Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a dynamic, creative and energetic Manager of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. The Manager will be responsible for a dual portfolio of annual giving and alumni engagement programs. The annual giving portfolio will include The WMed Fund, Dean’s Circle Leadership Giving Program, Workplace Giving Program, and Annual White Coat Giving Program. The alumni engagement portfolio will include creating value-added alumni engagement and alumni relations programs with medical school alumni and medical resident alumni. The Manager will also be responsible for planning and implementing several special events each year. Experience with e-newsletters and social media a plus.
Bachelor's degree is required.
Minimum of five years of experience in annual giving, alumni relations, marketing and communication, sales or non-profit organization management.
A record of accomplishment of creating successful partnerships with peers, supervisors, and staff who do not report directly to you.
Excellent verbal, written, telephone communication Strong presentation skills also required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Prior experience planning and implementing special events.
In-depth knowledge and demonstrated expertise in web, social media, and other communication tools highly desired.
Experience in fundraising within a complex university or medical school environment preferred.
Experience using Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or similar customer relationship management (CRM) database systems.
Strong project management and event management skills.
Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
Prior experience with annual giving or work place giving campaign a plus.
Assist in planning annual donor recognition and appreciation events.
Basic understanding of charitable giving processes and IRS regulations related to charitable giving a plus.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (...ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.
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