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Senior Development Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

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Boulder, CO Employment Type:

University StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

14-Jul-2022Date Posted:

30-Jun-2022 Close All Job Summary

Do you have a keen eye for detail, a thirst for higher education, and a love for working in a fast-paced environment? If so, the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder invites you to apply for our Senior Development Assistant role. This position is part of a professional advancement team that generates philanthropic support and overall external engagement for the School. Through these philanthropic and engagement efforts, Leeds is able to attract highly skilled students, support and grow our excellent faculty, and strengthen our overall academic and co-curricular programs as we build a foundation of business excellence for the future of Leeds, CU Boulder, and the state of Colorado.

The Senior Development Assistant will work under minimal supervision on a broad array of critical projects and tasks. The Senior Development Assistant must be proactive, and the duties and tasks involved reflect substantial variety and complexity. This role applies skills and knowledge in multiple functions, but many responsibilities reflect a distinct Advancement component.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

At Leeds we have an unprecedented vantage point, and while we’re located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, we’re not talking about the scenery. Set in the heart of Boulder, Colorado—one of the nation’s most vibrant business communities—Leeds offers unparalleled access to world-changing entrepreneurs, national research institutions and award-winning faculty.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Administrative Support

  • Provides primary administrative support for the Assistant Dean for Advancement and the Leeds Advancement leadership team. Support includes, but is not limited to, answering and directing phone calls, preparing routine and non-routine correspondence, document management, organizing staff meetings and team retreats, maintaining office equipment, resolving hardware and software issues with System Advancement IT team.
  • Works closely with the Office of the Chancellor on scheduling donor meetings and correspondence.
  • Makes travel arrangements, which may include detailed itineraries reflecting appointments with donors; schedules meetings and appointments and maintains calendars to ensure efficient time management.
  • Assists staff with calendar management, expense reimbursement, and data entry relative to contacts and activities as needed.
  • Prepares briefing papers for development officers and appropriate faculty members.
  • Generates and refines downloads for reports and mailing labels as requested by development staff.
  • Updates donor database with notes, strategic plans, contact reports, tasks, etc. to ensure most current and relevant information is available. Shares information with other team members.

Dean Administrative Team Liaison

  • Serves as primary Advancement office liaison with Dean’s administrative team. Coordinates executive level calendars, correspondence, etc.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • When Development Assistant is out of the office, Sr. Development Assistant processes donor checks and gifts, completes routing and tracking forms, generates appropriate acknowledgments and researches and resolves issues or discrepancies regarding donations, fund transfers, and new gift funds.
  • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budget.
  • Acts as liaison with the University regarding questions about Advancement-related work.
  • Provides support for Advancement-related events including preparing invitations, RSVPs, parking, name tags, set-up, check-in, menu, and cleanup.
What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

We anticipate this position will support a hybrid format (remote and in-person work).

What We Can Offer
  • The salary range is $54,000-$61,200 annually. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.
Benefits The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder. Be StatementsBe dynamic. Be successful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • At least 2 years of administrative experience.
  • Software Used: Microsoft Office products:
    • Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials: 1. A current resume. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position. You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by July 14, 2022 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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