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Assistant Director, Engagement Programs, Brown University Sports Foundation Brown University Division of Advancement
The Assistant Director, Engagement Program, Brown University Sports Foundation will be responsible for managing athletics-focused programming that provides high quality engagement, cultivation, and stewardship for alumni, parents, donors and volunteers with the ultimate goal of deepening their engagement with and increasing their philanthropic support of the University. The Assistant Director will comprehensively manage the planning and execution of strategic and purposeful events and work collaboratively and in partnership with colleagues in the Sports Foundation, Advancement Events, Regional Development, Alumni Relations, and others across the division. The Assistant Director will also serve as the main liaison for the Advancement Events team working closely with them for cross-cutting events involving the greater university community and on high-level, signature events as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years relevant experience (development, sales, customer relations, communications and public relations, marketing, community organizer, events planning etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience with fundraising, volunteer management and knowledge of Brown University is highly desired. This position requires flexibility, initiative, a high degree of organizational skills; superior interpersonal skills with ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor and advance a strategic plan that supports the activities of the Advancement Division. This position requires the ability to drive multiple projects from conception to completion.
Experience with planning and implementing events is required.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans and activities that support the program and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of Advancement and the fundraising enterprise.
Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities. An ability and comfort in meeting and interacting with individuals of considerable social status and affluence is required.
Ability to apply good judgment and proven responsible decision-making skills; tact and discretion are required to deal with highly confidential alumni, parent, student, family, donor and prospect information.
Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines.
Advanced knowledge of electronic mail and calendars, the Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social networking, and other software such as web content maintenance, blogs, donor databases, etc.
Experience and proven success with handling multiple, large projects simultaneously.
Incumbent will present her/himself professionally at all times as a representative of Brown University.
Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply. All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.
Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/