Manager of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Job Title

Manager of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement


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

About the Position

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.

Job Duties

Essential Duties:

  • Ability to solicit charitable gifts through direct mail, e-solicitation, telephone solicitation and face to face meetings.
  • Ability to use Salesforce database system to manage constituent records, conduct solicitations, and to steward donor gifts.
  • Manages and directs donor mail, individual and event gifts and pledges as well as employer matching contributions.
  • Responsible for writing and to distribute an electronic newsletter.
  • Provide excellent and timely customer service to external customers who request information including recent and past donations and other donor records.
  • Assist with donor stewardship activities.
  • Assist in developing annual WMed report of gifts.
  • Assist in developing strategies to secure matching gifts from donors working for organizations with matching gift programs.
  • Ability to plan and implement special events.
  • Engaging potential donor and stewardship of existing WMed donors.
  • Fulfill data and reporting requests, through the WMU Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, including the production of donor lists, regular progress reports, financial reports and extractions of data from the database for analytical purposes. 
  • 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.



  • 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 skills. 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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at  All other open positions are located on our main website at

About the Organization

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

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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Membership Manager, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Job Title

Membership Manager


Grand Rapids Art Museum

About the Position

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), located in vibrant downtown Grand Rapids, has an exciting opportunity as Membership Manager for a highly motivated individual interested in developing programs based on the museum’s strategy of community engagement and collaboration. A successful manager will partner with colleagues across the museum and within the community to grow, optimize and diversify audience engagement to build on our membership programming. In return, we offer a full benefit package including various health programs, generous PTO and telework possibilities.

Job Status: Full Time/Non-Exempt (M-F; occasional evenings and weekends).

Job Duties

Working within the museum’s Advancement Team, essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate, develop and build the membership program strategic plan focusing on community, collaboration, and diversity.
  • Advance membership development by promoting membership at community outreach events and through Museum programming that build audience engagement and diversification.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement engaging member activities including previews, trips, behind the scenes, and other activities designed to encourage growth in membership.
  • Develop and maintain an annual budget for the membership program. Ensure that department goals are met and adheres to approved budgets.
  • Plan and implement membership communication materials including the annual membership drive, direct mail, and email campaigns. Work with the Communications team on the membership marketing plan.
  • Oversee membership customer service process including the processing and fulfillment of memberships in Altru database. Maintain membership information and documentation in database and handle all membership requests and inquiries on a timely basis.


GRAM is looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and outgoing with a high level of customer service and sales skills expected. Our Membership Manager must have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with a variety of people while still maintaining confidentiality. Other skills and qualifications are as follows:

  • Strong organization skills; self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable writing and making presentations, public speaking and representing the Museum externally.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Office 365 and database experience (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Altru are beneficial).
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in Membership, Development, Communications or Public Relations, ideally in a nonprofit/museum organization.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume to

About the Organization

Grand Rapids Art Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Director of Accounting, UMRC & Porter Hills

Job Title

Director of Accounting


UMRC & Porter Hills

About the Position

Job Summary:

The Director of Accounting, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Finance, will have two primary areas of focus, Foundation accounting shore to shore (s2s) and the supervision of the Accounts Payable function s2s.

  • Responsible for all facets of financial reporting for both the United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation and the Porter Hills Foundation. 
  • Provide oversight and supervision of the s2s accounts payable team and related processes.        

Status: Full-time (40 hours/week), Exempt level.

Shift: Day, with flexibility to cover evenings and weekends, as needed.

Location: The selected candidate will work in either Chelsea, MI at Chelsea Retirement Community or Grand Rapids, MI at Porter Hills Village.

Qualified candidates must be able to primarily work in one of the locations above and be able to travel between locations on occasion.

Benefits: Be part of an organization that values their team members and knows the importance of providing a supportive community. Affordable and layered benefit plans for individuals that are hired for 30 or more hours/week, Retirement Savings Plan (with potential Company match), Wellness Reimbursement, Scholarship program and Education Tuition Assistant, 5 STAR staff rating, Paid Time Off, 6 Paid Holidays per year PLUS a paid Floating Holiday and a paid Birthday Holiday, Employee Discounted Lunch options, DAILYPAY, and MORE!

Job Duties

Primary Responsibilities

(1) Responsible for the managing the accounting responsibilities of our s2s Foundations (UMRC Foundation & Porter Hills Foundation), including, but not limited to: Accurate and timely monthly financials and annual reporting, consistent with generally accepted accounting principles; Preparing and/or assisting with grant reporting and reconciliations; Accurate and timely IRS 990 Filings/License to Solicit Filings.

(2) Responsible for the oversight of the s2s Accounts Payable function, including, but not limited to: Ensure customer service expectations are achieved; Ensure appropriate policies, procedures and internal controls are in place and adhered to; Assists in Accounts Payable aspects of annual audits.

(3) Participate in the research of proper accounting treatment for material financial issues within the overall UMRCPH, Inc Finance Department

(4) Assisting the Senior Director of Accounting and CFO with financial analysis and proforma work.

 (5) Responsible for maintaining a positive, stake-holder focused culture.


Skills and Knowledge

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Requires ability to teach; analytical thinking; and demonstrated knowledge in financial reporting and reconciliations.
  • Demonstrates respect, sensitivity and flexibility.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and manage internal stakeholders at all levels within a highly matrixed organization, working across cross-functional, cross-organizational teams.
  • Expertise in the accounting processes, monthly and annual reporting, grant and investment analysis and management, financial analysis and strategic planning.

Core Competencies

  • Know, teach and live out the Mission, Guiding Beliefs of UMRC.
  • Manage from a position of compassion, passion and servitude.
  • Customer Service is key to relationships within and outside the organization.  Make this a program achievement.

Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  2. A minimum of 6 years of finance work experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, healthcare, or senior living environment.
  3. CPA is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field.

How to Apply

To be considered, apply at:  Director of Accounting

About the Organization

United Methodist Retirement Communities and Porter Hills Retirement Communities have been a beacon of innovation and inspiration in senior care options for more than 110 years.  While we are committed to the highest standards in our business practices, we are focused exclusively on our mission and guiding beliefs. We believe that our residents, their families, our employees, and our communities all benefit from our faith-based, non-profit approach.

Join our team of compassionate and skilled staff and love what you do every day!


UMRC & Porter Hills, INC. is a federally funded program through CMS and the State of Michigan. All employees are expected to adhere to the Resident and Participant Rights.

UMRC & Porter Hills, INC. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

Development Director, Women’s Resource Center

Job Title

Development Director


Women’s Resource Center

About the Position


The Development Director is responsible for generating and sustaining multiple revenue streams, empowering Women’s Resource Center (WRC) to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in the community. This dynamic professional collaborates to successfully develop and implement the WRC advancement strategy, and designs and implements branding and marketing plans.


Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA status: Salaried, exempt. (40 hours per week with flexible scheduling, including some evening and/or weekend hours each month)

Job Duties


  • Assist donors in accomplishing their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with WRC.
  • Meet regularly with donors to secure and increase contributions.
  • Lead and manage annual fund and/or capital campaign efforts of the organization.
  • Generate fresh and innovative ideas to increase revenue and donor loyalty.
  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors, seeking to cultivate relationships and WRC partners to advance the mission.
  • Establish processes and practices that ensure deep, long-term, satisfying donor relationships.
  • Make regular public appearances and accept speaking engagements on behalf of WRC.
  • Collaborate with Staff and Board to develop and successfully execute the annual fund development plan.
  • Lead the planning and execution of 2-3 fundraising events per year.
  • Grow WRC’s monthly giving program.
  • Recruit, train, and support key volunteers to assist in advancement efforts.
  • Manage systems and software (Donorperfect) to track (including data entry), cultivate, and regularly communicate with donors and prospective donors.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely delivery of meaningful reports and analytics.
  • Support other initiatives, strategies and duties as assigned by the CEO.




  • 5 years of experience in non-profit development.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue goals.
  • Experience leading Annual Fund Campaigns and/or Capital Campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability as both collaborator and self-starter who crafts creative solutions to funding and marketing challenges, including analysis of systems and data.
  • Ability to work independently with an attitude of healthy interdependence on others.
  • Active listener who uses input of staff, Board and participants to improve strategies and outcomes.
  • Ability to empathize with, be sensitive to, and interact positively and appropriately with constituents from a wide diversity of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Compelling writer and persuasive public speaker, who is convinced that building community across barriers of socioeconomic class is key to resolving poverty and increasing opportunity for women.
  • Strongly networked in greater Grand Rapids with organizations and individuals having support potential.
  • An engaging, conscientious, problem-solving “people person” with the ability to clearly convey WRC’s unique gender-focused mission, and how it fits with donors’ philanthropic and civic supported goals.
  • Highly skilled in online marketing strategies and social media.
  • Ability to see the big picture with an eye for detail and timely follow-through.


  • Bilingual, Spanish 
  • Experience and success in grant writing
  • Basic understanding of the systemic components of poverty

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: by Monday, November 9, 2020

About the Organization


Women’s Resource Center’s mission is to equip women to achieve purpose, fulfillment and financial stability through meaningful employment.


WRC seeks to ensure and provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, nationality, religion/culture, gender identity/expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or disability.

Advancement Director, All Belong

Job Title

Advancement Director


All Belong

About the Position

All Belong, also known as the Christian Learning Center, is seeking a full-time Advancement Director who will diversify and expand its community of donors both in Grand Rapids and across the country. Our mission is to equip congregations and schools to glorify God with purposeful, innovative inclusion of persons of all abilities.

The Advancement Director will report to the Executive Director, and is part of a small and dynamic administrative team. They will oversee the part-time Advancement Coordinator, who manages annual fundraising events and other duties.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package include HSA health insurance, 403B retirement plan, and personal and vacation time.
  • Flexible scheduling is available, including reduced work hours down to 80% FTE. All Belong’s workload calendar resembles traditional school schedules.
  • Applicant must have their own vehicle; use of that vehicle will be reimbursed at the current IRS mileage rate.
  • Join us now and be a part of a growing organization, helping schools and churches become places of belonging for persons at all levels of ability and disability!

Job Duties


  • Manage existing major donors and work closely with the executive director to bring all donors closer to the organization and its work
  • Direct and execute to completion all annual fund activities, including mailings and newsletters, coordinating messaging with the wider organization
  • Identify new sources for annual fund support and manage a pipeline of prospective donors
  • Develop new avenues, tools, and ideas for increasing corporate and planned giving support
  • Cultivate new donors outside of West Michigan in tandem with the development of regional offices (some travel may be required after Covid-19)
  • Craft proposals and grants for targeted support of new initiatives, identifying opportunities for funding
  • Launch and manage the Development committee of the Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned and as appropriate to develop additional support for All Belong’s efforts
  • Determine and set fundraising goals that align with the mission and strategic needs of All Belong. 


Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Ability to profess and demonstrate one’s commitment to Christ and his teachings
  • Understanding and passion for All Belong’s values and communities of interdependence and mutuality with persons at all levels of ability
  • Four to five years’ experience in fundraising preferred, as well as proven experience in cultivating and increasing donor giving
  • Bachelor’s degree is required. CFRE or advanced degree preferred
  • Possessing strong professional communication skills, both in writing, in person, and in public speaking
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Must be proficient with database systems and Office 365 suite and possess an openness to using new applications.
  • Must work well on a team, demonstrating strong skills in supervision, collaboration, and leadership

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to Sharon Ward, office manager, at