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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE - FOUNDATION RELATIONS
Supporting Boston University offers foundations the opportunity to invest strategically in research, scholarship, education, and service programs that change the world. As one of the largest private universities in the country and a leading global research and teaching institution, BU is uniquely poised to use foundation gifts wisely and well on a wide range of projects--from scholarly and scientific research, to scholarships, buildings, and community outreach. Many foundations take advantage of this opportunity, with wonderful results. Private philanthropic foundations support a huge range of Boston University projects and programs. Each foundation meets various philanthropic objectives, and at the same time makes incredible research and learning happen.
The Development Associate is responsible for assisting the Foundation Relations team's efforts while directly supporting the Assistant Vice President (AVP)'s strategy and initiatives. The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the fundraising activities of Foundation Relations team members, particularly on the Charles River Campus. This position serves as the primary data administrator for ensuring the integrity and organization of fundraising pipelines in the Blackbaud eCRM system (BBEC), the relationship management system used by Development and Alumni Relations. The Development Associate will be responsible for communications, reports, and basic research and data analysis as needed. The Development Associate must work cooperatively with a wide variety of colleagues and external constituents, including University leadership, faculty, staff, and alumni, to help execute strategies and work toward overall development goals.
Essential Functions - with percentages
Data Management and Writing (45%)
Manage all aspects of constituent relationship system reporting and record maintenance in Blackbaud Enterprise system (BBEC), including entering plans, opportunities, and other information. Based on information contained in BBEC, generate, draft, and compile the following: pipeline reports and queries, reports for the stewardship of foundations, and briefings for foundation visits. Also needs to maintain updated BU boilerplate information and standard proposal attachments including audited university financials, 990 tax forms, trustee lists, etc.
Office Support & Communications (35%)
Provide day-to-day support for the AVP and other frontline fundraisers and serve as office administrator and operations coordinator to ensure smooth and efficient office communication and protocols. Format and distribute foundation funding opportunities to frontline fundraisers, maintain calendar of these opportunities, and send reminders, as appropriate. Coordinate with the Office of Research to distribute and help administer limited submission funding opportunities. Perform general office support duties, including scheduling meetings, ordering supplies, tracking expenses, assisting with travel arrangements, and processing reimbursements. Work with the development communications team (DevCom) to produce collateral that supports Foundation Relations priorities, including written materials and digital content.
Workshop and Other Event Management (15%)
Assist with all phases of planning and execution of events, especially workshops and donor visits. Includes preparing and disseminating meeting materials, arranging speakers, and managing logistics. Tasks include: booking space, catering, tracking registrations, preparing collaterals, and publicizing events. Includes also staffing events and post-event follow-up and tracking.
Special projects (5%)
Work closely with the AVP and other frontline fundraisers to create new foundation fundraising resources, such as a successful proposal library, early career funding roadmaps, and database of foundation service by faculty.
A bachelor's degree and three to five years of relevant work experience.
Must have advanced oral/written communications experience.
Ability to collaborate and multitask; knowledge of donor database applications.
Must be able to handle confidential material responsibly and interact professionally with a wide spectrum of individuals.
Some event coordination experience.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 3252
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