GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Development Associate is an entry level position responsible for providing administrative support primarily for the fundraising team charged with securing major and principal gifts for the Department of Medicine and Nursing and Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Development Associate will be a key member of a dynamic team focused on managing high-level donor activities in a complex environment. The Development Associate is supervised by the Assistant Vice President, for development.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinating and actively participating in various projects such as event planning, mailings and discovery calls.
Scheduling meetings/appointments and updating calendars
Updating information in fundraising database
Preparing memos, letters and other correspondence.
Word processing, proofreading and editing materials as required
Fielding routine phone calls and taking accurate messages
Initiating and responding to routine correspondence
Preparing biographies, briefings and agendas for meetings
Organizing and maintaining files, both paper and electronic
Preparing check requests, purchase orders, and submitting bills for payment.
Performing qualification calls as needed
Performing the "hospital run" for the Development Office as needed
Covering the Development Office reception desk as needed
Occasional night and weekend hours supporting development activities
Other duties as required
One year's development experience preferred or related experience
BA/BS Degree required
Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong proofreading ability
Superb organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
Excellent computer literacy and word processing skills using Microsoft Products
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Flexibility in work style and the ability to multitask
Enthusiastic attitude and an appreciation for a fast-paced, professional environment
Sincere interest in philanthropy and advancing the hospital's mission of patient care, teaching and research
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work autonomously under pressure of multiple and sequential deadlines.
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