Marketing and Media Assistant!

Office of University Development (OUD) Mission Statement:

The Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive, and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations.

Marketing Team Mission Statement:

The marketing team provides expert strategic marketing guidance, planning, and execution to development colleagues throughout the University of Michigan, and partners in sharing impactful stories that celebrate and inspire life-changing support.

Position Summary:

Our team is responsible for the execution of digital communications and supporting fundraising programs with a special focus on driving engagement via social media, online communities, and crowdfunding programs.

We are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented online engagement assistant to join our team and collaborate with us on marketing efforts. We need someone with curiosity and inspiration, talent and passion; someone who can support and enhance our “Leaders and Best” brand via social media and digital channels.


  • Supports the implementation of comprehensive communications and social media plans
  • Authors, when necessary, editorial content for social media, email, and web
  • Seeks opportunities to maximize donor/supporter engagement through social conversations and stewardship
  • Supports the design of online digital elements, as needed
  • Supports digital fundraising efforts 
  • Provides research and cataloging support
  • Supports special projects
  • Assists with updating and maintaining the Leaders and Best Impact website
  • Assists with presenting consistent, timely reporting on digital performance
  • Assists with administrative support for the team, as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Current University of Michigan student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to set and manage priorities, while handling multiple assignments and deadlines
  • One to two years of related experience creating content for digital platforms
  • Familiarity with social media channels and trends
  • Passion for the University of Michigan and development

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience adding or managing content on WordPress
  • Experience with an email platform like MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.

Hours: 20.0 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $15/hour

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