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Development Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Full Time

Development Associate

About the Opportunity

About the D'Amore-McKim School of Business:

Founded in 1922, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University prepares the leaders that the times demand. We deliver a curriculum that combines knowledge in technology and data analytics with uniquely human skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. From undergraduate to MBA-level programs—online, on-site, or hybrid, full- or part-time, our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.


The Development Associate must be able to execute multiple projects, tasks and priorities that support the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Development Office efforts to engage alumni, parents and friends in the life of the University with the ultimate goal of securing philanthropic gifts. This position supports the Associate Dean of Development, Major Gift Officers, Development Officers, and Assistant Director Strategic Initiatives in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Development Office. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving visitors, directing phone calls, responding to inquires as appropriate, drafting and preparing correspondence and proposals, scheduling internal and external meetings and other prospect information. Duties also include managing the administrative oversight for processing travel and expense forms and purchase orders, coordinating meetings and appointments, filing, photocopying and sorting department mail, managing the gift processing function for each officer to produce high level turnaround on gift information and acknowledgments. Must have the ability to work with basic research tools to conduct research on donor and prospects. Event coordination and data analytics skills are a benefit. Confidentiality protocols must be strictly adhered to.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with special events, project management and donor campus visits as needed.
  • Conducts prospect research using various search engines or through interfacing with the Research Department to assist Development Officers with prospect identifications.
  • Draft donor acknowledgement letters, general correspondence, briefings, proposals, memoranda and reports for Associate Dean, Development Officers and Deans.
  • Maintain integrity of prospect files and prospect records on or other prospect systems. Provides support for prospect tracking.
  • Prioritize phone calls and handle as appropriate. Assists with travel plans and schedules group or individual appointments. Reconciles travel expenses forms and purchase orders.


Experience in working in a fast paced environment is desirable. Experience working in Institutional Advancement or within a University in a similar related position is preferred. Strong organizational and information management skills. Must have the ability to interact with diverse populations. Excellent word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet and database software skills are necessary as well as experience in automated calendaring systems. Must have proven ability to work independently and to communicate well orally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills and discretion are musts. Ability to maintain sense of humor while managing multiple priorities a benefit.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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