Staff

Accounts Payable Clerk

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for processing invoices, reimbursements and cash advances for payment; processing system, manual and void checks; handling payment issues; analyzing and researching vendor information; maintaining the Accounts Payable filing system; assist with Purchasing Cards: reconciling various general ledger accounts; and providing assistance to the Accounts Payable Supervisor and  Chief Financial Officer. Requirements: High School diploma required; Associates degree is preferred.  Two years of office experience, preferably in an Accounting department.  Computer proficiency in spreadsheets, accounting software, and word documents is required.


Alumni Relations Manager

The Alumni Relations Manager is responsible for successfully initiating, implementing and managing a robust alumni relations program for Cranbrook Academy of Art (the Academy) to increase the Academy’s outreach to alumni and to increase alumni support as donors, advocates and volunteers.  The Alumni Relations Manager maintains accurate alumni data, outreach efforts to alumni and their families (via newsletters, web and social networking) and assists in identifying alumni for the Academy’s recruitment efforts.  The position serves as a liaison to the Alumni Circle Committee. 

Responsibilities include: Successfully initiating, implementing and managing a robust alumni relations program. Proactively identifying and successfully implementing opportunities and strategies for engagement and cultivation of individual Academy alumni or groups of alumni through research, communications, on- and off-campus events and personal visits by representatives of the Academy. Proactively consulting and successfully working with the Academy's Director of Development and the Marketing and Communications team to develop appropriate and regular communications for alumni cultivation, recognition and engagement. Maintaining on Cranbrook databases accurate and complete alumni information, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, significant accomplishments, employment information, and family information.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in alumni relations, customer relations, development, communications/public relations or comparable employment experience is required, with demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically in order to successfully accomplish goals and objectives.  Experience must demonstrate a record of successful alumni or customer relations, management or fundraising skills.  Must also demonstrate ability to write effective letters, introductions, proposals, acknowledgements, and alumni/donor communications.  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required in order to work successfully with high level alumni, Board members, and other internal and external constituents.  Personal computer literacy and understanding of computerized relational database operations and ability to perform data management, retrieval and analysis are essential. Experience working in an educational institution is preferred. Demonstrated experience with The Raiser's Edge or Senior Systems software is a plus.  A graduate degree  from Cranbrook Academy of Art or another accredited graduate art or design program is also a plus.  


Director of Development

The Director of Development for Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for HUB, including annual giving, corporate and foundation support, major and planned giving, and special events.  The Director reports to Director of Horizons Upward Bound and the Chief Advancement Officer, and receives strategic development assistance from the Director of Development for Cranbrook Schools.  This position has a critical role in the successful operation of HUB and in meeting its financial and program goals and objectives and those of Cranbrook Educational Community (CEC). Responsibilities include: Develop and implement a comprehensive development program for Horizons-Upward Bound, including short- and long-term goals and strategies for all areas of fundraising. Successfully direct the planning, execution and evaluation of the annual giving program for HUB, including donor solicitations and acknowledgements and statistical reports and analyses, and ensure that they are conducted for approved purposes, in compliance with CEC policies and procedures, and meet HUB’s programmatic, development, and budget expectations and goals. Initiate, prepare, and submit all proposals to foundations and corporations for grant or sponsorship support for HUB’s priority needs and financial goals; work with HUB’s Director and Program Manager to successfully meet all reporting requirements in conjunction with all foundation and corporate grants or awards; identify new foundation and corporate sources of funding for HUB; and provide regular statistical reports and analyses on foundation and corporate support as requested. And more. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field is strongly preferred, and three to five years of fundraising experience is required.  To successfully perform the functions of this position, computer proficiency is required, especially in Word and Excel for letter mail merges, Power Point web based applications, mass emails and donor software programs for prospect contact management.


Director of Annual Fund

Primary responsibility is the strategic execution, management, and growth of our annual giving program, including communication and solicitation through direct mail, email, phone-a-thon, personal visitation and volunteer engagement. The Director also provides mentorship and direction to annual giving staff in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting broader development and campaign goals for alumni and parent relations. Will cultivate and model best practices in the areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations related to annual giving to ensure that the Schools remains a leader among its peers in terms of dollars raised, participation, and leadership giving, and internally in terms of data integrity, solicitation and timely donor stewardship.Requirements: Bachelors degree with a minimum of five to seven years of experience in fund development required. Understanding of the fundamental principles and practices associated with annual giving, including face-to-face solicitations, direct mail, telephone solicitations, and stewardship. Independent school experience preferred. Management experience preferred, with emphasis on mentorship. Valid Michigan driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Additional qualifications include: Collaborative, dynamic individual with seasoned fundraising skills. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all constituents including staff, administration, volunteers, donors and Board members. Experience in planning and managing special events and fundraising activities. Experience in identifying, training, and working with volunteers. Experience managing successful Annual Fund program during a campaign preferred. Commitment to the school and its mission, program, and future aspirations.


Director of Development

Cranbrook Institute of Science, a leading Midwestern museum of Natural History and Science located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is seeking a dynamic and driven Head of Development to lead and further develop our fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major donors as well as corporate and foundation prospects for Cranbrook Institute of Science.  With the direct support of the Institute’s Director, funding will be sought for exhibition and program sponsorships, endowment, capital projects and high-end annual fund gifts. Gift ranges will typically be $10,000 and up. Responsibilities include: developing and implementing short and long-term plans to secure major gift support for targeted constituencies; coordinating and executing personal solicitations of major donors; ongoing identification and cultivation of major gift prospects; maintaining prospect-tracking systems and working closely with other Cranbrook divisions on fundraising activities. This position reports directly to the Institute Director, a full partner in the Institute’s fundraising efforts, and oversees a staff of two full time development colleagues. Requirements: An interest in and passion for the Institute’s mission is key. The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelors Degree or higher and will possess a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably within a museum, cultural or educational institution.  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are critical. The personality and drive to steward major donors, high-level volunteers and others is a must.  Development database proficiency is a necessity as is a strong knowledge of our region’s philanthropic landscape, particularly SE Michigan.


Student Accounts Coordinator
 
The Student Accounts Coordinator is responsible for processing all charges and credits to student accounts; processing month-end close of student accounts including printing and delivering of statements; handling parent and student inquiries; maintaining confidential delinquent account information; and performing collection activity on delinquent accounts. Requirements: High School Diploma required (Associates degree is preferred).  Requires two years of accounting experience that demonstrates knowledge of accounting processes and principles related to classifying, recording, and summarizing data and making computations to compile and keep accounting/finance records.  Computer proficiency in spreadsheets, accounting software, and word documents is required.  General ledger software experience preferred.  Must be able to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and deal effectively with all levels of CEC staff and external constituents.

Superintendent of Maintenance

The Superintendent of Maintenance is responsible for the scheduling and management of staff and contractors who perform mechanical, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, electronics, painting, plastering, window and door restoration, carpentry and other building maintenance and repairs.    Responsibilities include implementing an approved preventative and deferred maintenance program.  The Superintendent is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of campus heating, ventilating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical on a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week basis, including rotating on evening and weekend coverage for Emergency Back-Up (EBU).  The Superintendent also participates in the planning of proposed projects, reviewing blueprints, project drawings and project costs, proposed materials and construction methods, contract supervision, and the coordination of project schedules with other planned work on campus. Requirements: High School Diploma required, Associate Degree preferred.  This position requires a minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in HVAC, plumbing and electrical maintenance, with five (5) years in an educational environment leadership role preferred.  Prior experience in the administration of Union agreements is required.  The incumbent must have an in-depth working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical equipment, tools, materials and methods to establish work assignments and priorities and possess a demonstrated understanding of mechanical, plumbing, electrical and ice arena ammonia systems.  Must have a working knowledge of the Occupational, Health & Safety Act (OSHA) safety regulations, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and requirements, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates, the Employee Right to Know Act, HAZMAT codes and regulations, Confined Space Entry mandates, Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) standards and requirements, and all other Federal, State or local government regulatory and inspection requirements.  A Michigan Mechanical Contractor license, Master Plumber license and/or Master Electrician license are preferred. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative, professional and physical plant staff and a strong commitment to the concept of excellence in service is required.  Some computer skills are necessary. Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; and obtain accurate measurements for the purposes of developing budgets and providing work cost estimates.