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26 Sep 2022

Part-Time Coordinator for Foundation Relations

WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine – Posted by morteg Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Job Description


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting an On-Call Coordinator for Foundation Relations within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.  Responsible to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from regional, state-wide and national foundations. Will identify, research and initiate contact with foundation representatives to develop opportunities for submitting applications for support of the mission and programs of WMed. Works with WMed administrative staff to prepare proposals and applications for foundation funding of WMed strategic priorities. Prepares a listing of top 100, top 50 and top 25 foundations with funding interests that match programmatic activity of the medical school. The Coordinator will document all their research and interactions with foundation representatives in the WMed Salesforce database system.


  • Research and prepares a list of top foundation prospects for WMed.
  • On a weekly basis initiate telephone, e-mail and in-person contacts with foundation representatives to connect them with WMed.
  • Actively pursues the preparation of foundation applications for support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to build network of foundation contacts.
  • On a monthly basis submits applications for foundation support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to record applications for support.
  • Prepare outcome reports for all Foundation funded projects.
  • Prepare stewardship reports and activities to recognize foundations for their financial support of WMed.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time-sensitive projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience with non-profit organizations, fundraising organizations, or business organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong in-person, telephone and small group presentation skills.
  • Prior experience in preparing and submitting applications for foundation support preferred.
  • Experience preparing program and project budgets, annual impact reports, and statements of foundation-funded outcomes a plus.
  • Prior experience using database systems, especially Salesforce, are preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

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

We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.

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 nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have 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, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, 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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Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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