SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Development & Alumni Relations
June 29, 2017
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
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SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, DEVELOPMENT/FOUNDATION RELATIONS
By supporting Boston University, foundations can invest strategically in research, scholarship, education, and service programs that change the world. As one of the largest private universities in the country and a leading global research and teaching institution, BU is uniquely poised to use foundation grants for a wide range of purposes across BU's 17 schools and colleges.
In addition to the Foundation Relations team, this role also provides firsthand administrative support to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development, who interacts with eleven BU development teams that focus on school-based fundraising, prospect research, and the constituency relationship management system.
The Senior Development Coordinator (DC) is responsible for providing administrative support for the fundraising programs associated with the Office of Foundation Relations (OFR) and performs a wide variety of professional, administrative and staff support tasks for the Senior Associate Vice President of Development (SAVP). SAVP's teams include the fundraising operations at the College of Engineering, School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The DC serves as the primary data administrator for the integrity and organization of applicable fundraising pipelines in the Blackbaud eCRM system, the constituency relationship management system used by Development and Alumni Relations (DAR).
The DC will review philanthropic news and foundation giving trends in journals, newsletters, social media and websites and share relevant updates with the OFR team on a regular basis. He or She will utilize RFP/RFA funding opportunity distribution lists for key foundations and maintain a calendar of ongoing funding opportunities as well as remain responsible for the integrity of BBEC data related to foundation constituents. Creating profiles of foundations by gathering information from multiple sources, including Foundation Directory Online, BBEC, social media and websites, the DC will identify foundation prospects for specific BU projects and programs. The position will create and maintain updated BU boilerplate information and standard proposal attachments including audited university financials, 990 tax forms, trustee lists, and so on. The DC will also plan and carry out logistics related to grantseeking workshops, funder visits, and other meetings; track internal progress on grant deadlines; and handle other administrative duties related to foundation fundraising.
Working within the Blackbaud eCRM (BBEC) system, the DC will create bi-monthly Pipeline Reports, assist in the update of fundraising pipeline related information and be responsible for providing complex queries to the SAVP as well as the applicable school based teams. This position will construct advanced PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets for the SAVP and applicable schools and offices reporting to the SAVP.
The DC will also perform general office support duties, including scheduling meetings, maintaining appointments and calendars, ordering supplies, tracking expenses, and managing reimbursements through Concur, assisting with correspondence and outreach, both written and verbal, to prospects, screening and directing phone calls, and cover the front reception desk on an ad hoc basis.
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