Development Associate

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jun 09, 2016
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Northeastern University

Development Associate


Requisition Number: STFR003016

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Bouve Development Associate is responsible for the majority of the back office programs and activities that support the front-line fundraising efforts. The DA will oversee publications including project management of the bi-annual magazine Vital Signs, coordinating communications for the Bouve website, and oversee donor stewardship projects. The DA will collaborate with the Central Advancement Donor Relations team in the preparation and production of donor reports and will work to continue to streamline and improve the Bouve awards and scholarship process. The candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively and independently both inside and outside of the Bouve development office and have the ability to represent and build relationships with the Central Advancement. Other responsibilities include oversight of work study students and assisting with logistics of the annual Pharmacy Scholarship lunch. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Director of Development for Bouve, the DA will be responsible for special projects such as assisting with donor outreach, travel logistics and Concur payments.


Bachelors Degree required and at least 2-3 years of experience in university-based development and/or admissions required. The university is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial, energetic individual who can think independently and analytically and seeks to build a career in advancement. Must be able to exercise absolute discretion and good judgment when dealing with confidential and sensitive material; maintain high standards of professional competence and adhere to a professional code of conduct. Must be able to manage and facilitate a diverse workload and produce quality results in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple priority projects at once with ease; be proactive and detail oriented, resourceful, and work effectively with colleagues and external constituents at all levels. Must be able to anticipate and solve problems. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; enjoys working collaboratively with people and possesses skills necessary for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal (development team, deans, faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents; highly collaborative in approach. Strong organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; working knowledge of database management/reporting systems, experience with Salesforce and/or Banner is a plus.

Additional Information:
Bouv College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the Universitys mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouv, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nations premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeasterns international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nations top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Bostons historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Childrens Hospital Boston, Brigham & Womens Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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