Development Officer

Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Development Officer

Requisition Number: STFR004050

Division/College: University Advancement

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Exceptional opportunity to join a team of enthusiastic and accomplished Advancement professionals at an institution on the rise. Located in the heart of Boston and lauded for its academic rigor and Co-Op Program, Northeastern University is gaining considerable attention and momentum as an innovative leader in higher education. Ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation, Northeastern is in the final stages of Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern—the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history—that will enhance substantially the university's capacity for influence and impact. Developing model philanthropic partnerships with alumni, parents and friends requires a first rate development operation. Northeastern offers a generous and competitive benefits package, a refreshingly collaborative working environment and a dedicated talent management program in the Office of University Advancement.

Northeastern seeks a proactive and entrepreneurial Development Officer (DO) who can advance the individual giving program at the Northeastern Athletic Department. Northeastern Athletics is a leader in establishing an environment that balances academic and athletic excellence.

Reporting to the Director of Development for Athletics and working in close collaboration with our athletic administrative staff and coaches, the DO is responsible for identifying and building relationships with prospective donors, developing strategies for their cultivation, and soliciting gifts at both the major gift and the leadership gift level.


The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of formal development experience, preferably in higher education; however, those with a similar record of professional service and who exhibit the knowledge of and skills for professional development work will receive careful consideration. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (graduate or professional degree preferred). Demonstrated interest in supporting the vision of academic and athletic excellence with integrity.

In addition, the successful candidate should be highly collaborative in approach, demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills necessary for building relationships with various university constituents, both internal and external.
The DO will be expected to travel, including occasional nights and weekends, for the Athletic Department in support of its programs and priorities. DO will be required to regularly attend athletic competitions, both home and away.

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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