The Brown University Division of Advancement seeks qualified applicants for the position of Development Associate.
This position will provide an advanced level of direct administrative support to two Academic Initiatives development officers. The position will assist in advancing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship goals of the director/officers as well as providing fundraising support for academic program/department/initiative/center(s)staffed by the directors. The successful candidate will be a personable, energetic individual who is eager to contribute through excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, data management, and project management skills. This position requires collaborative interactions with members within the Division as well as with deans, directors, faculty, and staff within academic departments across campus as well as interactions with Brown volunteers and donors.
The Development Associate proactively manages projects; maintains the proposal pipeline; gathers/maintains data and assists in preparing paper/electronic reports using a variety of computer software; schedules travel/meeting arrangements for the officers and deans/faculty as appropriate; drafts high level correspondence and briefings; prepares regular correspondence, acknowledgements, and mailings; conducts research; facilitates event planning logistics both on and off campus for large and small scale events; and provides technical and logistical support. to the directors and the academic programs they oversee..
Highly motivated, proactive, and energetic individual who can think independently and analytically and may seek to build a career in Advancement.
Experience in a higher-education, fundraising, or non-profit setting highly desirable.
Bachelorâ™s degree and two years of relevant experience (development, sales, customer relations and administrative), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong project management, time management, and data management skills.
Must be detail-oriented and have an ability to handle and complete multiple projects concurrently.
Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, FileMaker Pro databases. Use of Google applications as well as Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word, is required. Experience with fundraising contact management platforms desirable; knowledge of Blackbaud systems preferred.
Proven ability to analyze data, research information, problem-solve, and coordinate projects.
Must have a high degree of computer proficiency and information management skills to carry out the major responsibilities of this position.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required; enjoys working with people and possesses skills necessary for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal constituents (deans, directors, faculty, staff); highly collaborative approach.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check and education check satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications.oversee.
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ149400
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