Annual Giving Manager, Cherry Health Foundation

Job Title

Annual Giving Manager


Cherry Health Foundation

About the Position


The Annual Giving Manager will play a key role in relationship and fund development for Cherry Health Foundation, leading and executing best practice, as well as creative, annual fund strategies. This includes each aspect of the fundraising cycle including event strategies, plus all Foundation-related communications.

This position is responsible for Cherry Health Foundation’s annual giving program – designing and executing comprehensive strategies for solicitation and non-solicitation activities to advance philanthropic support of Cherry Health’s mission using a relationship-based fundraising philosophy. The position requires a high level of involvement and commitment to establishing and maintaining positive, professional relationships with donors, colleagues, fundraising volunteers, and patients.


Cherry Health has excellent benefit offerings, check out a sample of the benefits available to our team members below!

  • 3 Medical Insurance Plan options for you and your family
  • Dental and Vision Insurance Plans with providers across the State of Michigan
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefit that includes 7 paid full day holidays (Including Black Friday!) and 2 half day paid holidays!
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with generous employer match – fully vested from day 1
  • MET and MESP 529 Savings Plans
  • Pet Insurance!
  • Vendor discounts and much more!

Job Duties


  • Collaborate with the Foundation Director to determine annual giving objectives and strategize fundraising and stewardship efforts, then create detailed plans to meet objectives, analyze return on investments, identify opportunities, and adapt strategies as needed.
  • Initiate and manage all aspects of annual giving to meet fundraising targets, including direct mail and face-to-face solicitations, implementing administrative and donor-related activities, managing the annual employee giving campaign, and preparing some annual fund-related grant proposals (excluding government grants) and reports.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward donors for annual giving to generate new, renewed, and increased revenue, coordinating with and engaging the Foundation Director as required.
  • Serve as the Foundation’s “investigative reporter” sourcing stories and data to lead, write, and edit a multimedia stakeholder communications program (e.g., newsletters, appeals, thank-yous, digital content, etc.) including full execution of hard-copy communications (i.e., identifying recipients and segments, engaging leadership in personalization activities, and working with the printer/mailer to produce and distribute).
  • Collaborate with Donor Relations & Events Manager to design and execute face-to-face donor cultivation strategies including, but not limited to, tours, one-on-one meetings, and donor-centered “insider” activities.
  • Implement and manage ongoing personal/written/phone contact with existing and potential donors, utilizing Foundation Director, Foundation Board members, and leadership staff as assigned ensuring each have appropriate tools, training, and support to be effective and efficient in their work to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college/university, in communications or nonprofit management preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above. 
  • Three or more consecutive years’ experience of increasingly successful fund development and/or management with working knowledge of best practices required.
  • Experience recruiting, organizing, and managing various fundraising project and goal-specific volunteers preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.

How to Apply

Please contact:

Arianna Blashkiw


We are accepting applications for this position until the position is filled.

About the Organization

Our policy is to offer all employees and applicants for employment equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected category.

Cherry Health requires all team members, including temps, contractors, interns, residents, students, etc.  to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions.  Cherry Health is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

Chief Advancement Officer, Muskegon Community College

Job Title

Chief Advancement Officer


Muskegon Community College

About the Position

General Description:

The College seeks a Chief Advancement Officer who is comfortable being both strategic and hands-on. Successful leadership at MCC requires a commitment to the College’s mission and vision, participation in the academic, athletic, and artistic life of the campus, and interaction with the community. Understanding of, and respect for, the concept and process of shared governance, integrity in actions, and clear, consistent communication with all constituencies also are critical to success. This person will have a passion for higher education and student success, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Through the Foundation for Muskegon Community College, this leader’s passion for higher education and student support will be demonstrated through their motivating community service-oriented philosophy. They will be an agile, team-oriented professional with a track record of inspiring leadership and a strong commitment to collaboration, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This individual will lead, guide and direct all matters pertaining to and the overall success of the Foundation for Muskegon Community College. As the face of the Foundation, the officer sets the strategic vision and priorities for the organization.  Directs and administers all aspects of the Foundation including day to day.  This includes but is not limited to major gifts, annual giving, capital campaigns, and alumni and donor relations. This position reports to the President, is part of the President’s Cabinet and guides the Foundation Board.

Starting Salary: Up to $110,000 Depending on experience.


Muskegon Community College provides excellent benefits options for our faculty and staff. Below is an overview of our full time employee benefit options. 

  • Choice between three health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
  • Employer provided dental, vision, life insurance and long term disability insurance.
  • Employer-sponsored retirement plans including state Pension or 14% Retirement Contribution to TIAA (differs by group).
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan options (403b or 457 plans)
  • Tuition benefits at MCC for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Generous time off plans.
  • Paid holidays and holiday closure period in late December.
  • Onsite Fitness Center at the Main Campus & discounts to University Park Golf Course

Job Duties

Essential Function:

  1. Develops and implements the annual Fund Development Plan with defined goals and objectives for annual fund contributions, restricted gifts, and major/planned gifts.
  2. Provides daily oversight and administration of fundraising including major, principal, and planned gifts, endowments, prospect research, foundation, corporate and donor relations as well as specific campaign efforts. Manages the Annual Fund effort to meet the annual fund-raising targets established in the Development Plan.
  3. Stewards major gifts, planned giving, and endowment initiatives:

a.     Identifies and builds relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of MCC and its programs

b.     Solicits individual and corporate gifts from existing and potential major donors.   

  • Works closely with the President, Board of Trustees, Foundation for Muskegon Community College, and Executive Leadership to identify, cultivate, and solicit current and potential donors at any gift level.
  • Works with external vendors and internal staff to create and coordinate Annual Fund Appeal, Alumni Appeal, Annual Report publication, and other related projects to meet the fund-raising objectives of the department.
  • Works in identifying, researching and cultivating prospects for increased annual fund and major gift project giving.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to faculty, staff, students, and partners in the development of sponsored project proposals to advance the mission of the College.
  • Oversees and manages budgets of the Foundation for Muskegon Community College and sponsored programs. 
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of all development programs and securing gifts at various levels
  • Oversees multi-faceted programs for alumni, students, and friends that increase good will and positive relationships with the school.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with advancement, fundraising or finance experience.
  2. The ideal candidate has 5+ years of experience, preferably working in higher education or a non-profit advancement department with a track record of effective leadership, relationship building, growth of gifts and funds with increasing responsibilities.
  3. Prefer Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE), and/or Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credentials.
  4. Demonstrated use of tact, judgement and discretion, and to relate to people of all ages, races, and social-economic backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, developing and managing collaborative teams.
  6. Gifted in public speaking and representing the organization professionally and graciously in the community and on campus.
  7. Skill in implementing strategic plans, goals, and procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources.
  8. Ability to communicate, build relationships and work with a diverse group of employees, alumni and potential donors.
  9. Demonstrated strengths in technology; Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, and use of social media, managing data such as in Raiser’s Edge. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  10. A valid driver’s license with an approved driving record is required.
  11. Ability to be away from principal work site during the day and other travel as required.
  12. Ability to work extended hours during the work week and weekends.

Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☒ Detailed Work                                           

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented                                     

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands                 

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality                                          

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions                             

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact                                         

☒ Working with Others              

Physical Demands:

☒ Standing & Walking                                 

☒ Sitting

☐ Reclining                                                   

☐ Carrying                

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs.   ☒ Up to 25 lbs.   ☐ Up to 50 lbs.   ☐ 80 + lbs.

☒ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending         

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl                

☐ Squatting    

☒ Handle or Feel                                          

☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing                                    

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead                                    

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒  Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒  Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled- First Review January 3, 2023.

Please apply on our website.

About the Organization

Muskegon Community College

Named the 19th Best Community College in the U.S. in 2021, Muskegon offers accredited academic programs leading to 54 associate degrees and 32 certificates. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, MCC’s nationally recognized commitment to student success unites its faculty and staff in their mission to prepare students, build communities and improve lives.   

One of Michigan’s most picturesque community colleges, the Muskegon main campus building – an award-winning Alden Dow design – spans Four Mile Creek on a 15-acre sylvan setting. The campus boasts several new multimillion-dollar facilities – the Health and Wellness Center, the Science Center and the Art and Music Building – and includes University Park Golf Course and the Carr-Fles Planetarium. The Sturrus Technology Center in historic downtown Muskegon is home to state-of-the-art applied technology offerings, the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Center and the Lakeshore Fab Lab. MCC offers classes in adjacent Ottawa and Newaygo Counties.  

Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.  Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College.  If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Annual Giving Manager, Campus Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University

Job Title

Annual Giving Manager, Campus Philanthropy


Grand Valley State University

About the Position


As a member of the Annual Giving staff, the Annual Giving Manager will provide direction to re-launch philanthropic programming on the GVSU campus and oversee university-wide collaborative initiatives with an emphasis on educating, engaging, cultivating, and soliciting students, faculty/staff, retirees, and parents. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working directly with students, strong communication skills, and project management experience. This position will be responsible for providing direction on communications, events/activities, and annual giving appeals that enhance giving from these campus stakeholders. A significant part of this role will involve volunteer management, serving as an advisor for student organizations looking to fundraise and organizing volunteer support for the annual Faculty/Staff Campaign.

Salary: $50,000 – $55,000, commensurate with experience 

Department/Division: University Development

Location: Hybrid Remote/In Office both Allendale and Grand Rapids (Pew) Campuses

Job Duties


  1. Develop and execute philanthropic programs, communications, and solicitations for key campus constituencies including students, faculty/staff, retirees, and parents.
  2. Manage and support fundraising projects for student organizations and other on-campus philanthropic programs through the GVSU crowdfunding site.
  3. Provide fundraising education and support for student organizations and other on-campus groups.
  4. Assist in the development of a Student Philanthropy initiative to train students to be ambassadors for the university in both digital and in-person ways.
  5. Recruit and manage volunteer groups including the Faculty/Staff Campaign cabinet, parent groups, and the Student Philanthropy group.
  6. Work in collaboration with Senior Director to manage budget expenses for on-campus fundraising programs.
  7. Collaborate on annual giving appeals via crowdfunding, phone, mail, email, and social media.
  8. Host meetings and events for both internal and external audiences.
  9. Some travel, weekend, and evening work may be required.
  10. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in student affairs, volunteer management, program management, annual giving, marketing and communications, or fundraising in either a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Must be able to lift, move, and transport boxes weighing 10-20 lbs.
  • Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.


  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Communications, Non-Profit Management, Public Administration Education, or Business Administration.
  • Strong writing skills and project management experience
  • High degree of computer proficiency including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and database tools.
  • Experience working directly with students
  • Experience leading or organizing teams
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Familiarity with CRM database software (ex. Blackbaud, Salesforce, Ellucian Advance)
  • Experience with digital or annual giving fundraising.
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience integrating/applying changing technologies to deliver effective messaging.
  • Works well independently, but also works well in a team environment.


Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Initial application review to begin three weeks after post date.

How To Apply: Apply online here:

Please include a letter that specifically addresses how your skills, education and experience relate to the position announcement and a resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Development Director, Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Job Title

Development Director


Saugatuck Center for the Arts

About the Position

OPPORTUNITY | To build capacity and optimize our fund development work, we are hiring a Development Director with strong relational and organizational skills and a passion for the SCA’s vision and mission. The Director in this new position will expand the current fund development activities in support of our 5-year Strategic Plan including planning and implementing Annual Fund campaigns, building donor relationships, developing new corporate funding partnerships, conducting prospect and donor research, assisting with special event planning, and managing the donor database.

Salary range would be $80-100K depending on experience.

Job Duties

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING in the position:

DONOR MANAGEMENT | In collaboration with the Executive Director:

  • Creating and executing an annual fund strategy for prospective, entry, and mid level donors, including building timelines, writing solicitation pieces, working with the marketing team, etc.
  • Building and maintaining donor relationships at all levels.
  • Identifying lapsed donors and creating a recapture strategy.
  • Creating campaign and donor reports.
  • Assisting the Executive Director in growing the major gifts program through materials, research, and support while building relationships with these key donors.


  • Overseeing the fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Managing donors/sponsors lifecycle; ensuring proper acknowledgment, recognition, and fulfillment of sponsor benefits; coordinating special donor appreciation and stewardship projects as assigned.
  • Using data available in the donor database, providing h key reports and information, analysis and feedback regarding donors, activities, goals, and outcomes.
  • Synthesizing and organizing gift information and providing impact reports for use in donor communications.


  • Administering grants received including promotional and reporting requirements.
  • Maintaining the foundation roster to ensure timely grant applications.


  • Assisting with annual special events including a Summer Benefit plus 2-3 small events.
  • Organizing, managing, and tracking donor/guest activity related to special events.


  • Networking at selected community and leadership events.


SKILLS + KNOWLEDGE that will help you succeed:

First and foremost, the Development Director must be passionate about the SCA’s vision and mission, serving as one of the key “faces” of the SCA.

  • Strong emotional intelligence and highly relational with strong active listening skills.
  • Natural connector and collaborator.
  • Deeply curious; interested in getting to know donors & partners as “whole people”.
  • Excellent problem-solver.
  • Outstanding communicator across platforms; compelling personal presence.
  • Can handle rejection (hearing the “no”), pivoting to resilience and moving on.
  • Strongly self-motivated, achievement-oriented, and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic – able to prioritize workload and self-manage. Ability to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner while delivering high-quality, consistent results.
  • Savors working with people from diverse backgrounds.


  •  Must be able to accommodate after-hours event attendance.
  • Opportunities for flexible work from home.
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus five years of professional fundraising experience preferred.
  • Database management experience a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive and Google Calendar.
  • Physical requirements: light physical effort equal to lifting or moving of materials up to 30 lbs.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please follow the link below:

About the Organization

WHO WE ARE | The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is a community center that transforms lives through innovative education, bold entertainment and unexpected engagement.  We are a community asset, a collaborative partner, and are deeply committed to building a stronger, more vibrant regional arts & cultural landscape.

Executive Director, Open Doors Kalamazoo

Job Title

Executive Director


Open Doors Kalamazoo

About the Position

Open Doors Kalamazoo seeks a passionate and knowledgeable ED about the journey of its guests and community residents. The ED will be a goal-oriented, versatile leader committed to ODK’s mission. They will be someone who values the diversity of all people within the organization and the communities it serves. The next leader will be a positive cultural influencer who leads with transparency and is ready to represent and empower the staff to create an environment of growth. Meeting the evolving needs of the Kalamazoo community should be the compass that drives the ED as an industry thought leader on topics, trends, and developments in housing. The ED will report to and guide the BOD.

This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits. Recognizing the experience and skills required to lead ODK forward, the Board of Directors benchmarked compensation to confirm market rates. Total compensation will be based on experience, skills, and attributes, starting at $120,000. Relocation assistance is negotiable.


Some specific requirements include:

  • Successful experience working with a BOD and volunteer-supported organization with a strong knowledge of non-profit governance and empowering boards in their success.
  • Recent and lived experience expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion so that women, people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, and people with a range of abilities or religious minorities’ voices are uplifted, recognized, and heard.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and strategies to increase revenue successfully.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in leadership, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams, ideally with expertise in the nonprofit sector and engaged with people in recovery from substance use disorder.

How to Apply


To assure the confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President, and CEO, and Abby Johnson, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that buildsdiverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman-owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit

KEES has been exclusively retained by Open Doors Kalamazoo in its search for an Executive Director.

About the Organization

ODK opens the door to help guests soar above the many challenges brought on by experiencing homelessness. This community is more than just a place to live. It is a loving and supportive network where residents and guests will find financial stability, belonging, and the time they need to flourish. With over 50 years of experience, ODK offers two shelters and a Residency Community open to diverse families, men, women, and LGBTQ+ guests. All are welcome; special accommodations are available, which include supportive rooms for those with a range of abilities. To learn more, please visit

Open Doors Kalamazoo is committed to being inclusive in all areas of diversity in its employment, operations, programs, and services and prohibits discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, history of incarceration or conviction record, citizenship, political affiliation, nationality, immigration status, language, ancestry, family and marital status, veteran status, genetics, height, and weight.