Associate Director, Gift Compliance and Naming

Brown University

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Gift Compliance (“the AD”) contributes to Brown’s Advancement efforts by enabling and guiding fundraising staff through the process of developing, processing, and finalizing donor gift documentation. As a subject matter expert and service provider, the AD prioritizes instruction and efficient service for both staff and donors. Knowledge and application of federal laws, state regulations, and University policies is essential and the AD seeks to reflect these appropriately in written gift documentation. Interacting with Divisional and University leadership to put forward key fundraising milestones for Corporation approval is a recurring and vital part of the AD’s role. They also manage the team responsible for gift documentation services and in that capacity provide regular, routine training opportunities to promote broad knowledge and understanding amongst fundraising staff. In support of these efforts, the AD leverages their technical knowledge, data skills, and cross-team collaboration to continuously drive systematic process improvements resulting in an operation that is modern, efficient, and regarded as an organizational strength.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of development or related experience, in fields such as non-profits, fundraising, higher education, legal or technical writing
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory or management experience

Required Qualifications

  • Collaborative mindset and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including copy-editing and proofreading
  • Strong attention to detail and how the big picture is affected
  • Excellent organization and management skills
  • Strong analytical skills including demonstrated ability to interpret data and apply it to business decisions
  • Basic data management and manipulation skills
  • Comfortable learning new technologies coupled with the ability to self-learn
  • Proficient knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM systems

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Growth mindset and leadership ability
  • Diplomacy, poise, and discretion in dealing with executives and high-level donors
  • Creative problem-solving within legal, policy, and political constraints
  • Work independently and manage highly complex processes for a high-quality end product
  • Communicate effectively and professionally
  • Work well under deadlines
  • Collaborate in a team environment

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Associate Director, Gift Compliance and Naming


Grade 11

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Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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