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Development Associate

Chatham University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 13, 2021

Chatham University

Development Associate

Chatham University has an immediate opening for a Development Associate. As a staff member of the University Advancement department, the Development Associate should be organized, collaborative and highly motivated individual who will manage an array of fundraising projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will support the Director of Individual Giving, AVP of Development and VP of Advancement with key major gift and campaign projects and donor engagement.

The candidate will have an opportunity to work with the Donor Relations and Special Projects Manager on the Individual Giving Team, colleagues in University Advancement, faculty and staff across the university's three Schools, as well as alumni and donors. The Development Associate will help plan, implement, monitor, and report upon successful fundraising initiatives. Initiatives will include but are not limited to reunion giving, President's Weekend, campaign events, giving societies, and various other solicitations and donor-focused events.

In collaboration with the Director of Individual Giving, the Development Associate will prepare prospect engagement strategies for assigned alumni and donors. They will also be responsible for maintaining monthly individual Giving data and reporting. The position will play a vital role in engaging alumni and donors to build long-term philanthropic success and help the Individual giving program meet fundraising goals.

This newly vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plans, implements, and monitors fundraising projects, programs, and events.
  • Utilizes DonorPerfect, alumni/donor management software, to create custom donor lists for relevant fundraising staff, mailing lists for events and appeals, giving society lists for stewardship touchpoints, and monthly Individual Giving data points for dashboard goals tracking.
  • Writes prospect engagement strategies, solicitations, proposals, and other fundraising-related communication materials.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience required
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience, with preference for previous fundraising, higher education, and/or nonprofit and project management experience.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends when required for special alumni and donor events.
Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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