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Office of Advancement student co-op opportunity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Description:

Simmons University’s Office of Advancement is seeking a student to support the exciting work
of our busy, multi-faceted team. Advancement partners with Alumni Relations and other
departments to develop relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors who
support Simmons’ strategic priorities, programs, and students. You will report to the Assistant
Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations but will work with various members
across the Advancement team and will interact with administrative and academic colleagues
across the campus. Some of the projects you will work on include:

  1. Conducting prospect research and writing prospect research memos about
    individuals, foundations, and corporations
  2. Helping to prepare briefing memos prior to meetings with prospective donors so that
    meeting participants have a solid understanding of the goals and objectives of the
    conversation and the background and interests of the prospects
  3. Writing thank you notes for gifts and grants from companies and foundations
  4. Helping to write stewardship reports that tell donors about the impact of their
    philanthropy
  5. Helping to update corporate and foundation records in the fundraising database by
    doing research on LinkedIn, corporate websites, and the Internet

This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in research, writing, business, donor
relations, and who wish to learn about working for an institution of higher education. Required
skills include excellent research and writing, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and
proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Prior experience working in databases is preferred.
Salary range: $16 – $18 per hour; approximately 35 hours per week.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should reach out to Lori Friedman in the Office of Advancement with any questions and to apply at [email protected]