Eastern Michigan University Foundation (EMUF) is an institutionally related nonprofit organization that solicits and manages funds on behalf of Eastern Michigan University (EMU).
The Graduate Assistant will provide support to annual giving efforts for Athletics that will generate revenue through donor solicitations, direct mail campaigns, benefits fulfillment, stewardship and events. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Development and/or Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development.
Work closely with and provide support to the Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development to develop and pursue on-going fundraising plans and priorities.
Execute donor events including cultivation, stewardship and solicitation focuses. Execution to include scheduling, coordination of materials and event follow up.
Administer donor stewardship process.
Administer donor renewal process.
Administer donor data process and prospecting for Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development.
Administer Football Suite Level in coordination with University.
Directly assist assigned sports and head coaches in fundraising goals and objectives.
Assist in the preparation of materials and presentations for special projects and committees including presentation packets for gift solicitations, committee, board and volunteer meetings.
Strengthen the unit’s volunteer network and utilize this network more effectively for fundraising within the unit. Maintain database for resource development boards, committees and volunteer groups.
Assist in recruitment of student works and project guidance.
Attend unit and Foundation related meetings when requested.
Provide leadership and participate actively in Foundation activities such as recruiting and interviewing new employees, attending departmental meetings and retreats and participating in appropriate University events.
Work cooperatively with Foundation professional staff to further University-wide fundraising goals.
Work effectively and cooperatively with senior management at the EMU Foundation.
Other duties as assigned by Assistant Athletic Director for Development and/or Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development.
Bachelor's degree with experience in development, marketing or communications.
Ability to manage, plan and organize, set priorities and establish work objectives, follow through on assignments; exhibit flexibility; anticipate work issues and problems; and provide leadership to projects.
Proficiency in personal computing skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; willingness to learn donor management program.
Ability to work professionally and effectively with external constituencies.
Ability to present oral and written information effectively and clearly; ability to listen effectively and solicit information from others.
Ability to manage an irregular work schedule including occasional evenings, early mornings, and weekends. May involve use of personal transportation to travel throughout southeastern Michigan.
Experience participating in or working in athletics preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
Eastern Michigan University Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The Foundation actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Eastern Michigan University
About Eastern Michigan University
In 1849, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States. Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan's exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a Nation...al Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.