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Development Associate, Data and Gift Processor

Apply now Job no: 494511
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Clerical Support, Development/Fundraising

UMBC's Office of Institutional Advancement supports the University's mission and strategic priorities in a variety of ways, including telling the UMBC story through brand, stories and design; building partnerships with community stakeholders; and fundraising to support students, faculty, alumni and programs.
Position Overview:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks a Development Associate, who maintains records in UMBC's alumni and donor database and is part of the Advancement Services & Donor Relations team within the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $40,609 and has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available. 

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A hybrid telework schedule may be available.


The Development Associate will follow established policies and procedures for gift processing and alumni/donor/prospect data management as well data security practices. The incumbent must maintain proficiency in the Ellucian Advance database and serve as a resource to colleagues. 

Primary responsibilities include conducting research and biographical maintenance received from online giving and engagement websites, phonathons, events, news alerts and other sources; performing regular list management, quality checks and clean-up data projects; and maintaining paper and electronic files. The incumbent will also regularly process charitable donations to the university. Other responsibilities include assisting with departmental donor stewardship projects, communicating regularly with university and UMBC Foundation employees and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • One year direct sales or fundraising experience which may have involved phonathons, alumni relations or special events.

Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of solicitation and fundraising techniques and procedures
  • Skill in performing arithmetic calculations
  • Skill in the use of computers and other office equipment
  • General knowledge of and ability to use word processing, database and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and establish effective working relationships
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For best consideration, please upload a cover letter and a resume by April 26, 2024.   

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for nonexempt regular employees.

Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:

  • 11 Days of Annual Leave  (increases with years of service)
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement/Pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Pay Range 09 (starting at $40,609) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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