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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Casey Taylor, a former All-American jumper for Michigan Track and Field, knows firsthand the difference that donors can make in the experiences of student-athletes. Now, as an Annual Giving Associate in Athletics, she’s excited to be helping that process. “I was afforded so many opportunities, and now I’m in a position to make a change,” she says. “I always keep in the back of my mind that the real reason I’m doing this is so that I can impact someone else’s life.” Read more about Casey, including her work developing a new program to put student-athletes in contact with donors at athletic events.
Careers in Philanthropy News
U-M makes best workplaces honor roll
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.
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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.
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Student Development Opportunities