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Assistant Director of Development Research

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Assistant Director of Development Research

Posting Number: S01266JP

Department: Development Research

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director of Development Research (AD) is a member of a collaborative research team responsible for providing a wide range of research services to members of the College's Development & Alumni Relations (DAR) Division, the Office of the President, and the Board of Trustees. The AD manages research requests and proactive research projects for assigned DAR departments aimed at identifying and prioritizing prospects for both giving and engagement. The AD works closely with DAR management, other Research staff, and frontline colleagues to set prospect identification goals, assign capacity and other ratings, and develop strategy for cultivation and stewardship of both individuals and groups.The ideal candidate will have experience gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources and creating actionable research products. The AD will use a variety of DAR systems and external resources to build meaningful biographical and statistical profiles of Bowdoin's constituencies to further the College's fundraising and engagement efforts.

Benefits and Pay:
  • The salary Range for this position is expected to be: Minimum $59,000 - Maximum $64,000.
  • A variety of health insurance plans (Medical, Vision, Dental)
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26)
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid time off - Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off Paid parental leave.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; proven ability to create a variety of written reports for a wide range of audiences. Demonstrated research, data collection, analysis, and presentation skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential. Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines, and handle highly confidential information with discretion; strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Critical thinker with the desire to work creatively; experience using new tools and technologies to meet and exceed goals and expectations. Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft 365 Suite of tools, and experience using complex relational databases; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
A minimum of three years of relevant experience is required; experience as part of a fundraising team preferred

Standard Work Days and Hours:
This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.


Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Faculty/Administrative

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: No

Posting Date: 05/17/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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