Development Associate, Academic Initiatives

Brown University

Job Description:

The Program Associate works closely with the Senior Director of Alumni Belonging Programs,  providing high-level administrative support for programmatic initiatives. The Associate will also work with Brown University staff and alumni volunteer leaders to plan events and assist in the design, creation, and distribution of invitations and promotional messages.

The Associate will work with Alumni Belonging staff on developing annual reports detailing program metrics. The associate will also help administer constituent surveys and compile data to help the program monitor progress against program goals and opportunities for improvement and innovation.

This position will provide operational and administrative support for the Alumni Belonging team, including scheduling meetings, taking meeting minutes, organizing team files and documents, and budget support.

The Associate will collaborate with colleagues across the department and the University, including colleagues in the Development, advancement, and academic departments. The Associate will play a meaningful role in bringing our Alumni Leadership strategy to fruition and will provide invaluable insight and counsel on our leadership communities as we grow the lifelong connection our alumni have to Brown and to each other.

The Alumni Belonging Pillar builds and supports an ecosystem of communities based on identity, affinity, and shared interests that speak to the multiplicity and intersectionality of the alumni community’s lived experiences, interests, and needs. The team nurtures and grows a culture of belonging for alumni and their parents, family, and friends by promoting the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of alumni engagement programming.

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

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field such as fundraising, higher education, nonprofits, sales, customer service, volunteer management, and/or marketing.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, and Google Drive; use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Strong project/time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education, fundraising, or non-profit setting
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud

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.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and can handle and complete multiple projects concurrently
  • Must have a degree of computer proficiency and Information Management Skills to carry out the major responsibilities of this position.

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.

Benefits of Working at Brown:
Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here.

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Job Posting Title:
Development Associate, Academic Initiatives


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Position Work Location:
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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