Development Associate

Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Development Associate

Requisition Number: STFR003654

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Development Associate (DA) provides administrative and logistical support to the Associate Dean of Development within the College of Engineering (COE). The DA is responsible for managing the Associate Dean's calendar and coordinating travel. Additionally, this position periodically assists other members of the team, including emergency support to staff away from the office on university business and database reporting needs. The DA carries a university-issued mobile phone, to be responsive during non-scheduled work hours to urgent requests and must be available for occasional nights and weekends. The DA also prepares gift documentation for processing, tracks the department's operating budget, and participates in budget meetings.

The DA prepares briefings and organizes itineraries for high-level visits and meetings both on and off campus. This position oversees and maintains accuracy of data and prepares reports using a variety of databases and programs. The DA implements and monitors systems to assure strategic follow up with prospects and donors, and contributes to departmental goals by accomplishing related duties as required.

The position requires maturity, sensitivity, strong interpersonal skills, and a solid work ethic. The individual must be detail oriented, self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize the assigned workload while managing simultaneousness projects in a fast-paced environment. The position is ideal for someone seeking entry into advancement, communications, event planning, and/or fundraising and development. Preceding employees in this role were promoted to higher-level positions within the University Advancement division. This is a great opportunity to join a supportive and collaborative team within the greater Northeastern University Advancement community.


The University is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic individual who can think independently and analytically, and is interested in building a career in advancement, development, fundraising and/or communications. A Bachelor’s degree required plus 2 to 3 years of experience in office management, administration or customer service environment (higher education, development, and/or communication experience preferred). Writing and/or journalism background a plus. This position requires proven ability to manage and facilitate an intense workload and produce quality results in a fast-paced environment with multiple priority projects at once. Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment when dealing with confidential and sensitive material. Will be proactive, anticipate problems, be resourceful and work effectively with colleagues and external constituents at all levels. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; enjoys working with people and possesses the necessary skills for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, alumni, parents) and internal (deans, faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents; highly collaborative in approach. Strong organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook; Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

Additional Information:

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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