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Class GIving Officer

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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 Class Giving Officer is a member of a team charged with raising over $10M from over 15,000 donors per year for Brown through the Annual Fund from undergraduate alumni and undergraduate students. The incumbent will organize, plan, and implement fundraising campaigns and related events for an assigned cohort of non-reunion undergraduate alumni classes, with a strong emphasis on increasing alumni giving and volunteerism at all levels. In collaboration with a supervisor, the Class Giving Officer will set fundraising goals, recruit and develop volunteers, identify potential donors, and engage alumni in fundraising for the Brown Annual Fund. The incumbent is responsible for securing annual unrestricted leadership-level gifts from Carrie Tower-level prospects and is expected to cultivate, solicit, and steward these prospects through personal visits, phone calls, events, and email correspondence, as appropriate. The incumbent will serve as the secondary supervisor of a Class Giving Associate, providing guidance, feedback, and supporting professional development.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum four years of related experience in a related field such as development, higher education, nonprofits, fundraising, marketing, sales, volunteer management, customer relations, etc.

Required Qualifications
  • Ability to identify/solicit/cultivate/steward volunteers, donors, and/or prospects with the potential to give $10,000+.

  • This position requires occasional travel, and the incumbent must be available to work some evenings and weekends, including Brown’s annual Commencement-Reunion Weekend.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills as well as proofreading ability are required; must be able to communicate with a varied University constituency.

  • Proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications including Google Suite, Microsoft Word, and Excel, along with demonstrated comfort in dealing with calendar programs, social media, and emerging technologies

  • Proficiency with social media and emerging technologies.

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 interpersonal, communications, management, and motivational skills; must be a “self-starter”, with the ability to work independently and also as a member of a collaborative team.

  • Excellent planning, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills. Must be detail-oriented, creative, and able to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • An ability to demonstrate decisiveness, trustworthiness, confidentiality, and discretion while dealing with a wide array of University constituencies.

  • Communicate the University’s priorities to a broad range of constituents, including Corporation members and major and principal gift prospects.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:

Class GIving Officer




Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

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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