Development Associate

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Development Associate
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Position Title: Development Associate, Brooklyn College Foundation

Reports to: Managing Director, Campaign and Leadership Gifts

Scope of Work: Working closely with members of the Brooklyn College Foundation’s Leadership Gifts Team, assisting in all administrative processes related to soliciting, processing, and stewarding gifts; planning events; managing donors and prospects; and maintaining the smooth functioning of the department. As a key member of the department, the Development Associate contributes broadly to the successful engagement of individual donors.


  • Support the work of the Brooklyn College Foundation’s Leadership Gifts team.
  • Assist with a range of activities related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors in support Brooklyn College’s fundraising priorities.
  • Participate in the management of donor and prospect meetings, including scheduling, preparation of relevant meeting materials, coordination among fundraising team members, and tracking next steps and follow-up actions
  • Draft briefing documents, letters, proposals, and reports to prospects and donors under the supervision of the BCF fundraising team.
  • Manage updates and regular report and constituent list generation from Raiser’s Edge and other relevant databases.
  • Participate in meetings with various campus constituencies and external volunteers in support of BCF fundraising.
  • Update donor files electronically and in hard copies.
  • Assist in organizing and staffing donor cultivation and stewardship events, and preparing relevant briefing materials.
  • Provide assistance with general office administration, including answering phones; responding to general email inquiries; greeting guests; managing mailings, website updates, and internal communications; scheduling and supporting internal meetings; and assisting with gift processing responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties, as needed.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of related work experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases; prior experience with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Committed team player with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands and projects under deadline.
  • Sound judgment and discretion.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits.  For immediate consideration, send resume with cover letter to:  Brooklyn College Foundation, Attention:  Anna Johnson, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11210.  Fax:  718/951-5388;

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