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About the Ross School of Business The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to build a better world through business. Through our powerful ideas, purpose-driven leaders, and positive impact, we empower business leaders to make a positive difference in the world. Learn more about Ross HERE .
About the Department The Michigan Ross Office of Advancement facilitates meaningful, external involvement among a variety of the school’s stakeholders and mobilizing private, voluntary support from external constituencies in service to the school's foremost priorities. As part of this work, the department organizes and produces events, programs, and opportunities for alumni to remain deeply connected with the life of the school.
Job Summary The Development Assistant will provide comprehensive administrative support for the Office of Advancement. This position requires someone who can work with multiple constituents to achieve high-level results. You will report to the Office Manager.
Supports the Major Gift Officers in traditional administrative capacity, including calendaring, travel arrangements, processing expense reports, meeting preparation and minutes, financial processes, email and phone correspondence, and report preparation
Help plan and execute special events, such as donor visits and small events
Answer phones, greets and assists visitors, triages and responds to inquiries about Development and Ross programs
Schedule appointments with volunteers, alumni, and staff; prepare meeting materials and reports
Create and maintain organizational systems for information on shared drives and in Google
Responsible for data integrity of databases
Create itineraries and donor briefings
Work as part of a support staff team to provide excellent customer service to visitors, donors, faculty, and staff
Coordinate and balance workload with other team members, provide back-up coverage for other support staff members, and help provide appropriate coverage during absences
Process gift checks
Use the University donor database (DART) and data warehouse (Business Objects) to confirm donor data, run reports, and modify, update, and upload alumni and donor data
Help with small-scale fundraising campaigns led by Ross School of Business constituents
High school diploma or equivalent or an equivalent combination of education and related experience
3+ years of experience in a support role
Customer service experience
Intermediate to advanced proficiency, speed and accuracy with Word, PowerPoint, Excel. And Google Drive
Salary Information: The general salary range for this position is $43,000 - $48,000. Candidates can expect to be paid a competitive and equitable salary. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge and skills for the position. You are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor alignment and transparency throughout the recruiting process.
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, hybrid or fully onsite at the Ross School of Business
Benefits at the University of 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 (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days)
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Flexible Work Program
Ross Onsite Fitness Center
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.