Brown University — Development Coordinator

Job Description:

The Development Coordinator provides high-level fundraising and administrative support to the Senior Philanthropic Advisor (SPA) and to a Director of Development (DoD) on the Academic Initiatives (AI) team. The SPA manages a pool of prospects/donors with the capacity to make $5M+ gifts to the University. This position will work with the offices of senior administrators across campus, their support teams, and key volunteers. It will include handling most administrative duties, which include but are not limited to, meeting and travel arrangements, gift/pledge recording accuracy, drafting high-level correspondence and briefings, data management relating to prospect correspondence/interactions and solicitation pipeline, conducting research, providing technical and logistical support to the SPA.

The Development Coordinator also provides comprehensive fundraising and high-level administrative support for the Director of Development assigned to the School of Public Health and the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute. The coordinator will manage all aspects of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for the assigned program area including: the major gifts pipeline; track and report on prospect-related interactions, and events involving relevant program directors; provide regular gift reports and analysis pertaining to fundraising; and maintain a repository of proposals to advance Campaign fundraising priorities. In collaboration with the stewardship team and prospect managers, the Coordinator will help ensure appropriate stewardship activities on behalf of the School of Public Health and the Hassenfeld Institute.  In collaboration with the Director of Development, the Coordinator will help manage the related advisory councils and ensure appropriate volunteer/donor engagement relating to the Council’s work.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets and CRM. Proficiency with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word is required.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a related field, such as higher education, non-profit, development, administrative, sales, customer relations, etc.

Job Competencies

  • Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong project/time management skills essential.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have an ability to handle and complete multiple projects concurrently and manage multiple information flows.
  • The individual in this position should be well organized, very responsible, and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Prioritizing and decision making are daily requirements of this position.  Creativity is a definite plus and an important skill to possess.
  • A high level of integrity, tact and discretion is required to deal with confidential donor/prospect information. High degree of professionalism is also expected.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Development Coordinator


Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

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.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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