The Diversity and Inclusion Development Coordinator plays a critical role for the Division of Advancement in supporting Diversity and Inclusion fundraising priorities for alumni of color. This position will work to increase engagement and philanthropy among Brown's growing base of alumni of color while identifying and communicating opportunities to grow positive outcomes from this work. The coordinator will also be tasked with implementing the execution of best practices in messaging, soliciting, and stewardship for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) funds. This position reports to the Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion and serves as a knowledgeable resource on DEI fundraising initiatives, engagement opportunities, and gifts. As well, this role provides talking points in order to support strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to ensure that frontline fundraisers are up to date on DEIB engagement and fundraising opportunities. The coordinator works to educate undergraduate and graduate students about the division's DEI impact funds and the opportunities to support them in Class Giving efforts in coordination with the Brown Annual Fund, affinity groups, and appropriate development leaders for the undergraduate and graduate school's advancement efforts.
In consultation with the Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion, this role collaborates with the Alumni Relations Assistant Director and Program Coordinator, and appropriate development regional teams to increase the participation of diverse alumni in volunteer activities, events (including reunions), and other engagement opportunities. This role may collaborate on recommending and developing new engagement opportunities that appeal to diverse alumni to ensure coordinated and cohesive engagement efforts.
The development coordinator will also identify information that Alumni of Color (AOC) may report as to barriers and objections to supporting the University philanthropically, or through engagement and support other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Development and Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion.
Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to conceive, propose, execute, and evaluate short- and long-term plans that support the activities of the program and contribute to the overall goals of the Advancement Division. The ability to handle and prioritize multiple concurrent tasks is essential.
Ability to provide knowledge of inclusive language and communication strategies that will resonate with diverse communities. Knowledge and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy in the workplace and or in community settings.
Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to collaborate and build positive rapport with varied constituencies in a professional manner; clarity, professionalism, and diplomacy in written and oral communication skills.
Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in executing key responsibilities and supporting a community that shares these principles. Understanding of and passion for issues that affect people of color, particularly their participation in philanthropy, and a commitment to access, advocacy, outreach, and problem-solving for and with those preferred communities.
Ability to apply good judgment and responsible decision-making; tact and discretion is required to deal with highly confidential parent, student, family, donor, and prospect information.
Must be a detail-oriented self-starter who is comfortable working independently as well as part of a close-knit team that values creativity.
Confidence learning and manipulating a variety of technology and software platforms are highly desired. Competence with online and Windows software such as or similar to Google mail and calendaring, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database software required.
Must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. Minimal travel is required, though opportunities for occasional travel may exist.
Ability to administer simple surveys, conduct analysis, and report results.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a related field, such as higher education, non-profit, development, administrative, sales, customer relations, etc.
Direct experience with fundraising, volunteer management, and/or working with diverse communities in a school or college setting is highly desired.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Recruiting Start Date:2022-07-28-07:00
Job Posting Title:Diversity and Inclusion Development Coordinator
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
Position Classification:Hybrid Eligible
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