Pros: learned about the importance of fundraising to the university mission.
Cons: sometimes stressful.
I was the assistant to 10 major gift officers. I learned to prioritize my work based on the demands and needs of this group. This included reconciling all Visa and cash expenditures, making all travel arrangements, typing all their correspondence, creating Access queries and databases for use in organizing events, large scale mailings and organized – more... informational "brown bag" lunches for the university community. Phew!
The most difficult part of my job was to make each and every major gift officer feel that they were the most important to me. I enjoyed always being busy, the day went very fast. – less