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
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.
- 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
- 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.
Documents to Submit:
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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