University of Michigan


Office of University Development Staff - 2013
Development at Michigan is donor-centered, with proven leaders and an effective infrastructure.  It is a community in the truest sense of the word. Whether you work in major gifts, annual giving, communications, events, stewardship, prospect research, IT, or data analysis, your efforts will be supported by more than 550 expert colleagues ranging across 19 schools and colleges, 17 units and three campuses.

Establishing and maintaining productive relationships is at the heart of everything we do.  Fostering positive connections helps us achieve our goals of building a stronger University. 

The U-M values its Development staff, offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits while supporting professional growth.  Our main campus is in Ann Arbor, which is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States.

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We are pleased to announce ​th​​is​ upcoming event where you can learn about Careers in Philanthropy at the University of Michigan!
Virtual Career Chat Webinar - May 13, 2015 from 1:30 - 2:30pm

UM Development’s Talent Management Team offers Career Chats several times a year.  They are designed to:
  • Introduce you to the range of opportunities within the development profession;
  • Help you grow your professional network;
  • Share information about our vibrant development community!

Learn more about our Career Chats.

Staff Stories

Jeannie Moody-Novak

When Jeannie Moody-Novak transitioned to higher-ed development at Michigan after 12 years in the banking industry, she felt well prepared to work with the university’s most influential donors. “I brought a lot of banking and finance experience to this work,” she says, “and I felt ready.” Even so, she adds, “I still learn and grow every day.”
Read more about Jeannie. »

Careers in Philanthropy News

U-M makes best workplaces honor rollThe Chronicle 2012 Great Colleges to Work For

The U-M has made the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For honor roll, being recognized in areas such as diversity and job satisfaction.
Read the full story »


SoE Masters program in philanthropy

The U-M's Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) in the School of Education offers a master's degree concentration in philanthropy, advancement and development. CSHPE has partnered with the Office of University Development in creating this pioneering program.
Visit the CSHPE program page »


Student Development Opportunities

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

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