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Institutional Advancement Associate (BNI)

The Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) is located in White Plains, NY and is the academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine in Manhattan.  We are a research institute dedicated to finding cures for chronic neurological disabilities. We translate groundbreaking research into clinical treatments so that people can see, talk, and walk again.
The Institute seeks an exceptional development support professional to join the Office of Institutional Advancement (Development). The Development Associate is key to the effectiveness and smooth functioning of the department and will have primary responsibility for developing prospect leads through prospect research, scheduling donor meetings, donor material development and distribution, and other administrative duties for the team and the newly formed Advancement Council. This is a great opportunity to work with world renown researchers, grow the visibility of the Institute both nationally and internationally and feel proud and connected to the work that is done every day here.
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Support the Office of Development’s comprehensive donor programs to raise funds for Burke Neurological Institute
  • Provide administrative support (e.g. scheduling internal meetings, donor meetings, maintain calendar, prepare and coordinate materials, agendas for meetings, etc.)
  • Compose and proofread proposals, case for support, program summaries, talking points, briefings, personalized donor acknowledgments as well as other correspondence as directed.
  • Draft correspondence, and prepare/coordinate in house mailings to managed prospect portfolios
  • Manage vendors, freelancers, agencies, and other specialists. Oversee and manage purchase orders, invoices and other expenses for development (fundraising).
  • Raisers Edge Prospect/Portfolio Management: Update and maintain all moves management information related to managed portfolios as well as prospect base including entering contact reports, adding and updating proposals, entering future/anticipated actions, maintaining all data/coding related to the several reports most frequently used in tracking and measuring donor moves management.
  • Field and respond to all external donor related phone and email inquiries relating to donation and fund related issues.
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating logistics related to donor cultivation and stewardship events
  • Foster positive and professional working relationships with all staff and faculty
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Bachelors’ Degree required
  • 2 years’ work experience, preferably working in an office setting, in development, public relations or marketing

Minimum Computer Skills:
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment
  • Ability to learn fund-raising database; Raiser's Edge experience preferred

General Skills:
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized, meticulous, and flexible
  • The ability to work within an environment that emphasizes teamwork as well as individual initiative
  • Sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
  • The ability to honor confidentiality

Work Environment:
  • Standard office work.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Occasional travel may be necessary.
To apply, contact Christine Hughes.