Office of Development, Strategic Priorities UAF

Office of Development

University Administrative Fellow (UAF) position in the Office of Development, Strategic Priorities

Reports to: Laurie Russen, Senior Associate Director, Strategic Priorities

Position starting date: September 1, 2017

Position end date: December 15, 2017

About the Office of Strategic Priorities: As part of the Office of Development, the Strategic Priorities team collaborates on and coordinates the process by which the University develops and communicates its fundraising initiatives for discrete academic and programmatic initiatives at the University and advances fundraising for those initiatives.  This work is critically important at this time, as the University plans its next comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The UAF will work as a close collaborator with the Senior Associate Director for Strategic Priorities and the AVP for Development who have strong relationships with senior University administrators and faculty.

 

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Strategic Priorities, the UAF will write and edit materials related to authorized fundraising priorities.

The University Administrative Fellow will spend 4 hours per week on a discrete project and will be mentored 2 hours per week.

Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and a copy of their resume via email no later than July 1, 2017 to Laurie Russen (lrussen@princeton.edu).  

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Working with colleagues who have project management responsibilities, as well as relevant campus partners and the Development Communications team, the Administrative Fellow works to gather, synthesize, and present information to craft language for fundraising initiative case statements, strategic talking points, and informational packets to be used by the frontline development officers.

 

  • Works with Priorities team and with Development Communications to ensure that written resources for fundraising initiatives are current and accurate.

 

  • The University Administrative Fellow will join the Senior Associate Director for Strategic Priorities and other members of the Strategic Priorities team at meetings with campus colleagues regarding fundraising priority areas.

 

  • The University Administrative Fellow will receive professional development mentoring and performance feedback from the Senior Associate Director for Strategic Priorities and other members of the Advancement team.

 

Qualifications

  • Self-motivation, creativity, and persuasiveness, with high personal standards representative of Princeton University's commitment to excellence.
  • Strong writing skills; strong interpersonal skills when communicating with individuals and groups.
  • Tact, thoughtfulness and nuance.
  • Sound judgment, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail; the ability to think strategically and act decisively; and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to articulate Princeton's mission, traditions, excellence, priorities and goals with enthusiasm, energy, and creativity.