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Specialist - Borgess Foundation

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Specialist-Foundation Develop - Borgess Foundation - Full-Time,Day - Ascension Borgess Hospital - Kalamazoo,MI

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to coordinate annual events, fundraising campaigns and other charitable campaigns for the Borgess Foundation.  This role will focus on Borgess in Kalamazoo, MI and will partner with other development specialists across Borgess owned facilities.


  • Assists with fundraising campaigns including budgets and timelines. Coordinates the creative process, file selection, production and mailing, and the acknowledgement process.
  • Supports strategy to train staff on marketing campaigns, soliciting donors, and defining levels of giving and benefits. Creates printed materials and updates databases and websites with campaign program information.
  • Implements donor relations/recognition activities. Develops donor confidence and relationships through effective gift solicitation, processing and acknowledgement.
  • Supports the development and implementation of tracking strategies for solicitation efforts and perform analysis of data for results.

What You Will Need


  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certification specializing in Fund Raising.  - CFE


High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required


Work Experience:

  • 3 years of more experience  in event oversight & coordination of annual programming preferred.
  • 3 years experience working in a non-profit philanthropic organization preferred.
  • Strong written communication skills  - ability to produce samples.
  • Talent in detail orientation and high skilled in organization to enable successfull oversight of multiple projects.
  • Ability to collaborate and interact well with development team and departments leaders at Borgess.
  • Highly proficient computer skills, social media experience and Razors Edge software background preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 396729
Category: Charitable
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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