Development Associate, Brown University Sports Foundation

Brown University

Job Description:

This Development Associate, BUSF will provide an advanced level of direct administrative support for two-three Sports Foundation fundraisers.  Additionally, the Development Associate provides administrative support for fundraising work specific to overarching endowment strategies and athletics capital project planning and pipeline development. This position will handle most administrative duties, which include but are not limited to, meeting/travel arrangements, gift/pledge recording accuracy, high-level correspondence and briefings, proposal pipeline maintenance, filing and phone coverage, research, event support, as well as technical and logistical support to the fundraisers. This position is also responsible for most information technology tasks and functions supporting the fundraisers.  This position will work cooperatively with other development associates and fundraising staff within Brown’s Division of Advancement.

This position is located in Providence, RI.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity and is 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, development, sales, customer relations, higher education, and administration.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and project and time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently multitask and prioritize workload.
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally work a non-traditional schedule as needed (i.e. weekend or evening events, etc.).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with audio/visual and presentation platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams or WebEx, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education, fundraising, or non-profit setting is highly desirable.
  • Strong project/time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, and FileMaker Pro databases. Use Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of BSR Advance and 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.
  • Ability to apply tact and maintain confidentiality. Customer-focused, customer service orientation.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to 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.

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Development Associate, Brown University Sports Foundation


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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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