Senior Corporate Giving Officer, Spectrum Health Foundation

Job Title

Senior Corporate Giving Officer


Spectrum Health Foundation

About the Position

Responsible for increasing philanthropic support for Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation by developing and executing key strategies of the Annual Giving Program and Principal Gifts. Develops individual key constituencies to grow the donor base for Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Handles highly confidential information.

  • Job ID: 73359
  • Entity: Foundation
  • Employment Classification: Full-time with Benefits (A1)
  • Location: GRAND RAPIDS,  MI
  • Facility: 25/35 Michigan Street
  • Department: Foundation Administrative
  • Bi-weekly Hours: 40
  • Shift: Day
  • Shift Length: 8 hours
  • Hours of Work: 40
  • Days Worked: M-F
  • Weekend Frequency: Variable weekends

Job Duties

Position Summary:
Plans and implements strategies designed to acquire, retain, and upgrade donor gifts from Guild members.

Plans and implements strategies designed to acquire, retain, and upgrade donor gifts to achieve established fundraising goals, focusing on donors from $1,000 – $10,000.

Tracks and analyzes outcomes of fundraising strategies and activities.

Assists the Blodgett and Butterworth Auxiliaries in their annual planning and fundraising activities in support of Spectrum Health. Works closely with each Guild in project selection, assuring funds are appropriated as designated by each Guild and in agreement with Spectrum Health initiatives.

Develop and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with the Guilds to strengthen the image and visibility of Spectrum Health through communication and hospitality.

Manages relationships with Major Donors as assigned by Vice President of Principal Gifts to ensure continual giving and appropriate stewardship.

Implement annual Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala by working with the volunteer committee to produce an exceptional experience for all attendees.

Acquires and develops significant knowledge of Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and is able to make presentations about the hospital and the Annual Giving program.

Designs and implements donor recognition activities as appropriate.

Manage Healing Art Program including working with Art Selection Committee to ensure appropriate pieces are selected for the hospital and donors are appropriately recognized for their donation.

In addition to the job duties previously assigned as a Senior Foundation Specialist the additional specific responsibilities will apply to the securing Corporate Sponsorships for Spectrum Health Foundation

· Responsible for developing relationships to enhance a corporate sponsorship and employee engagement strategy

· Create corporate and employee engagement opportunities to highlight philanthropic opportunities and impact at Spectrum Health, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

· Deepen relationships with service lines and community hospitals to fully understand their events and corporate sponsorship needs provide educational and awareness materials, presentations, face-to-face meetings, etc.

· Grow corporate giving and sponsorships – participating organizations, dollars raised, learning and network opportunities, and community presence

· Works with CMN Program Managers to help grow Corporate Partner program raising funds for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

· Work with corporations to understand their giving potential, employee engagement opportunities and preferred giving mechanisms

· Cultivates external and internal relationships to ensure success of various fundraising efforts


Basic Qualifications:
Education – Bachelor’s Degree in philanthropy, communications, marketing, business, or related field
Experience – 5 years of experience typically gained through skills/knowledge/abilities in fund development, volunteer and donor relations or related field

How to Apply

Please follow this to apply.

About the Organization

Company Description:
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children’s hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth in an innovative environment.

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Satisfaction of these core expectations is considered an essential function of all positions at Spectrum Health. All employees in all positions must:

• Adhere to Spectrum Health’s mission, vision, values, key strategies and policies.

• Ensure that services are provided in accordance with state and federal regulations, accreditation and compliance

requirements, and organizational policy.

• Maintain reliable attendance and follow all call-in rules for the safety and welfare of our patients.

• Interact with co-workers, staff of other affiliates, patients, members and visitors in a positive and professional manner and

communicate effectively and respectfully.

• Work as a team member helping others to contribute to the overall success of Spectrum Health.

Development Director, Baxter Community Center

Job Title

Development Director


Baxter Community Center

About the Position

FT Salaried – Reports to Executive Director.

Here is your opportunity to join Baxter’s team. We are seeking an individual who shares our values with a strong commitment to building community and strengthening opportunities for others.

Position Overview: The Development Director will develop and implement an annual fund-development plan that will sustain and strengthen the organization’s future. To be successful in this role, the Development Director will be multi-faceted: overseeing annual solicitations and events, building relationships with current donors and prospects, expanding Baxter’s corporate partnerships and leading marketing efforts within the organization. We are looking for someone who is a detailed and persuasive writer, has strong interpersonal skills, maintains a consistent and devoted work ethic, and casts a vision for achieving annual revenue goals through a systematic approach of donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. This person will feel comfortable working in an environment that requires the capacity to balance multiple priorities and competing deadlines, while focusing on the organizational goals and desired outcomes. An ideal candidate for this role will also be adept at managing Baxter’s fund development plan through specific and coordinated donor relations strategies, monitoring both monetary and non-monetary key performance indicators. Prefer a candidate with a minimum of five years of fund development/sales experience.


  • Salary commensurate dependent on education, background and experience.
  • Benefits: Competitive package including health insurance.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by the Development Director. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required to do this job.

Job Duties

Essential Duties:

Fund Development and Communication Strategies:

  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to determine annual fund development objectives.
  • Create and implement a strategic plan to meet annual and long-term resource development objectives. Increase operating budget with new and renewed gifts.
  • Supervise the use of fundraising software to support development activities and the organization’s financial decision-making. Track and monitor effective processes for gift inputting, gift recognition and donor scheduling and retention, budget, as well as financial goals, revenue, and expense compliance.
  • Develop new avenues for marketing Baxter Community Center’s services and gaining exposure for the organization.
  • Remain alert to potential public relations opportunities within the organization. Maintain positive working relationships with local news media and issue press releases or seek coverage as appropriate.

Interface with Others:

  • Create, manage, and develop a portfolio of major gift contributors, including individuals, trusts, corporations and foundations.
  • Recruit and renew donor development committee members.  Ensure committee and board members have appropriate tools, training, and support to be effective and efficient in their work on the organization’s behalf.
  • Represent development interests at the Board and engage Board and staff members in a culture of philanthropy. Act as liaison to staff for development communications.
  • Oversee the direct mail process and write compelling print materials (newsletter, appeals, etc.) and e-communications to ensure best practices are met or exceeded.
  • Provide direction for marketing initiatives including website, social media, and traditional promotions to create an exciting and broad communication mechanism; issuing media release and being aware of appropriate outlets for communicating message to the public.
  • Coordinate with the contracted grant writer and manage the grant writing process.  Track the submission of proposals, monitor deadlines, and provide oversight for follow-up reports.
  • Develop profiles for prospective donors and current donors through research and leads, identifying prospects, arranging meetings with prospects.
  • Prepare proposals for potential individual donors, foundations, churches, and corporations. 
  • Provide direction to staff and volunteers related to all aspects of fundraising and grant strategy, member recruitment, marketing and public relations, board recruitment and internal and external communications as part of the senior leadership team.
  • Promote agency programs through community/corporate presentations

Event Management:

  • Create goals and measure success for all annual fund development events, performing reviews of how each activity works into the overall development plan strategy.
  • Lead staff and volunteer committees in development and execution of fund-raising events.
  • Manage aspects of agency tours including inviting donors, community members, and manage follow-up process for all tour attendees.
  • Develop and implement corporate sponsorship initiative for all events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.


Desired Qualifications:

  • A deep resonance with Baxter’s mission, as well as a disposition for ongoing learning related to the organization’s mission and purpose.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both written and verbally, about the organization and its mission.
  • Strength in organization, execution, and follow-up, with a proven ability to partner with senior leadership to align organizational priorities and measure success.
  • Strong listening skills to hear donors’ and other stakeholders’ passions and an ability to connect those passions to Baxter’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above, and three years of proven experience working in a culture of excellence and achievement.
  • Previous experience (ideally 5 years) within a Fund Development setting of a non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage resource development activities.
  • Ability to interact with all stakeholders including board, donors, staff, community, and neighborhood.
  • High self-motivation, accountability, and ability to make decisions independently
  • Required skills in office management suite, email, and general internet functions. Some comfort with Social Media and e-tapestry preferred.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including occasional nights and weekends

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to

About the Organization

Who we are: Baxter Community Center has been a faithful and dynamic presence in the Baxter neighborhood for over 50 years. Together we provide programs and services such as early childhood education, after-school programming and mentoring, and access to quality health care and healthy foods through our Medical and Dental Centers and Marketplace. Baxter’s vision for the next decade is to develop our Child Development Center into a model learning center, expand and develop our Health Center and provide other programs that are responsive to the needs of the Baxter neighborhood and adjacent areas. Externally, Baxter will be a key partner collaborating with diverse community groups in the Grand Rapids area. We have a team of 37 employees and a current operating budget of $1.6M.

Executive Director, Affinity Mentoring

Job Title

Executive Director


Affinity Mentoring

About the Position

The Executive Director [ED] will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Affinity Mentoring staff, programs, advancement and execution of its mission. 

Reports to: Board of Directors           

FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt

Position Status: 40+ hours weekly [flexible scheduling, including 8-10+ evening and/or weekend

         hours per month]

Salary Range: Starting at $55,000-60,000/year, depending on experience

Benefits: Cell phone stipend, Medical and dental insurance, Short and Long Term                                                 Disability Plans, Retirement plan with match, Employee Assistance                                                         Program and generous Paid Time Off.

Job Duties

Leadership + Management

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain high-performance Affinity Mentoring employees
  • Maintain consistent quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications, and IT systems; set timelines and ensure resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize Affinity Mentoring board members, staff, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Support a strong Board of Directors: seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents


  • Works to implement the organization’s strategic plan and communicates progress with the board and donors.
  • Carry a “portfolio” of major donors to cultivate and steward over the course of the year.  Record notes on meaningful interactions and respond to the prompts of the development team.
  • Sign thank you letters promptly and write personal notes when appropriate.
  • Represent the organization in the local community and is the “face” of the organization at events, donor meetings, and industry related activities.
  • Present the mission and vision of the organization at fundraising events and to donors as needed.
  • Create and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations.
  • Represent the organization within the industry at conferences and gatherings.
  • Assists the board governance committee in creating a balanced and well-positioned board.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.  Degrees in education, non-profit administration, or social work preferred.
  • 5+ years of senior management experience
  • Passion for youth development, social justice and education
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Experience in fund development; exhibit understanding of the community’s nonprofit and donor framework
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data, and make suggestions for improvement
  • Strong financial management and planning skills
  • Required skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and general internet functions
  • Able to pass all required background checks


  • Understanding of youth development, education and/or mentoring
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply at Any questions or technical difficulties they can contact

About the Organization             Affinity Mentoring seeks to insure and provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, color, nationality, religion/culture, gender identity/expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military status, or disability.

Major Gift Officer, Grand Rapids Symphony

Job Title

Major Gift Officer


Grand Rapids Symphony

About the Position

The Grand Rapids Symphony seeks a skilled major gift officer to join our team in achieving our major gift fundraising and planned giving program objectives.  The major gift officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and deepening relationships with current and prospective major gift and planned giving donors.  This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the major giving process.  The major gift officer will develop a donor portfolio and emphasize gifts of $50,000 or greater.  This is an office-based full-time professional position with occasional night/weekend hours.

This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.  Our ideal candidate will have at least five years of major gift/planned giving experience and an undergraduate degree, with a Master of Business Administration or Public Administration preferred.  He/she will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.  Candidates with a strong for-profit sales and relationship management background will also be considered.

What we’re offering:

  • Join the team!  When you join our team, you become part of our culture and the Symphony story.
  • Variety – every day is different and creativity is encouraged! 
  • Robust compensation and benefits package including health and dental insurance, PTO and 401k.
  • Two complimentary tickets to most Symphony concerts – attendance is encouraged!

Required Skills & Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing and managing a portfolio of major giving relationships.
  • Developing a donor solicitation strategy for major gift prospects.
  • Designing and managing a donor stewardship program.
  • Tracking and assessing major gift fundraising metrics.
  • Drafting major gift proposal documents.
  • Utilizing major giving fundraising and marketing tools.
  • Working collaboratively with board members and staff on fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate concepts in clear and understandable terms that resonate across constituencies and community groups.
  • A driven, versatile and flexible self-starter.  We’re looking for someone who can thrive in our fast-paced environment.
  • A candidate who loves technology.  Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite expected.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Interest in and passion for music or the performing arts is a significant plus.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Paula Tibbe, Manager of Human Resources and Finance at by April 9, 2020.

About the Organization

Celebrating its 90th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony is Michigan’s second largest performing arts organization and has received national recognition for the high quality of its concerts as well as Gateway to Music, a network of education, engagement and access programs.  The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances and enhances the lives of 200,000 attendees annually.  Nearly half of those who participate are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through inclusive education and access programs.  For complete information about the Grand Rapids Symphony visit

Executive Assistant, Design Group International

Job Title

Executive Assistant


Design Group International

About the Position

Design Group International is a growing process consulting company with twelve consultants living in eight different regions of the country. In our 20th anniversary year, we are looking for an energetic, detailed-oriented, and customer-focused individual to help administer and support our operational platform.

As process consultants, we are always looking to improve, grow, and develop as leaders. We approach this work from a posture of listening, helping, and learning – our three core values. The ideal candidate should be committed to a process approach, be keenly aware of how systems work, and believe in their own personal growth and development.

As an independent contractor, the Executive Assistant will leverage his/her own desire to grow as an individual and support others to do the same. The Executive Assistant will work closely with the CEO to carry out the following scope of work in 10-12 hours per week.


  1. Ensure the accuracy and quality of all Agreements, including
    • Providing an administrative and quality review
    • Entering necessary information into our accounting, CRM, and office computer systems
    • Supporting the operational systems of those Agreements going forward
  2. Guide our operational platform to support our Community of Practice, helping them thrive by
    • Engaging with and utilizing the platform’s technology
    • Managing organizational data and operational infrastructure, including Hubspot, Sage/Intacct, and MS 360, etc.
    • Tracking key organizational data points and reporting on them
  3. Provide organizational support to our consultant and partner retreats, including
    • Retreat planning and support
    • Hotel reservation and on-site retreat logistics
    • Retreat participation and improvement

Desired outcomes and deliverables:

  1. Be eager to listen, open to designing ‘what help looks like’ with others, and willing to learn from what emerges.
  2. Be detailed oriented, focused on quality, and help position our Community of Practice to thrive.
  3. Be committed to exceeding our clients, partners, and consultant’s expectations by providing timely service and communication, utilizing sound business practices, and the highest level of personal integrity.
  4. Maintain compliance with the Independent Contractor List as determined by the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development published 1 JULY 2013 under which Design Group International, Inc. operates.

How to Apply

To learn more, please contact Lon Swartzentruber, CEO at 616.516.9870 or e-mail at