DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Development & Alumni Relations
Internal Number: 22500041610426
We in Boston University Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) harness the power of philanthropy to make an excellent education accessible and welcoming to all, and to advance BU's global leadership in research, scholarship, artistic creation, and professional practice. To support our work, we have built--and are continuing to build--an outstanding team of dynamic, mission-driven advancement professionals who constantly strive to create an environment where everyone belongs. Where it's not just about a job, but a career and a community.
Now, our School-based development team is looking for a Coordinator who will perform a wide variety of professional, administrative, and support tasks for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the College of Engineering.
School Development at Boston University
Boston University's 17 Schools and Colleges require a specialized and hands-on approach to advancement. Staffed by local teams that report to central Development and Alumni Relations while advancing the priorities of the individual school or college Dean, these individuals serve as the main points of contact for the work being done to advance a wide-range of fundraising and alumni relations initiatives. These staff are highly collaborative on gifts and programmatic support, coordinating closely with leadership giving, alumni relations, planned giving and faculty.
The Development Coordinator's broad responsibilities include establishing and maintaining office systems; preparing correspondence; updating the ENG Alumni website; attending to office details; arranging meetings and travel; and coordinating event planning and implementation. The ability to relate comfortably and well to a wide variety of internal and external constituencies is important. The individual must be able to handle confidential information responsibly and independently conceive and carryout special projects.
Oversee all office administrative tasks: Support Asst. Dean and Development Officer in daily office activities. Duties will include maintaining calendars and scheduling meetings for the Asst. Dean, DAR; screening and directing phone calls for the office; photocopying, filing, and mailings; ordering and organizing supplies; coordinating travel schedules and details as well as post-travel expense reports; managing student employee(s).
Contribution to fundraising: Management of the College's stewardship program. Maintenance of prospect tracking notes and contact reports for Asst. Dean and Asst. Director. Run prospect reports, prepare briefings and add light research support for ENG team.
Assistance with events: Plan and execute event details including mailings, catering, name tags, signage, printing, etc. Coordinate logistics with other University departments and external vendors (as needed). Manage RSVPs. Assist in composing pre- and post-event correspondence.
Contribution to alumni relations: Update College's development and alumni website and generate new content. Compose alumni e-newsletter. Organize and participate in quarterly meetings of the Advisory Board. Manage social media outreach.
Management of special projects, including, but not limited to, coordination of Engineers in the Real World program.
A cover letter is required for consideration.
One to three years of relevant experience
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize a large workload.
Must be able to handle confidential material responsibly and interact professionally with a wide spectrum of individuals.
But that's not all we're looking for; we want someone who embodies our values:
Teamwork, transparency, and mutual respect, because we value every member's contributions and know that leadership can come from anywhere.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and a commitment to ensuring that each of us knows we belong here.
Integrity in how we work and how we treat one another.
Strategic thinking and curiosity in the relentless pursuit of fresh approaches and measurable results.
Continuous growth and improvement, both as individuals and as a team.
Joy and shared appreciation for working hard toward goals that matter.
If this resonates with you and you want to help us in our ambitious next campaign--and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional-- we encourage you to apply. If you are hesitant to apply because you have not previously performed every responsibility listed in the description, but you do possess transferable skills and the defined qualifications, we still want to hear from you and welcome your application as well.
To learn more about Development & Alumni Relations at Boston University, and other job opportunities, please stop by the DAR Talent website: https://www.bu.edu/dar-talent/.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the employment application process, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-353-6474.
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