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.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
- Master's Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- Five or more years of related experience required.
- Seven or more years in university administration in
university advancement, including significant writing and research
- Exceptional writing and editing skills
- Superb interpersonal skills
- Excellent reasoning, problem solving and analytical
- 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.
Development (annual fund, major gifts and planned giving)
Regular Full Time
AVP-DEVELOPMENT (UNIV ADVANCEMENT)
Minimum Education Level
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level
Master's Degree or equivalent
Carnegie Mellon University - 5 months ago
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