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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Development Associate provides comprehensive fundraising and high level administrative support for  development efforts including those administered on behalf of 2+ academic initiatives managed by two Academic Initiatives Directors of Development (for a total of 4+ initiatives in the Associate's portfolio). The Associate manages various aspects of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for the respective academic areas for which their two Directors of Development serve as Advancement liaisons.  These  include: managing major gifts pipelines; providing updated information about programs and funding opportunities to fundraisers for cultivation and proposal development; tracking and reporting on prospect-related interactions  and events involving relevant program directors; facilitating regular gift reports and analyses pertaining to fundraising; and maintaining a repository of proposals to advance Campaign fundraising priorities. In collaboration with donor stewardship and prospect managers, the Associate helps to ensure appropriate stewardship activities on behalf of the program directors.  In collaboration with the several respective academic areas for which their two Directors of Development serve as Advancement liaison, the Associate helps manage volunteer committees, particularly President's Advisory Councils.

This position provides an advanced level of direct support to two Academic Initiatives Directors of Development. Using knowledge of donor interest and university priorities, this position advances strategy development and donor engagement in coordination with the Directors of Development by drafting plans, briefings and high-level correspondence, as well as reviewing and tracking stewardship.  

This position handles the following tasks, which include but are not limited to: meeting/travel arrangements, proposal pipeline maintenance, event support, as well as technical and logistical support to two Directors of Development. This position is also responsible for most information technology tasks and functions in support of the two Directors of Development.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience in a directly-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Experience in a higher-education, fundraising, or non-profit setting required.

Job Competencies

Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project/time management skills essential.
  • 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, and Google Drive; use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word is required.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud preferred.
  • Must have a degree of computer proficiency and Information Management Skills to carry out the major responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • 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:

Development Associate, Academic Initiatives




Grade 8

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

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.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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.

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