Brown University — Development Associate

Job Description:
This position will provide an advanced level of direct administrative support to the Vice Dean of Advancement and the Director of Alumni and Donor Relations. The position will assist in advancing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship goals of the Vice Dean and Director, as well as providing fundraising support for the Brown University School of Public Health. 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 School, including faculty and staff, with the central Office of Advancement, 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 director(s) 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.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience (development, sales, customer relations and administrative) required, experience in a higher-education, fundraising, or non-profit setting highly desirable and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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, FileMaker Pro databases. Use of Google applications as well as 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.
  • Ability to analyze data, research information, problem solve, and coordinate projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Experience with fundraising contact management platforms desirable, knowledge of Blackbaud systems preferred.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:
Development Associate

School of Public Health

Grade 8

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Time Type:
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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