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Development Assistant, Arts & Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$50,000.00 - $53,000.00
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Colorado Boulder Office of Advancement encourages applications for a Development Assistant! This position is embedded in the College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School and University Libraries and operates as a crucial member of the team providing administrative support in a hard-working, extremely collaborative environment within the Advancement division. 
This position will report to the Senior Director of Development and work on a broad array of administrative duties that are variable and complex in nature and is tasked with exercising a high level of discretion and confidentiality, especially as it relates to assigned responsibilities with donors, academic leaders, and other constituents. This role applies skills and knowledge in multiple administrative functions, but many responsibilities reflect a distinct Advancement component.  What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Administrative Support 
  • Serve as a liaison between the Office of Advancement and various internal and external constituents for the Arts and Humanities Division, University Libraries, and the Center for African and African American Studies. Research and gather information on various topics as necessary and expedite the flow of information to staff. 
  • Route gift agreements and contracts via DocuSign and in partnership with CU System and campus collaborators. 
  • Prepare and submit expense reports; prepare purchase requisitions for various office needs. 
  • Use data from donor database to create requested reports, spreadsheets, and donor correspondence. Prepare and distribute various administrative materials 
  • Initiate, schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings for the Senior Director of Development and Arts and Humanities development team. 
  • Answer and direct phone calls; screen phone messages and distribute/follow-up as necessary. 
  • Assistance with special projects. 
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship Support
  • Assist with donor-centered salon events aligned with divisional fundraising priorities. 
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective donors and assist in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors through research of available databases. 
  • Update donor database with notes, strategic plans, contact reports, and tasks to ensure the most current and relevant information is available. 
  • Receives and responds to donor/constituent inquiries. 
  • Process donor checks and gifts. 
  • Prepare comprehensive briefing reports to be used for cultivation and solicitation meetings.
What You Should Know All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply 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 $50,000 - $53,000 annually. 
Relocation assistance is available within department guidelines.  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. What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 1 year of professional job-related experience.
Special Instructions To view the posting in its entirety and apply, please visit: 
Please apply by March 8, 2023, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.  

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