September 18, 2014

Human Resources Generalist

Cranbrook Educational Community

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Development officer

Field of Interest
Arts & culture

The Director of Development will be directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major donors, alumni, and corporate, government and foundation prospects for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum.  Support will be sought for exhibit and program sponsorship, endowment and scholarship programs, capital projects, and high-end annual fund gifts.  The Director will also manage a team responsible for raising annual fund, membership and unrestricted support for the Academy and Art Museum and for implementing a strong alumni relations program for the Academy.  Will provide leadership and oversight of fund raising events and staff in support of all areas of development. 


Bachelor's degree required, along with a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably with a museum, cultural or educational institution; excellent interpersonal skills and high level organizational skills; capability of working with major donors, high level volunteers and major administrators; computer proficiency necessary; knowledge of government grants and governmental processes; solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituencies and high level volunteers and donors, including corporate and foundation officers at all levels.

Cranbrook Educational Community is comprised of Cranbrook Schools, the Academy of Art and Art Museum, an Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House & Gardens. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Cranbrook's 319-acre campus is a National Historic Landmark that welcomes tens of thousands of museum visitors each year to its Art Museum and Institute of Science. Cranbrook also is home to more than 1,600 students in grades pre-K through 12 attending Cranbrook Schools.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed Employee Application to:  Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303-0804, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] 

Our Employee Application can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at  

Cranbrook offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes medical, dental, life and retirement.  Cranbrook is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.

Date Posted
August 29, 2014

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