Constituent Events Manager, Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter

Job Title

Constituent Events Manager

Organization

Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter

About the Position

Position Summary: 

As Constituent Events Manager, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States, and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country.  

Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees.  

As a successful fundraising leader who will manage multiple peer to peer fundraising events annually you will generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community for Walk to End Alzheimer’s,   coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year.  

What the Alzheimer’s Association offers: 

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques. 

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing. 

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Full Time: 37.5 hours work week

Reports To: Sr. Development Director                     

Job Duties

This role is right for you if: 

  • You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals 
  • You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year
  • You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships
  • You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
  • You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants
  • You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes

Requirements

What you Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 3 – 5 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car.  Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals
  • While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/Convio software

How to Apply

It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – but we believe that person could be you. 

To apply click on the link: https://jobs.alz.org/constituent-events-manager/job/18881926

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work every year since 2010!

About the Organization

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. 

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Director of Community Engagement and Development, Guiding Light

Job Title

Director of Community Engagement and Development

Organization

Guiding Light

About the Position

Position Summary:

The Director of Community Engagement and Development is responsible for inspiring and equipping development staff in engaging donors, partners, and stakeholders while being conscious and protective of the integrity and purpose of Guiding Light. The director is strategic and visionary, anticipating needs and offering engagement strategies for a changing world and donor base. The Director of Community Engagement and Development creates cohesive and compelling messages and leverages internal assets and talent while transitioning out of vendor-dependent development. Relationship-oriented, message-conscious, and strategic-minded, the director provides leadership, encouragement, and direction in growing and maintaining Guiding Light’s support community.

Supervision Received:

Limited Direction: Works from overall guiding principles, goals, and budgetary limits. Virtually self-supervising with direct accountability for final results.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct reports: Donor Relations Officer(s); Development Coordinator; Media Specialist; Grant Writer; Gift Processor.

Department: Development

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Classification: Salaried, exempt

Salary Range: $60,000 to $80,000

Job Duties

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains relationships with current donors, partners, and stakeholders. Develops new relationships, new funding sources, and identifies ways to diversify and broaden Guiding Light’s donor base.
  2. Engages with major donors; identifies and pursues new relationships with donors whose passions align with Guiding Light’s principles, vision, and programmatic outcomes.
  3. Spearheads acquisition campaigns which enable the organization to accomplish board identified strategic initiatives.
  4. Responsible for overall messaging content and program alignment. Oversees all communication, fundraising, marketing, and public relations efforts for the organization. Creates a clear and cohesive message for Guiding Light staff, board members, and volunteers.
  5. Provides leadership, direction, and accountability for the development team. Facilitates departmental meetings, conducts performance reviews, provides strategy and support to team members.
  6. Acts as a steward of organization resources including administrative management of donor management software and other departmental assets.
  7. Creates and implements departmental budget that aligns with the Board approved strategic plan. This includes making drafts, seeking approvals, forecasting, and creating reports as appropriate.
  8. Participates in the audit process and creates annual reports to show fundraising and programming growth to donors and foundations.
  9. Partners with programming staff to plan, execute, and promote Guiding Light events, program events, donor engagement events, etc.
  10. Communicates with Executive Director regarding donor updates, strategic plan initiatives, event planning, stewardship efforts, and departmental updates.
  11. Seeks to continuously improve department and organizational objectives while consistently selling, rather than promoting, Guiding Light’s mission, vision, programmatic successes and outcomes.

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

1. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Advanced supervision: Determines work assignments, priorities, and procedures for subordinates. Responsible for assigning, scheduling, and ensuring the quality and quantity of work. Approves time off and schedule adjustments. Provides training and coaching. Selects candidates for employment, promotion, etc. Formally evaluates subordinate’s performance (i.e.: performance reviews, discipline, etc.) Terminates employment.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of experience leading a team.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of experience in community engagement and/or development.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of non-profit experience.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  2. Experience using a CRM preferred.
  3. Experience in Adobe Pro a plus.
  4. Ability to work with a wide and diverse group of people.
  5. Ability to use creativity to problem solve and find solutions.

Core Competencies:

  1. Engagement: Ability to engage people, organizations and partners in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results to receive improved morale and business outcomes.
  2. Leadership: Ability to motivate and guide others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals.
  3. Strategic Planner: Ability to offer advice and create a plan based on analysis of issues and trends, develop a vision for the future, and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved.
  4. Enthusiastic: Eagerness or sense of excitement one brings to the position.
  5. Accountability: Acceptance of responsibility and one’s own actions.

This job description does not list all duties of the job. Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties as needed. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and does not infringe upon the Company’s at will employment status.

How to Apply

Candidates can apply via LinkedIn through this link:

Guiding Light – Director of Community Engagement & Development

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3071001310

About the Organization

Guiding Light Mission Statement:

Guiding Light walks alongside individuals to fulfill their God-given dignity and potential through rescue, recovery, and re-engagement in the community.

Development Assistant, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Job Title

Development Assistant

Organization

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

About the Position

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Development Assistant will lead the gift entry and gift acknowledgement processes. Assists development team in carrying out fundraising and stewardship efforts through answering donor partner questions, making thank you calls, sending correspondence, and providing support at events. Be a thought partner for continuous improvement and efficient operations for the development department.

They will possess strong administrative, customer service and record keeping skills along with an interest in database utilization. They will have a demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptive while exercising strong judgement and exceptional attention to detail, all while multitasking to meet deadlines.

The Development Assistant will have an extraordinary understanding and commitment to the Community Foundation’s North Star along with experience working effectively with persons from a variety of cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. They will have a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative setting, effectively communicate around sensitive issues, a highly developed cultural awareness and the ability to be an active listener.

Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Department: Development

Starting Salary Range: $39,000-$43,000

Reports to: Major and Planned Gifts Director

Assists: Vice President, Major and Planned Gifts Director, Development Officer,

and other Development Department team members as needed.

Job Duties

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Gift Processing (45%)
  • Responsible for daily gift processing, including entry of cash gifts, appreciated securities, individual retirement accounts, bequests, and non-cash assets.
  • Ensure timely production of acknowledgement letters, receipts, and pledge reminders. Ensure backup paperwork is scanned to constituent’s electronic record.
  • In collaboration with the strategic communications team, update acknowledgement letters as needed to ensure compliance with IRS requirements and organizational standards and messaging.
  • Process memorial gifts, which may require outreach to funeral home and family members regarding thank you letters.
  • Serve as a main contact for third party and matching gift providers. Maintain the Community Foundation profiles on their online portal, gather back-up reports for reconciliation and entry of monthly gifts.
  • Department Support and Operations (30%)
  • Provide general support to the Development Department. This may include coordinating and monitoring schedules, setup and facilitation of in-person and virtual meetings, sending department correspondences, scanning documents, creating mail-merges, ordering donor gifts and remembrances, and other duties as assigned.
  • Research and respond to Development Department related inquiries from internal and external constituents.
  • Organize and coordinate calendar appointments, agendas and minutes for team meetings. Facilitate completion of meeting action items and the organization of accessible meeting material.
  • Assist with setup and facilitation of in-person and virtual meetings with professional advisor firms, external committees, and community partners.
  • Responsible for department filing, acts as point person on filing related questions and maintains existing filing protocols, such as record retention policies. This pertains to physical, as well as electronic files. Serves as department contact for the Foundation’s annual audit.
  • Ensure written procedures related to position are kept up to date.
  • Assist with in-house mailings and provide support as needed for year-end appeals.
  • Database Support (20%)
  • Maintain donor records and files (digital and hard copy). 
  • Update biographical information in the database from a variety of sources including forms, mailings, emails, staff, etc.
  • Run queries and reports as needed for development staff, board, and committees.
  • In collaboration with the Research and Data Services Specialist, assist in maintaining data integrity and supporting effective development operations, including but not limited to data validation and oversight.
  • Development events or other projects as assigned. (5%)

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. High School diploma or GED. Associate degree preferred.
  1. Minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative function with the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and produce work in a timely manner.
  1. Experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector and foundations is preferred.
  1. Proactive problem solver with a commitment to excellence, continuous learning and improvement.
  2. Strong customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships with a diverse network of donor, nonprofit and community partners in a culturally competent manner.
  3. Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.
  4. Moderate to advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, including creation of mail-merged documents Excel formula functionality and basic pivot tables.
  5. Moderate to advanced experience with technology, databases and data entry. Experience with Raisers Edge database preferred.
  1. Ability and passion to contribute to a work environment in which collaboration, respect and honesty are valued. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  2.  Ability to exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations through critical thinking and analytical skills.
  1.  A strong sense of integrity and work ethic seasoned with humor and perspective.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES:

All employees are required to uphold the values of Grand Rapids Community Foundation which are: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Sustainability, and Bold Aspirations. All employees are required to comply with the policies, procedures, and safety programs of the Community Foundation as well as follow all state and federal laws and regulations, including but not limited to those related to donor rights, confidentiality, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

                                                                        Percent of Work Time

  1. Sitting                                                       Greater than 60%
  2. Standing                                                    Less than 25%
  3. Walking                                                    Less than 25%
  4. Lifting or carrying up to 30 lbs.                Less than 10%
  5. Pushing or pulling up to 30 lbs.    Less than 10%
  6. Climbing                                                   Less than 10%
  7. Kneeling, stooping or bending                 Less than 25%
  8. Repetitive movement                                Less than 25%
  9. Keyboarding                                             Greater than 60%

How to Apply

Interested individuals are directed to the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.grfoundation.org/about/careers

About the Organization

Organizational Overview:

Grand Rapids Community Foundation leads Kent County in making positive, sustainable change. With its endowment, the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits, leads significant social change and helps donors achieve their philanthropic goals. Guided by our North Star, we believe that for West Michigan to grow and prosper, we must ensure that everyone can apply their talents and creativity to fuel our future. By connecting across perspectives and overcoming inequities, we can build and sustain an inclusive economy and thriving community.

On-Call Coordinator for Foundation Relations, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Job Title

On-Call Coordinator for Foundation Relations

Organization

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

About the Position

Overview

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting an On-Call Coordinator for Foundation Relations within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Responsible to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from regional, state-wide and national foundations. Will identify, research and initiate contact with foundation representatives to develop opportunities for submitting applications for support of the mission and programs of WMed. Works with WMed administrative staff to prepare proposals and applications for foundation funding of WMed strategic priorities. Prepares a listing of top 100, top 50 and top 25 foundations with funding interests that match programmatic activity of the medical school. The Coordinator will document all their research and interactions with foundation representatives in the WMed Salesforce database system.

Pay: $ 18.35-21.40/hr

Job Duties

Responsibilities

  • Research and prepares a list of top foundation prospects for WMed.
  • On a weekly basis initiate telephone, e-mail and in-person contacts with foundation representatives to connect them with WMed.
  • Actively pursues the preparation of foundation applications for support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to build network of foundation contacts.
  • On a monthly basis submits applications for foundation support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to record applications for support.
  • Prepare outcome reports for all Foundation funded projects.
  • Prepare stewardship reports and activities to recognize foundations for their financial support of WMed.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time-sensitive projects.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience with non-profit organizations, fundraising organizations, or business organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong in-person, telephone and small group presentation skills.
  • Prior experience in preparing and submitting applications for foundation support preferred.
  • Experience preparing program and project budgets, annual impact reports, and statements of foundation-funded outcomes a plus.
  • Prior experience using database systems, especially Salesforce, are preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

How to Apply

Apply on: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1634/on-call-coordinator-for-foundation- relations/job

About the Organization

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.

WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.

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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Director of Major and Planned Gifts, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Job Title

Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Organization

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

About the Position

Overview

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has an exciting new position of Director of Major and Planned Gifts within the Office of Development. The Director of Major and Planned Gifts (The director) is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects with the ability to make gifts of $50,000 or more to the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The director will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 100 to 150 major and planned gift prospects. The director will play a leadership role in the multi-year comprehensive fundraising campaign of the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine that is anticipated to run from 2021 to 2031.

Salary: $90,000-120,000

Job Duties

MAJOR GIFT DUTIES:

  • Responsible for leading a major gift program of the medical school, focused on:
    • securing both current use and endowed gifts for student scholarships,
    • current use and endowed resources for endowed faculty positions,
    • securing current use and endowed funds for medical students and medical resident research projects, and
    • current use and endowed funds to support space naming opportunities for new and existing campus facilities owned by WMed.
  • Responsible for stewarding major gifts to recognize donors for their support and communicate the impact these gifts have made to the medical school.
  • Market and encourage the use of donation of appreciated stock to fund charitable gifts to the medical school.

PLANNED GIFT DUTIES:

  • Responsible for managing relationships with planned giving prospects of the medical school.
  • Regular communication with planned gift donors and donor prospects (individuals aged 55 and older).
  • Responsible for preparing gift illustrations for charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, and sharing information on bequest intentions, rollover IRA gifts, gifts of real and personal property, and gifts of appreciated securities.
  • Responsible for planning annual meetings for planned gift council advisors to keep up-to-date on the mission and giving priorities for the medical school.
  • Plans a regular series of engagement communication activities and events with planned gift donor prospects.
  • Makes use of annual subscription services with the Crescendo Company to distribute a regular planned giving electronic newsletter, and literature and information in publications targeted to seniors.
  • Responsible for managing outreach and engagement with retirees of the medical school.

OTHER GIFT DUTIES:

  • Makes 5-15 visits with donor prospects each month qualify, solicit, and steward major and planned gift donors of the medical school.
  • Establishes annual goals for managing WMed major and Planned gift prospects.
  • Manages his/her/their time to thoughtfully complete 12 solicitations of $50,000 or more each year and from these solicitations to secure $1 million in new gift commitments each fiscal year.
  • Use Salesforce database system to record activity with major and planned gift prospects in his/her/their portfolio.
  • Works with WMed Philanthropy council members, as well as members of the medical school leadership team to cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gift prospects.
  • Availability to work on weekends and evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three or more years of either major gift fundraising or planned gift fundraising.
  • Prior experience soliciting outright gifts of $50,000 or more.
  • A conversational knowledge of basic planned gift vehicles and concepts.
  • Valid driver’s license and a car to attend meetings and visit donor prospects.
  • Strong communication skills in-person, over the telephone, in group settings, and in writing.
  • Prior experience soliciting current use and endowed gifts for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Prior experience in marketing and promoting gift opportunities that enhance organizational programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Prior experience using a database system like Salesforce, or Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Prior experience working in higher education, healthcare or medical school fundraising.
  • Prior event planning experience.
  • Comfort working with financial information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

How to Apply

Apply:  https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1744/director%2c-major-and-planned-gifts/job

About the Organization

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.

WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.

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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.