Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine | On-Call Leadership Giving Coordinator

May 9, 2022

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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking an On-Call Coordinator of Leadership Giving within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Coordinator will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership gifts of $1,000 to $25,000 in annual unrestricted operating support for WMed. Donor prospects will include community members, business leaders, civic leaders, alumni, parents and employees of WMed.

The Coordinator will plan and implement all activities of the Dean’s Circle Leadership Giving Program. The Coordinator will identify and initiate contact with new and recurring donors to solicit and steward leadership gifts for support of the mission of WMed. Will set annual goals for a number of donors and gift revenue to be achieved by the leadership giving program. Prepares a listing of the top 100, top 50 and top 25 individual and regional businesses that have the potential to become leadership gift donors. Meets with recurring and new donor prospects to solicit and secure leadership gifts. The Coordinator will on average meet with 15 to 20 donor prospects each month. Also will document all outreach activities with prospects within the WMed Salesforce database system.

Will plan and implement the Dean’s Circle events to connect with leadership annual fund donors, the Dean of the Medical School and other members of the medical school’s senior leadership team. These events will include one-on-one meetings, small group breakfast, lunch and dinners, virtual events, and other types of engagement events.


  • Take an initial portfolio of donor prospects and build the number of $1,000 donors and revenue from the Dean’s Circle Program on a year-over-year basis.
  • On a weekly basis initiate telephone, e-mail and in-person contacts with leadership gift prospects to connect them with WMed.
  • Meet weekly with donor prospects to solicit leadership gifts.
  • Prepare periodic electronic and mailed communication with Dean’s Circle members.
  • Use the Salesforce database system to record all contacts with donor prospects.
  • On a monthly basis record all solicitations, meetings and events of the leadership giving program.
  • Prepare stewardship reports and activities to recognize leadership gift donors for their financial support of WMed.
  • Organize and implement tours of WMed facilities to inform, education and engage new prospective donors.
  • Recruit Dean’s Circle donors to host events to engage potential new prospects.
  • Train donor volunteers to conduct peer solicitations for leadership gifts.
  • Prepare monthly reports on outcomes of the Dean’s Circle Program.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • One year of related non-profit, marketing, or business related experience.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong in-person, telephone and small group presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in establishing relationships with donors and business organizations a plus.
  • Prior experience using database systems, especially Salesforce, are preferred.
  • Prior experience in soliciting gifts of $1,000 or more preferred.
  • Experience in writing brochures, electronic newsletters and other types of promotional writing a plus.
  • Experience with web and social media marketing a plus.

How to Apply

Apply online: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1865/on-call-leadership-giving-coordinator/job

Pay: $18.34 – 22.92

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

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess 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. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.

WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.

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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