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Development Associate

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Development Associate

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Office of Development is looking for a Development Associate to join their team in the Bouve College of Health Sciences!

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development in the Bouve College of Health Sciences, the Development Associate is a critical member of the Bouve Advancement team and will work closely with the ADD (Assistant Dean of Development), other Bouve Development staff, academic leaders in the College, the Dean of Bouve College and the Central University Advancement Team. The position requires an energetic and affable individual who is eager to contribute through excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, and collaborative interaction with other members in Advancement, academic departments, and external constituents. The Development Associate will also provide key support and management of logistics for all Development Officers at Bouve.

The Development Associate acts as an office manager by ensuring that day-to-day communications, operations and logistics are clear and timely. Handles expense reports and reconciles departmental budgets. Composes, proofreads, edits and prepares correspondence, reports and other materials, and manages travel arrangements and their logistics coordination. This position will contribute to Bouve Advancement goals by accomplishing related duties as required and work on a variety of mailings and weekly acknowledgements of gifts to respective colleges. The Development Associate is also responsible for answering phones, proofreading, drafting, word processing, filing, mailing, photocopying, general office administration, scheduling meeting, taking minutes when appropriate, attending to logistics of in-person and off-site meetings, etc.

The Development Associate works independently with minimal supervision, proactively and independently updating the Bouve ADD and Development Team on the status of projects. The Development Associate manages databases, conducts research, prepares briefings, coordinates events, and drafts, edits and prepares final documents and correspondence. This position will provide administrative support for the ADD and other Bouve Development Officers and will also manage the development of comprehensive briefings that include biographical information and meeting logistics for the ADD.

The Development Associate will gather and maintain data and assist in preparing paper and/or electronic reports using a variety of computer software systems. Organizes and implements administrative systems and procedures to ensure that the ADD and other Development Officers are being supported and working efficiently and effectively. The Development Associate must be comfortable talking to alumni, parents, students, staff and faculty via telephone and face-to-face interactions. This role acts as a liaison with other groups across Northeastern University.

In addition, the Development Associate will provide support (20% of their time) to the Associate Director of the HSE Program. The (HSE) Health Sciences Entrepreneurs program (HSE) operates within the Bouve College of Health Sciences, and was created to introduce entrepreneurial business opportunities in the health and life sciences to Northeastern University innovators. The Development Associate will provide administrative support to the Associate Director of HSE including: meeting logistics and calendar management, process expense reports, help organize events and logistics, and other clerical tasks as appropriate.

Bachelor's Degree required; at least two (2) years of professional experience preferably in higher education and/or development required.
  • The university is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic individual who can think independently and analytically.
  • Ability to manage and facilitate an intense workload and produce quality results in a fast-paced environment. —Must be able to manage multiple priority projects at once with ease and efficiency.
  • Must be proactive, anticipate problems, be resourceful and work effectively with colleagues and external constituents at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for building relationships with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal (deans, faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Highly collaborative in approach.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with confidential and sensitive material.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

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    Additional Information:
    For more than a century, Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation's leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, administrators, nurses, physical therapists, scientists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians and researchers at top health institutions.

    Bouve College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Pharmacy. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world's most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouve and its graduates.

    Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

    Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

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    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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