Working Title: Development Associate
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 01-25-2018
The Office of University Advancement is currently seeking a Development Associate.
The Development Associate provides high level administrative support to development officers focused on fundraising strategies for Student Affairs and the Parents Program.
The Development Associate coordinates administrative functions such as interacting with donors and professional fundraisers, scheduling, booking travel, stewardship assistance, managing donor records, reporting, and basic administrative support. Additionally, he/she may assist in special projects as needed.
The ideal candidate will have considerable administrative experience; comprehensive knowledge of office procedures and practices; strong attention to detail; basic financial management; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with high-level donors, senior University administration, faculty, students and staff with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality; the ability to prioritize complex projects as necessary; the ability to coordinate meetings, prepare briefing documents, experience working with Boards and large committees, and ability to work with complex databases. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products, including Outlook, Excel, and Word is required. Previous experience in Access, PowerPoint, MapPoint, and Advance Web is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines.
Ability to organize information, pay attention to detail and establish and follow protocols and processes for data entry and records management that maximize efficiency while ensuring accuracy.
Learn and apply technology to maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems.
Exercise good judgment.
Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact effectively with executive level administrators, faculty, donors, and administrative partners.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to respect confidentiality.
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