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Program Assistant
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Job ID 4040
Job Type All Jobs
Employer University Musical Society
Date Posted Sep 06, 2018
Category Professional/Administrative
Job Description

The Development Work-Study Student will offer support for key fundraising initiatives, special events, donor communications, and reports.  Projects will range from special events like the Victors for the Arts Gala, fundraising initiatives like Giving BlueDay, to research/data gathering and analysis for grant reports and donor stewardship communications. In addition, this position will assist with developing and designing event invitations, ads, newsletters, and donor impact stories. Opportunities are also available in graphic design, social media, creative thinking, and/or writing/editing.


• Help with logistics and planning of special fundraising and donor stewardship events (seating charts, nametags, place cards, signage, on-site support, etc.)
• Help collect, analyze, and synthesize UMS data for Donor Communications & Development Reports.
• Assist in preparing & executing Donor marketing communications (letters, emails, stewardship reports, invitations) and content generation for email stewardship and social media fundraising campaigns.
• Assist in responding to internal and external requests of the Development Department.
• Help maintain departmental information on databases (Tessitura/Ticketing System, DART).
• Opportunities available for creativity & graphic design (paid print ads and invitation design).
• If availability allows, provide on-site staffing for Development events.

• Whenever possible, special projects will be assigned that reflect personal interests and career goals.

Job Requirements

Specific Qualifications:
• Strong writing and research skills.
• Ability to take the initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work with diverse communities.
• Be reliable, flexible, self-motivated, and meticulous.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Reader).
• Have an interest in the performing arts/culture.

Available Openings 1
Hours 10.0 to 12.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.00/hour, Depends on Experience
Time Frame Fall/Winter
Contact Name Rachelle Anne Lesko
Contact Email
Work Location 881 N University Ave Burton Memerial Tower Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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