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Manager of Development Events (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 26, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Manager of Development Events (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Do you believe in the power of philanthropy, and want something else in your next career step? Are you looking for new energy from your colleagues, and a true dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your own work and workplace culture? If you are interested in serving as a Manager of Development Events and have 3-4 years of related experience in not-for-profit or higher education events fundraising, strong organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communications skills, and are a self-starter with the ability to produce under deadline pressure with attention to detail, we at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, would like to hear from you.

With a 135-year history of welcoming people for who and what they are, Pratt's world-class higher education in the arts, design, architecture, and information boasts 60,000 alumni and 4,800 current students who are creating and beautifying around and for the planet. Come be a part of Pratt's next chapter as we launch into a comprehensive campaign, with you as a valued and critical part of our Pratt Institutional Advancement Team.

On a typical day you will:
  • Coordinate events for Pratt's Institutional Advancement department, including fundraising outreach, logistical management, and administrative duties
  • Manage relations and communications with Pratt faculty, staff, and departments for IA events
  • Utilize Raiser's Edge to input donor information, create queries, pull lists and reports, and track various event tasks such as participant registration and seating arrangements
  • Schedule and manage volunteers and staff duties at events

Education: High school diploma is required; college preferred.

Experience: 3-4 years of related experience in not-for-profit or higher education events fundraising.

Required Skills:
  • Must have above-average computer skills including database, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience required.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to produce under deadline pressure with attention to detail.
  • Must possess strong confidence in applying quick, smart, independent judgment, decision making, and problem-solving when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member and to maintain a cool head while meeting deadlines required.
  • An understanding of the important role of diversity, equity, and inclusion to institutional advancement.

*Please note that this position is currently functioning as a hybrid role with days both on-campus and remote. However, this is subject to change.

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Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough and a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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