The Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for aiding the Associate Director in the facilitation of Michigan Athletics’ donor stewardship and engagement strategies, recognizing athletic donors of all levels.
This person will work closely with other members of the Athletic Development team, University Development team and teams across the Athletic Department.
Donor Engagement and Communication (70%)
Oversee implementation of the acknowledgement process for all athletic donors, including reporting, email and hard mail communications, and interaction uploads in DART.
Assist with the endowed scholarship matching process for our 320+ scholarships, including overseeing the thank you card process as well as specific stewardship strategies for select donors (i.e. Shepherd’s recipient book and plaque).
Maintain database of facility recognition inventory to accurately reflect spaces available.
Manage the semi-annual Thank-a-Thon.
Supervise the Hail Yeah! program in coordination with Office of University Development.
Create content and maintain the day-to-day communications calendar, including: website, social media, Paperless Post, print, M Magazine, e-newsletter (TBD), special holiday messaging, local sources, partnering with the Athletic Communications office, among others.
Coordinate with annual fund and Athletic Communications to develop and track all communications going out to our donor base, both internal and external.
Organize and complete quarterly orders of our Win Wall Balls and other donor gifts.
Event Leadership and Management (30%)
Oversee the hiring, training, and scheduling of our Student Ambassadors.
Aid in the creation and tracking of event invitations and registrations.
Partner with Director of Student-Athlete Alumni Relations on increased engagement and donation opportunities with both current student-athletes as well as letterwinners.
Support the invitation and hosting of the football Athletic Director’s Suite, including creating briefing materials for leadership and development teams.
Assist in the facilitation of major and regional events, including Campaign Celebration functions and hospitality around post-season contests.
Serve as the point person for all event-related DART and DevNet inputs.
Performing other duties as assigned including travel as necessary to complete assignments.
A bachelor’s degree is required preferably with previous experience in Intercollegiate Athletics.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with multiple patrons in a positive and productive manner while maintaining integrity and adhering to the compliance rules of the NCAA, Big Ten, and University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and effectively determine when information needs to be advanced to other decision makers.
Ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, with the ability to effectively adapt and be flexible.
Ability to work effectively as part of a positive, team oriented environment.
Strong commitment to the student-athlete experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external constituency groups and to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 159010
About University of Michigan Athletic Department
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.