Brown University — Development Associate

Job Description:

The Development Associate provides an advanced level of direct administrative support to the Assistant Vice President of Development. The department seeks a personable and engaged individual who cares about Diversity and Inclusion and who is eager to contribute through excellent interpersonal, writing, reporting, and project management skills. This position requires collaborative interactions with members within the Division as well as with academic leaders, faculty and staff across campus as well as interactions with Brown volunteers and donors.

The Development Associate’s duties will include proactively managing calendars, schedules, budgets, travel/meeting arrangements and fundraising pipeline. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of reports, briefings, and high-level correspondence. They may occasionally be asked to assist in facilitating event planning logistics both on and off campus for large and small-scale events and to provide technical and logistical support.

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

  • Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills and project and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Google Suite, Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, electronic mail and calendars, mainframe, and internet/HTML that support high-level fundraising.
  • Experience coordinating complex travel arrangements and calendars.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with data and experience managing budgets.
  • Proficient with audio/visual and presentation platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams or WebEx, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a university setting.

Job Competencies

  • Ability to learn and advocate for Diversity and Inclusion principles. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have an ability to handle and complete projects concurrently.
  • The incumbent must possess tact, discretion, sound judgment and initiative. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Comfort in dealing with a wide range of University constituencies.
  • Ability to be self-driven, working independently with judgment and discretion. Ability to multitask and prioritize workload.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field such as fundraising, higher education, non-profit, development, alumni relations, and/or marketing.

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 Associate


Grade 8

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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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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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