The Center for Michigan, publisher of Bridge Michigan and
BridgeDetroit, seeks a full-time Fund Development Associate to join
our team to help support our civic mission and support our growing
team of talented journalists.
We are seeking a detail-oriented individual to join our Earned
Revenue team as a Fund Development Associate to help take our
nonprofit organization to the next level as we increase our earned
revenue. This is a great position for an individual who thrives
working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and who would
enjoy helping us be even more effective than we already are.
In this role, you will have primary responsibility for managing
our gift processing, and maintaining and updating our Salesforce
donor database. With your teammates, you will also work on a wide
range of projects such as appeals, special events and stewardship
Our ideal candidate will be eager to support one of the nation’s
most innovative news organizations, and will possess a basic
familiarity with fundraising, including ideally some experience
with major donors and/or foundations. The right candidate will be
smart, organized, and entrepreneurial, with strong communication,
project management, and analytical skills.
The Fund Development Associate will work closely with our entire
Earned Revenue team, particularly our Membership & Engagement
maintain the Center for Michigan's
data integrity, improvement and analysis;
assist in donor research to maximize
fundraising revenue, communication impact and outreach;
provide excellent customer service to
internal and external constituents;
oversee team document and data
respond to reader and donor
The candidate will demonstrate experience working with Customer
Relationship Management software (CRM) systems, preferably
Salesforce, and will assist the Center’s Earned Revenue team to
effectively utilize the CRM system.
The candidate will have a combination of the following skills
Outstanding communication and
interpersonal skills, both verbal and written; ability to write
clearly and compellingly.
Proven project management and task
management ability in a deadline-driven environment.
Superior attention to detail, with
excellent analytical skills.
Flexible and comfortable in a work
environment where multitasking is the norm, the pace is fast, and
priorities will evolve.
Ability to work both independently
and as a team player.
Excellent organization skills,
professional demeanor, positive attitude and a sense of humor.
Interest in becoming part of an
entrepreneurial nonprofit organization, an openness to new ideas
and a willingness to be flexible.
Proficient with office software,
primarily the Google Suite; customer relationship management tools
(Salesforce), newsletter tools (MailChimp), and document management
solutions (Dropbox, Google Drive)
Bachelor’s degree preferred or
One to two years of relevant
professional experience is preferred (e.g., database management,
project management, prospect research, nonprofit operations);
development experience is preferred.
The position will be expected to work out of the Center for
Michigan’s Ann Arbor area office in a hybrid
work-from-office/work-from-home environment, spending approximately
2-3 days a week in the office working with other Center staff. The
position reports to the Center for Michigan’s Membership &
Engagement Director Amber DeLind.
How to Apply:
Position is open until filled. Please submit brief answers
to the questions below and resume to email@example.com
We will be glad to hear from you, and will do all we can to answer
any questions you have about the Center for Michigan, the role and
the hiring process.
Three questions to answer in brief in lieu of a cover
What about this position compelled
you to apply?
What personality traits do you
possess that make you a good fit for this position?
Describe how you would help Bridge
enhance the usage and functionality of its CRM database.
About the Center for Michigan
Founded in 2006, the Center for Michigan is a nonpartisan “think
and do tank” which seeks to improve citizen engagement and public
education in Michigan through in-depth journalism and engagement.
The Center publishes Bridge Michigan which is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan news organization that provides passionate and rooted
Michigan readers with honest, fact-driven journalism on the state’s
diverse people, politics, and economy. The Center also publishes
the editorially independent BridgeDetroit which is a non-profit
news and engagement organization that is laser-focused on lifting
up the issues that Detroiters themselves identify as important to
their lives. The Center is a nonprofit that relies on the
support of individual member donations, sponsorships, and
The Center for Michigan offers competitive salaries and flexible
work arrangements.The targeted compensation for this position
begins at $45,000 annually. Our offices have a casual environment
and we respect work-life balance. Benefits at the Center for
medical, vision and dental
4-6 weeks of
minimum three weeks paid time off per
The Center for Michigan is an equal opportunity employer,
committed to diversity in our workforce and creating an inclusive
environment. As we are working towards building an organization
that better reflects the communities we serve, we especially
encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to
apply, including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+
community, and people with disabilities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment. The Center for Michigan will not discriminate in its
employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion,
national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and
sexual orientation), age, disability/handicap, height, weight,
marital status, familial status, veteran status, citizenship, or
any other classification protected by federal or state law or local