The Henry Ford

Donor Relations and Special Projects

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Posted On: June 11
Location: The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, MI (, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Manager of Donor Relations and Special Projects!

The Manager of Donor Relations and Special Projects is responsible for assisting in managing the stewardship of the top 100 donors and prospects of The Henry Ford’s Capital Campaign, and future six and seven figure donors after the Campaign ends.  Specifically, s(he) works as the donor relations liaison with our partner, the STEMIE coalition, on bridging the donor/partner stewardship plan with the STEMIE high-capacity individual, corporate, and foundation donors, ensuring that plans are activated in concert with The Henry Ford.  The Manager will ensure that all fulfillment promises to leadership Campaign donors - individual, corporate, and foundation are met in a timely fashion and work collaboratively internally with IAT and cross-functionally with other teams to ensure the necessary stewardship of these donor/partner relationships occurs.  

Additionally, the Manager will have oversight of the Manager/Campaign Events and Donor/Partner Recognition and have accountability for all Institutional Advancement and Campaign event and cultivation activities.  S(he) will be the liaison to cross-functional teams on institutional events, ensuring that Campaign donors, STEMIE donors, and partners are represented with the best cultivation and stewardship in mind.  S(he) is a key member of the Institutional Advancement Team (IAT) and is expected to work collaboratively within the team and also with cross-functional teams.  

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years’ successful experience in an alumni relations, development, special events, or institutional advancement setting
  • Experience working with high-level volunteers/donors a must.  
  • Interest in The Henry Ford’s mission and a dedication to promoting The Henry Ford’s fundraising priorities through developing relationships with donors and prospective donors, staff, volunteers, institutional leadership, and the advancement team.  

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