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How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply through the UM Jobs website ( In addition to your resume, please submit a cover letter, not to exceed one page. 

In the body of your letter, please describe how the position fits with and advances your career goals.  (Please submit your cover letter and resume together as a single electronic document, as the system will accommodate only one attachment.)  Your resume and cover letter will serve as a writing sample for the initial screening process.

Job Summary

Who we are

LSA Advancement champions the liberal arts at the University of Michigan by creating access and opportunities for learning, engagement, and giving that will improve the world. We are a 70+ team-based, positive work environment that is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to optimize support for the college, as well as for creating marketing and communications that demonstrate the value of the college’s liberal arts mission to external and internal audiences. To learn more about our culture, what we do, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit our Join Our Team Website.


Who you are

Are you an organized person who likes to manage a project from beginning to end?  Can we count on you to manage up, down, and across teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and with excellence? Do you take pride in your ability to communicate and collaborate? Do you have a knack for picking up technology platforms and tech tools and experience using (and troubleshooting) technology platforms to coordinate large, creative projects? If so, you should consider joining our team.


What you'll do

In this role you will be responsible for managing and coordinating projects that support the fundraising side of our business.  You will work with fundraisers, stewardship officers, writers, in-house designers, financial analysts, business intelligence analysts, and others to oversee the production of fundraising communications.  You will ensure the excellence of the communications and their timely delivery via a donor portal, email, print and web applications.  Strategic planning, writing, proofing, and editing will be a part of your everyday work.

The Development Project Coordinator will report to the Director of Development.

The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $53,000.

A full job description can be found here.


Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off and paid holidays
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance, starting on day one of employment
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage

Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree AND/OR 2+ years in a professional work environment
  • Demonstrated writing, proofing and editing experience
  • Experience with spreadsheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in an administrative role with some project coordination or management
  • Experience using CRM (Consumer Relationship Management) database systems

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can rock the role, we'd love to learn more about you.

Additional Information

Women, BIPOC, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.