Development Associate, Outreach Programming and Events (Salary Range: $53K-$55k)
The Rockefeller University
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: IRC28918
The Rockefeller University seeks a Development Associate, Outreach Programming and Events (Salary Range: $53K-$55k) to join Development. The Development Associate, Outreach Programming and Events will provide key staff support for programs at The Rockefeller University that build and foster collaborations both within and without the greater Rockefeller University community. As part of a four-member team, the Development Associate is a highly organized and motivated individual who will provide key support in planning, managing, and implementing a wide variety of events, both large and small in scale, including scientific symposia, lecture series, prize presentations, concerts, community outreach events, and Convocation. Rockefeller is one of the world's leading institutions of biomedical research, and along with a beautiful campus, it is an exciting environment in which to work. The Development Associate will be part of a team of development professionals who work together in a highly collaborative fashion. Reporting to the Director and Assistant Director of Outreach Programming and Events, the Development Associate will provide support for the management and oversight of a variety of programs. Responsibilities include management of roughly 40 non-university rentals per year - overseeing and upgrading university rental marketing materials, answering rental requests, conducting campus site visits, managing contracts and insurance, creating and tracking invoices, and working closely with each client to coordinate all event logistics; assistance in the reviewing and editing of print and digital content of university events, including invitations, programs, and briefing materials; and overseeing venue logistics and catering. The Development Associate will act as the primary contact with Accounts Payable and Purchasing departments for the Outreach Programming and Events team, processing and tracking check requests, reimbursements, and honoraria, managing purchase orders and payments, and ordering special materials required for events. Other responsibilities include: assisting with the University's room reservation system through the review, communication, and negotiation of all on-campus room reservations, as well as working with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs to ensure that all internal event content is current and available on the University website; contributing to the development of program content, including event topics and titles to enhance and market the University's branded events; supporting and increasing the introduction of prospective supporters to Rockefeller through the University programs, in coordination with the Development program; maintaining tracking systems in Blackbaud CRM for event attendance and seating; underwriting support for symposia; preparing letters, memos, briefings, honoraria, and other communications related to hosting events; and participating in meetings of general issues related to the University and the fundraising program.
A Bachelor's degree from a well-regarded institution. Minimum of 2 years of related experience in the area of development or event management, preferably in a university or other appropriate non-profit setting. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies. Proven ability to plan and manage a wide range of activities. Excellent written communications skills, including the ability to edit and proofread a diversity of written materials. Ability to fit smoothly into a well-run operation noted for its atmosphere of teamwork and open communication. Prior experience in participating effectively in team planning efforts. Experience working with development software, Blackbaud CRM preferred. Experience with Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, website properties maintained through a CMS (Content Management System), and basic HTML code skills a plus. Must be available to work evenings, early mornings, and occasional weekend events as necessary.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.