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

Job Title

On-Call Foundation Relations Coordinator


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

About the Position

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting an On-Call Foundation Relations Coordinator 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.

Job Duties

Essential Duties:

  • 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.


  • 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

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1634/job. All other open positions are located on our main website at www.med.wmich.edu

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.

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