Responsibilities: The Development Associate is part of a Development team of 4, working across two offices (Hong Kong and New York), reporting directly to the Director for Development in the New York office. The Development team works to generate financial support for our mission and does so by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donations from Foundations, alumni from our partner institutions in Asia, and other individuals. The Development Associate supports the development goals of the United Board by providing excellent donor service through working directly with donors, processing and acknowledging donations using Raiser’s Edge database, writing plan donor events, providing support in prospect research, and writing stewardship reports to donors.
This position requires an adept multi-tasker who can work under multiple deadlines, and with a variety of external and internal stakeholders. S/he will work closely with the executive team – including preparing donor-related reports and correspondence for the President, Executive VP, and the VP for Finance & Administration. This position is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to and help advance the work of international higher education in the Asian context. For information about the United Board, please visit www.unitedboard.org
Functions and Duties:
Gift entry and management of donor records in Raiser’s Edge, including generating and mailing gift acknowledgements, maintaining accuracy of donor information in database, and preparing regular reports such as mailing lists and donation figures
Draft donor proposals and correspondence, prepare endowment reports, and manage stewardship calendar for US-based Foundations and individuals
Scheduling and confirming donor meeting appointments and travel arrangements for the Director of Development and members of the executive team
Manage administration of endowment grant reports for donors and institutions, handling donor inquires by phone and mail, and coordinating with the Finance team to generate financial updates and reports on a regular basis.
In collaboration with the Development team, organize donor receptions and special outreach events involving trustees, alumni, major donors, and/or other stakeholders across the U.S.
Work closely with Asia-based Program Directors and staff to stay current on United Board program priorities for preparation of funding proposals and reports
Where needed, working with and organizing volunteers and interns
Compensation and Application:
We offer a competitive salary and a very generous benefits package (including health, dental, retirement plan and 4 weeks of vacation per annum) in addition to a collegial small office environment. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a 1 page cover-letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Subject: Development Associate Application). Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-4 years of nonprofit or administrative office experience
Demonstrated experience with database management and data entry preferably using Raiser’s Edge;
Attention to detail in preparing reports, processing financial and donor information, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
Advanced proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and knowledge of cloud-based software such as Salesforce
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with sensitivity to cultural differences and writing for different audiences;
Experience working with volunteers and leadership staff is desirable (i.e. trustees)\
Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities
Experience and interest in working with Asian cultures is a plus.
Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude.
Willing to work flexible hours, including occasional travel and evening meetings conducted by web/teleconference with colleagues in Asia.
About United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
The United Board endeavors to respond to the diverse challenges and opportunities facing our colleagues in higher education in Asia, especially where the needs are great. We share their interests in developing institutions that offer multidisciplinary education and that nurture a spirit of compassion, equity, reconciliation, social responsibility, and mutual respect among religious and cultural traditions.
Our approach is ecumenical and inclusive: our primary involvement is with Christian institutions, but we also reach out to other colleges and universities that share our commitment to whole person education. Solidarity with educators at these institutions forms the foundation of our work. Through their insights we identify needs and through their creative responses we find ways to address them collaboratively.
Our programs and grants support institutions to improve the quality of education. We sponsor professional training for faculty, administrators, and trustees, and foster linkages and networks among Asian institutions of higher education. Our current focus is on five program areas: leadership development for higher education; faculty development for enhanced teaching, l...earning, and research; campus-community partnerships; culture and religion in Asia; and special initiatives.
We fund our programs by seeking contributions from individuals, foundations, and alumni associations of Asian institutions to supplement the income from our endowment.
Founded in 1922, the United Board’s work in its first three decades focused on 13 Christian colleges and universities in China. The United Board took its name from the union of the governing boards of these institutions, which recognized the benefits of combining their efforts to create and sustain higher education institutions. United Board support came in the form of raising funds and coordinating their use to support capital construction, library collections, student scholarships and other critical educational functions, including sponsoring visiting American faculty and staff.