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The Development Coordinator is an integral member of the Regional
Development team and plays a critical role for the Division of
Advancement in supporting the work with the Office of the Provost
and the Principal Gift Program. This position will provide an
advanced level of direct support to the Assistant Vice President
for Development. Using deep knowledge of donor interest and key
university priorities, this position will advance major and
principal gift strategy development and high-level donor engagement
in coordination with the Assistant Vice President for Development
by drafting strategy plans, briefings, and high-level
correspondence, as well as overseeing high-level stewardship.
In close consultation with the Assistant Vice President for
Development, the Coordinator will support the management of the
Principal Gift Program to advance gifts of $5 million and above for
priorities of the President which are responsible for over 50% of
the new gifts and pledges secured by the Division of Advancement on
an annual basis. To accomplish this, the Coordinator will
communicate essential information about programs and funding
opportunities to major and principal gift fundraisers for
cultivation and proposal development; coordinate prospect-related
interactions and events involving the President and Provost
including briefings and correspondence on behalf of the President
and Provost; maintain a repository of relevant proposals for all
major and principal gift fundraisers to advance fundraising
priorities for both the Office of the President and the Provost in
support of the capital campaign; and coordinate special stewardship
activities the utilize the President and the Provost in support of
the Principal Gift Program.
This position handles the following tasks, which include but are
not limited to meeting scheduling, management of multiple proposal
pipelines, high-level event coordination and follow-up, as well as
strategic and logistical support to the Assistant Vice President
for Development. This position is also responsible for most
information technology tasks and functions.
Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and
equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are
particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a related field such as
development, sales, customer relations, higher education,
fundraising, non-profit, and administrative.
- Must be a creative self-starter with the ability to think
strategically, possess superior people skills, and be able to
juggle many highly sensitive issues and tasks at once all with a
creative and innovative approach.
- Must have a proven record of being detail-oriented and
self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and
manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive
timelines and challenging deadlines; while always keeping an eye
toward the larger goals of all programs and services along with a
demonstrated commitment to maintaining the highest standards.
- Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong project/time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including
but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word. Knowledge of
Blackbaud CRM preferred. Knowledge of Google applications (email,
Google Docs) preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and
Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and
emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Must be detail-oriented and can complete multiple high-level
projects concurrently and on accelerated and inflexible
- a degree of computer proficiency and Information Management
Skills to carry out the major responsibilities of this
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background
check and education verification satisfactory to Brown. Applicants
are asked to provide a cover letter and resume with their
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