Development Associate position is available at the Alumni Relations department of Pace University. This is a near-entry level opportunity for an individual who desires to build a successful career in development and fundraising. This individual will report to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. The Development Associate will work closely with the Executive Director and member of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team in coordinating as well as supervising all administrative tasks and functions between the offices reporting to the Executive Director: Alumni Engagement, Leadership Giving and Annual Fund.
- Management of the office daily operations, maintaining the timely and effective flow of information within the team.
- Also, provide support and assistance to member of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving team.
- Anticipate and identify appropriate supporting documentation and briefing materials for members of the team
- Initiate, draft, review, and revise correspondence.
- Moreover, coordinate all aspects of correspondence, providing necessary research on all requests and problems.
- Similarly, coordinate and schedule appropriate and timely meetings.
- Coordinate, by scheduling meetings and follow-up, the annual personnel evaluation process for those staff members reporting directly to the Executive Director.
- Furthermore, triage questions, issues, and tasks received by various members of the team.
- Coordinate internal processes including information technology requests, accounts payable processing and facilities requests.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree
- Above all, at least 2 years professional experience in a related field, including development, marketing or public relations.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to non-profit organizations besides an interest in higher education. Previous experience in fundraising is preferable.
- In addition, this individual must have proven written, analytical, and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to work in a team setting, manage multiple competing priorities, and a willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimal supervision
- Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
- Furthermore, self-motivated and results-oriented.
- Exhibits sound judgment, a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills.
- Interest in and aptitude for conducting research on high-profile alumni and philanthropists.
- Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to professionally interact with all levels of students, staff, faculty and outside groups.
- Experience with fundraising software and with constituent management systems is a plus, but not mandatory.
- Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint