Development Coordinator – Cranbrook Institute of Science

Cranbrook is one of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art. Comprising a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, House & Gardens, natural history museum and Pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory schools, Cranbrook welcomes thousands of visitors and students to its campus each year.

This position provides administrative support for the Advancement operation of Cranbrook Institute of Science including assisting the Director of Development, current and prospective donors, members and volunteers.  Primary responsibility is for the overall operations of the gift acknowledgement process for donors, including membership fulfillment.  This includes ensuring that workflow is handled efficiently and that the donor is acknowledged in a timely manner.  Additional responsibilities include generating gift reports, membership reports and member lists, as well as maintaining donor data, assisting with design and printing of membership literature and signs and responding to membership and volunteer inquiries.

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required; an associate degree or technical school training in computer science or secretarial science preferred. Minimum of five years of strong administration background which demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility.  Development experience is preferred. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and database management required in order to create mail merges, create complex spreadsheets, and maintain and run development reports required.  Knowledge of donor software programs preferred. Ability to accurately calculate figures and percentages and apply basic accounting concepts, with working knowledge of accounting principles required. Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks with deadlines (activity progress reports, gift acknowledgements, events management), with proven proficiency at effective prioritization and multitasking required. Efficient in maintaining hard copy file maintenance and documentation on all gifts received. Requires a valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.

Cranbrook offers competitive compensation and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, and retirement.  We also offer generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays and 3 optional holidays, employee discounts, and a unique environment in an educational setting that values collaboration.  For consideration, please submit a resume and completed Employee Application to:  Cranbrook – HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303-0801, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email

Posted on the MMA website 4/5.


 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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