Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Development
Associate will work collaboratively with a growing team of
frontline fundraisers to cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from
existing and potential donors. This role is key to the smooth
functioning of the team and will have primary responsibility for
material development and distribution, scheduling, and other
administrative duties. A successful candidate will have the
opportunity to manage special projects in collaboration with
departmental leadership. Specific duties include:
- Function as the “front door” for major gifts donors and
prospects, responding to email and phone inquiries and resolving or
- Draft donor Thank You letters and other communication; track
- Collaborate with frontline fundraisers to collect data on
donors and new prospects;
- Liaise with Operations colleagues to maintain and manage donor
and prospect data;
- Enter call reports into system as appropriate;
- Pull and analyze ad hoc reports from Raisers Edge data base as
- Draft briefings, memos, letters, proposals and reports as
directed for the department;
- Collaborate with frontline fundraisers to arrange all aspects
of donor visits – on- and off-campus – including transportation,
- Support team workflow and donor and prospect moves management
by monitoring and driving the major gifts team’s solicitation and
- Collaborate with colleagues across the department on the
creation of Power Point presentations, stewardship projects,
volunteer opportunities, and/or special events as appropriate.
Other related duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree and
have 1-2 years of work experience in an office setting, preferably
in development, alumni relations, health care, special events,
public relations, marketing and/or research.
Intermediate/advanced proficiency in the MS Office suite (Word,
Excel, Power Point) required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
database or a comparable database preferred.
Expected experience and personal qualities include:
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Superior writing skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate and establish credibility
with diverse audiences, including faculty, scientists, students,
- Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet
deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to attend evening and weekend events as needed.
- Strong passion for and commitment to the institution’s mission;
interest in growing responsibilities.
To be considered:
Qualified candidates should e-mail a résumé, cover letter
summarizing their interest and background to Maria D'Oro,
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