Development Assistant, College of Music Advancement Team

USA, Colorado, Boulder
Mar 14, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Music Advancement Team has an opportunity for a Development Assistant to provide administrative support to a team of advancement professionals working with the College of Music, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and CU Boulder Libraries.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

The Development Assistant will

  • Manage general office needs, including supplies, mail, general communications, etc.
  • Process gifts and donations within one business day, providing support for donors, faculty and staff colleagues with gift questions.
  • Coordinate and handle scheduling and meetings between advancement staff, faculty and donors, including setting up on and off campus appointments and creating weekly agenda of topics for team staff meeting.
  • Process invoices, purchase orders and expense reports and communicate with CU accounting department to address any issues and obtain approvals.
  • Develop and implement effective travelling strategies and systems for development officers and other team members, including booking travel, creating necessary trip paperwork, scheduling out-of-state donor visits, collaborating with university partners to coordinate travel for DOs and faculty partners, and working alongside events manager.
  • Manage team's budget.
  • Manage the team's facility needs.
  • Hire and manage one or more student assistants to accurately and reliably provide support for ongoing administrative processes and projects.
  • Act as liaison to advisory boards as assigned.
  • Generate gift agreements and work with Gift Administration, donors and campus colleagues to manage the routing and approval process.
  • Assist with special events as needed, including nights and weekends.
  • What We Can Offer:

    Competitive starting salary, commensurate with experience.

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    What We Require

  • A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience highly preferred.
  • At least one year of experience in administrative support.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends, in addition to regular business hours.
  • What We'd Like You to Have:

  • A degree or advanced degree in music or the arts.
  • Experience in arts administration.
  • Experience working within the CU Boulder environment a plus.
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