The Development Associate provides comprehensive fundraising and high-level administrative support for development efforts including those administered on behalf of the Director of the Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), as well as the CFR team (four Associate Directors, one Assistant Director, and one Associate). The Development Associate supports various aspects of the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of institutional donors, as well as the entire life cycle of corporate or foundation gifts/awards, working with numerous partners throughout the Division of Advancement. This work includes: managing the CFR pipeline; tracking prospect-related interactions and opportunities; tracking awards and preparing relevant documentation; drafting agreements, acknowledgement letters and invoices for gifts as requested by prospect managers and academic departments; and facilitating regular gift reports and analyses pertaining to fundraising.Â This position also handles the following tasks, which include, but are not limited to: meeting/traveling arrangements, site visits, and information technology tasks.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree and two years of relevant experience (non-profit administration, development, sales, customer relations, university support), or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting is highly desirable. Experience with database systems and/or writing/editing/proofreading skills highly desirable.Â Â
Excellent analytical, data management and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities and solve problems independently.
Advanced knowledge and ability to use Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Experience using a relational database and facility in advanced spreadsheet functions like pivot tables, macros, etc. is preferred.
Demonstrable writing/editing/proofreading skills, with an interest in and ability to communicate clearly and persuasively about research and learning in a higher education and/or healthcare setting.
Candidates must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application.
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Job Posting Title:
Corporate and Foundation Relations Development Associate
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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: REQ169842
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.