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Development Associate, School of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University (182 views)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 25, 2017
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advancement at the College of Fine Arts, the Development Associate position will provide assistance to the College of Fine Arts Advancement Division through a wide-array of responsibilities including planning, tracking and analyzing prospects in the Advance database; coordinating events with the Office of Alumni Relations to further expand alumni engagement; helping the Office of Annual Giving to implement programs that strengthen donor participation; ensure seamless coordination of all CFA School fundraising activities; and be a supportive member of an evolving advancement operation that is growing the culture of philanthropy in the College.

The Development Associate’s primary objective is to partner with the Associate Dean for Advancement of the College of Fine Arts and prospect managers with CFA affiliated prospect portfolios to increase their efficiency and effectiveness as front line fundraisers. This is accomplished by utilizing data, research, reports, and other resources and tools to help prioritize and optimize prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. Monitors and ensures the accuracy of prospect management-related data and other information in University Advancement’s database of record. Assists in the drafting and finalization of prospect briefings, profiles, and reports; internal presentations; prospect correspondence; fundraising proposals; and gift agreements, ensuring that the highest quality products are created within required time parameters. Assists with planning and coordination of special events and campus visits by prospects, including contact with prospects when needed. Manages and completes a variety of special projects requiring skills in data analysis, writing/editing, and collaborative problem solving. Works effectively with partners within University Advancement and across the university to accomplish goals. This role will also provide significant day-to-day administrative support for individuals in CFA Advancement.


Responsibilities:
  • Partners with prospect managers to increase their efficiency and effectiveness as frontline fundraisers.
  • Utilizes data, research, reports, and other resources and tools to help prioritize and optimize prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  • Assists prospect managers with prospect strategy development and moves management, and assists in the drafting and updating of written prospect strategies.
  • Monitors and ensures the accuracy of prospect management-related data and other information in University Advancement’s database of record.
  • Assists the prospect manager in the drafting and finalization of prospect briefings, profiles, and reports for university leaders; internal presentations; prospect correspondence; fundraising proposals and gift agreements; and other documents, ensuring that the highest quality products are created within required time parameters.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with planning and coordination of College of Fine Arts alumni events and campus visits by prospects, including contact with prospects when needed.
  • Coordinates with the Office of the Annual Fund to implement programs to increase giving participation.
  • Manages and completes a variety of special projects requiring skills in data analysis, writing/editing, and collaborative problem solving.
  • Works effectively with partners within University Advancement, the College of Fine Arts and across the university to accomplish goals.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and skills required:
  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred
  • At least 3 years of development experience
  • Ability to work independently and function in a team environment
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with directors, gift officers and other development stakeholders
  • Demonstrated research, writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational, reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency with various computer applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
More Information:

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Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
 Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: Negotiable

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