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Development Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Development Assistant - 29591 University Staff

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Office of Advancement

Job Title: Development Assistant

Position: # 00760328 – Requisition: #29591

Job Summary:

Position Emphasis:

Under minimum supervision, performs tasks of Administrative Assistant III and may provide functional guidance to clerical staff. Makes administrative decisions and takes action in the manager's absence. Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity. Is a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Applies skills and knowledge in multiple functions. Responsibilities must include a distinct development component not ordinarily contained in an Administrative Assistant position, distinguished from Executive Assistant in that incumbent reports to a high level manager, but not a Foundation Vice President.

Examples of Work Performed:
    Performs distinct development functions on behalf of typically 4 development officers (4 FTE) but up to 5 when necessary (a 5th is generally only on an interim, as-needed basis, and is first point of contact for internal and external colleagues. Provides administrative support functions, such as answering and directing phone calls, sorting and distributing mail, establishing and maintaining files, document management, maintaining office equipment, copies and faxes requested documents, resolving hardware and software issues with for staff and prepares routine and non-routine correspondence. Performs clerical and administrative tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings and appointments, calendar management and data entry for development officer activity. Track, allocate and submit expense reports and requests for reimbursement in timely manner for own incurred expenses as well as all supported colleagues. Onsite and day-of meeting support. Secure and execute all logistical needs for in-person meetings led by supported development officers including but not limited to: room reservation, parking reservations, food orders, room setup/cleanup, helping to set up basic A/V, material preparation and printing, taking of minutes when appropriate. Works with supported staff as a strategic partner to help them be as efficient as possible, acting in a proactive manner at all times. Assists in fund agreement and new account setup, routing, and follow up to ensure required approval signatures obtained in timely manner; provides complete information to accounting and stewardship departments and processing staff. Utilizes data from central database to create requested reports, spreadsheets and correspondence on a routine basis. Generates and refines downloads for reports and mailing labels as requested by staff. Processes gifts, pledges and estate documentation including routing and tracking forms and supporting appropriate acknowledgments. Researches and resolves issues or discrepancies daily regarding donations, fund transfers, and new gift funds. Updates donor database with notes, strategic plans, contact reports, tasks, etc. to ensure most current and relevant information is available. Mail fund agreements, donor gifts, communications materials and other items at the request of the supported staff. Acts as liaison between the Foundation and the University regarding questions, research information, reports, and operations. May be asked to work after hours and/or weekends for donor related functions/events periodically. Other duties as assigned.

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
    Three years of general clerical experience. Professional experience working in an office environment.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
    Professional experience working in non-profit, events, and/or development/fundraising. Professional experience making travel arrangements. Experience using donor database software, such as Advance, or a similar software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. Polite persistence and follow through. Outstanding customer service skills. Attention to detail. Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Knowledge of general office procedures, protocol, and professionalism; expert knowledge of Business English, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt to changing priorities, remain organized, manage time, and meet deadlines. Proven ability to work in a team environment, develop effective interpersonal relationships, provide superior customer service, and communicate verbally and in writing. Proven data entry skills with ability to input information accurately; prepare and maintain detailed records, files, and reports on an ongoing basis. - Solid ability to coordinate technical presentations including hardware set up. Solid knowledge of database management with the ability to query reports, utilize data, and convert programs. Solid ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail and solid knowledge of money handling and mathematics. Solid knowledge of multi-line phone system. Personal computer proficiency required, especially as related to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Teams and Access; and Database applications.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
    A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position Curriculum vitae / Resume Three to five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Questions should be directed to: Shannon Palombi,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by January 12, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $53,000-$60,000.

The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation depending on the level.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Colorado seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Administrative Support and Related

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 21560 - ADM-CHAN Advancement Anschutz

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 13, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Shannon Palombi Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00760328

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