Associate Director, Parent and Family Giving

Brown University

Job Description:

The Associate Director, Parent and Family Giving is an integral member of the Parent and Family Giving team, which develops programming, events, volunteer opportunities, and communications to maximize the engagement and philanthropy of Brown’s parent community, with a particular focus on non-alumni parents.

This individual manages the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a major gift prospect pool of non-alumni Brown parents. This role is key to the development and management of the non-alumni parent pipeline, with a focus on principal-level non-alumni parents and past non-alumni parents.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field such as fundraising, higher education, nonprofits, development, sales, customer relations, volunteer management, and/or marketing.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven ability to solicit and close philanthropic gifts on the $100,000+ level, or equivalent experience in a related field such as sales.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise, and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities. Ability and comfort in meeting and interacting with individuals of considerable social status and affluence is required.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic plans that support the activities of the program and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of Advancement and the fundraising enterprise.
  • Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able and willing to travel throughout the United States to attend relevant programs and events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting
  • Direct experience with parent fundraising and volunteer management.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Ability to apply good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills; tact and discretion are required to deal with highly confidential parent, student, family, donor, and prospect information.

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, Parent and Family Giving


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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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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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