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Development Assistant, School of Law

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$53,000.00 - $58,000.00
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024
The Office of Advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Development Assistant! The Development Assistant operates as a key support member of the School of Law Advancement team and is a crucial part of the Office of Advancement at the University of Colorado Boulder. Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean of Advancement, this position provides administrative support for a hard-working and collaborative advancement team. 
This position will work on a broad array of administrative duties that are variable and sophisticated in nature and is tasked with exercising a high level of discretion and confidentiality, especially as it relates to assigned responsibilities with donors, faculty, staff and other constituents. This role applies skills and knowledge in multiple administrative 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 CU Boulder Advancement is committed to a culture of joy, motivated by collaboration, passionate about excellence and driven by impact. These four values define our culture and drive our engagement and fundraising success. 
At CU Boulder Advancement, we allocate time and resources to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our efforts contribute directly to our division’s core values and to advancing CU Boulder’s mission through impactful fundraising and engagement results. As a team and as individuals, we commit to learning about and challenging systems, policies, and practices that enable oppressive ideologies to recur in our community. (Oppressive ideologies include racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and other “isms” that cause harm. This list is not exhaustive and may evolve in our pursuit of collective liberation.) Embracing our responsibility to lead and model helps promote the culture we desire while supporting our internal and external constituents. Accountability for our commitment to DEI is established through specific individual and team goals that evaluate our progress and growth. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be Administrative Support 
  • Strategize and complete travel arrangements (which may include detailed itineraries reflecting appointments with donors) for the School of Law. 
  • Applies data from donor database to build requested reports, spreadsheets, and donor correspondence. 
  • Initiate, schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings for the School of Law advancement team. 
  • Prepare and distribute various administrative materials including financial and administrative reports and personal letters of invitation, thanks, explanation, information, and cultivation. 
  • Monitor and record donations and event payments. 
  • Process donor checks and gifts. 
  • Process and route documentation for fund agreements. 
  • Provide event support and preparation as necessary. 
  • Proactively engage with the division’s Administrative Team (A-Team) and attend scheduled meetings. 
  • Assistance with special projects. 
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship Support 
  • 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. Share information with other team members. 
  • Receives and responds to donor/constituent inquiries. 
  • Prepare comprehensive briefing reports to be used for cultivation and solicitation meetings. 
Office Management 
  • Answer and direct phone calls; screen phone messages and distribute/follow-up as needed. 
  • Receive, process and distribute unit mail/inter-office correspondence. 
  • Prepare and submit expense reports; prepare purchase requisitions for various office needs; maintain office supply inventory. 
  • Serve as a liaison between the School of Law advancement team and various internal and external constituents. Research and gather information on various topics as necessary and expedite the flow of information to staff. 
  • Resolve IT/software related issues for the team.
What You Should Know
  • This role will occasionally be required to work evenings/weekends.
  • This position has the ability to work a hybrid schedule with some days on campus and some days remote.
What We Can Offer The salary range is $53,000 - $58,000 annually. Relocation assistance may be available within department guidelines. 


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 experience or combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 1+ years of experience directly related to the work assignment. 
What You Will Need
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in completing tasks. 
  • Sense of curiosity and the desire to find solutions to complex problems. 
  • Strong customer service skills. 
  • Ability to navigate and manage various databases. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities; able to appropriately manage time and meet set timelines. 
  • Ability to embrace the shared values of the Office of Advancement. 
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of tact, discretion, and collaboration in working with a diverse range of constituents including employees, students, volunteers, alumni, donors, and campus colleagues. 
  • Ability to operate independently; has a self-learner/self-starter approach. 
  • Understanding of data compliance and integrity.
  • Experience using the following software: Microsoft Office products, donor tracking software (Salesforce/BSR Advance), Zoom, Teams, LinkedIn, DocuSign, m-fin, Marketplace, Concur, WorkFront.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Experience in or understanding of a non-profit or higher education environment. 
  • Experience working in customer service and/or an operations-oriented role.
Special Instructions To apply, please submit the following materials using the provided URL: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
Please apply by June 2, 2024 for consideration. 
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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