Development Associate, Individual Giving (University Advancement)
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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The Development Associate assists prospect managers on the Leadership & Principal Gifts team with prospect strategy development as well as the coordination and implementation of innovative and effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. In addition, this individual creates and manages prospect correspondence and select gift proposals for prospects. Responsibilities also include but are not limited to assisting in the preparation of prospect briefing documents for university leaders; reviewing and editing a variety of documents; maintaining prospect records in the Advance database system; assisting with planning and coordination of special events and campus visits by prospects, including contacting and meeting with high-level prospects when needed; drafting gift agreements for individual gift commitments of $1 million or more; performing data analyses; and producing accurate reports from Advance and other data sources. This position is located in the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) building at 4615 Forbes Avenue.
  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.

    • Master's Degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Experience:

    • Five or more years of related experience required.

    • Seven or more years in university administration in university advancement, including significant writing and research responsibilities preferred.

  • Skills:

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills

    • Superb interpersonal skills

    • Excellent reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills

    • Ability to work independently

    • Excellent organizational skills

    • Ability to thrive in a team environment

    • Strong computer skills

    • Attention to detail

    • Strong research skills.

  • Physical Mobility:

    • Normally sedentary with some mobility

    • Able to travel to other campus locations

    • May require some bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of several reams of paper, etc.

  • Environmental Conditions: Work is usually performed in an office setting. Daily close contact with computer monitor.

  • Mental: Ability to pay close attention to detail, meet inflexible deadlines, deal with difficult situations while maintaining composure, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.

  • Other: Weekend and evening work may be required.

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Job Function : Development (annual fund, major gifts and planned giving)
Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status : Regular Full Time

Minimum Education Level : Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level : Master's Degree or equivalent
Salary : Negotiable

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