Research Coordinator

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
28 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8917/G2717

Job Description


If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefits consider us. If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusion and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional consider joining our team.

This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff.  Boston University’s Development and Alumni Relations’ top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world and is led by Senior Vice President Scott Nichols. 


The Research Coordinator is responsible for all administrative operations of the Research Department, including but not limited to; paying bills and assisting in monitoring budget; compiling and distributing weekly prospect manager assignment requests; updating BBEC with prospect manager assignments, capacity ratings and other pertinent information; writing, compiling and distributing daily news alerts; researching basic requests from development officers for current contact information;  managing the file room; ordering supplies and managing up to five work study students.

Taking a key role in the overall management of Research office this position will pay bills and order supplies (this involves preparing A/P disbursement requests, purchasing and ordering, and processing requisitions, subscriptions and other documents); updating research requests to Sharepoint; registering for online webinars and training for research team, and ensuring all room and AV preparations are made and completed for same, including researching basic contact information and similar requests for development officers; managing file room and file requests, and interviewing, hiring, training and supervising up to five work study students to assist in this and other tasks. The file room training alone includes taking full responsibility for all compliance with confidentiality practices; creating and implementing “best practices” and procedures for optimum efficiency including determining what information belongs in a file and what should be attached as a document to the prospect’s BBEC record. This is a complex process that involves a solid understanding of stewardship levels and all the DAR departments.

This role also must write compile and distribute the daily News Alerts, a digest of pertinent news articles, SEC documents, and press releases pertaining to principal and leadership gift prospects, this includes determining which information is important enough to be distributed and to whom, and write a summary of each news story in the context of the prospect’s involvement, and attaches each news alert to the prospect’s BBEC record.

Play a leading role in BU’s $1.5 Billion campaign, and join us today, apply online at:

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular