Job Openings

Development Assistant

Job ID: BH478010

Category: Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant

Specialty: Administrative

Client Job Title: Assistant Director
Duration: ASAP start pending clearance. 4 months contract, possible conversion
Location: University guidelines currently 3 day in office/2 day remote; can change depending on School needs – Morningside Heights area
Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 35 per week. Non-exempt.
Industry: Higher Education/ University
Company Size: 20,000+
Company Info: For more than 250 years, this university has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education
  • 3 years progressively related experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Eventbrite registration experience


  • Higher education industry experience


  • Actively assists advancement team in organizing meetings, special events, mailing invitations, coordinating event logistics, etc.
  • Prepares variety of lists and reports from Alumni/Development (ADR) database, including donor giving reports, regional alumni lists, reunion class lists etc.
  • Assists in preparing and sending acknowledgment letters.
  • Updates filing systems and databases

Skills & Knowledge

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Eventbrite registration systems. Strong aptitude for becoming proficient in database management software (CU Athena Web & ADR Data Hub systems)
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, and excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize multiple administrative tasks, and work independently.
  • Good judgment and ability to interact with a diverse group of people
  • Discretion and confidentiality with donor-related matters.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and commitment to professionalism.


The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: New York, New York