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Development Coordinator

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

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 experience

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a related field such as development, sales, customer relations, higher education, fundraising, non-profit, and administrative.

Required Qualifications
  • 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 weekends.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong project/time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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.

Job Competencies
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be detail-oriented and can complete multiple high-level projects concurrently and on accelerated and inflexible timetables.

  • a degree of computer proficiency and Information Management Skills to carry out the major responsibilities of this position.

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 applications.

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Development Coordinator




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Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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