changes in University-wide Development database.
Promotion and Public Relations
Represent College Connections within the College of LSA, the Development community at the University, and the campus community at large. Share information and trends with College leadership. Work cross-campus with different University partners to connect alumni with University resources. Help develop and update College Connections website and the College social media presence. Help recruit
Candidates must be graduates of LSA within the past two years (2010 or 2011). Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to effectively communicate and operate in a customer service environment; ability to work independently and as a team member to set priorities and handle multiple assignments and deadlines; experience with database programs, websites, and social media. Must demonstrate strong attention to detail, strong grammar skills, experience with business writing, and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Candidate must be willing to travel cross-country (including nights and occasional weekends), and candidate must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
The ideal candidate believes in the value of the liberal arts and has an interest in philanthropy as it pertains to higher education. The ideal candidate has an outgoing, dynamic personality, and is knowledgeable about the University. Candidates with campus leadership experience or full immersion in College or campus life would be especially qualified.
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.