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Development Assistant

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time
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Development Assistant

Department: Institutional Advancement

Location: Wellesley Hills
MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.
Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.
Position Summary:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and will have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
This position will utilize relationship management software (Raiser’s Edge NXT) to process donor information and to track and report on prospects, donors, alumni, and fundraising activities of the Capital Campaign and Advancement staff.
In addition, in an effort to coordinate campus-wide outreach efforts, this position will serve as the point of contact for MassBay employees seeking to reach out to community organizations, businesses, potential donors, and other stakeholders.
Absolute confidentiality, professionalism, collegiality, and discretion are required.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

Development Administration
  • Receiving all pledges to the campaign;
  • Entering new prospects into Raisers Edge;
  • Entering all pledges and gifts to the campaign and the College into Raisers Edge;
  • Supporting fundraising events by mailing and tracking attendance through Raisers Edge;
  • Tracking pledge payments, both internal and external;
  • Working collaboratively with the Finance Department to ensure reconciliation of accounts;
  • Notifying donors of overdue pledge payments;
  • Generating end of the year donor gift thank you letters;
  • Providing accurate information for the College’s Annual Report;
  • Producing and sending acknowledgment letters to donors as they are received;
  • Performing database queries;
  • Updating contacts within the database;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Outreach Coordinator
  • Provide input as the College establishes an efficient system to support a coordinated approach to outreach to current and future donors and/or partners;
  • Triage internal requests for existing contact information;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda, collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Engage in departmental systems and policy review with a critical lens toward equity, accessibility, inclusion, and universal design.

This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to create reports to evaluate fundraising progress, including donor reports and other queries;
  • Knowledge-base of databases;
  • Availability to work five days each week, remotely or on-campus.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree;
  • Some finance experience (3-5 years);
  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge NXT;
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financial;
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with under served students.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $17.00 - 25.00 Hourly Wage

Position Type: Part Time Employee

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
All MassBay Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance,, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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