Project Associate – Education Practice

Bentz Whaley Flessner

| Minneapolis, MN | July 24, 2018

Bentz Whaley Flessner, a leading fundraising consulting firm for over 30 years, provides quality advice for every step of the development process to colleges, universities, hospitals and medical centers, and other leading nonprofits nationwide.

Job Summary:
As a Project Associate at BWF, you’ll use your expertise in nonprofits and fundraising to help organizations across the country strengthen their development efforts and advance their missions. Working with the Education Practice, you’ll partner with and learn from industry-leading consultants as they help clients to discover solutions to their operations challenges. This position reports to the education practice managing associate team and works collaboratively with clients, consultants, and support staff.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Managing day-to-day operations of all project deliverables, milestones, and required activities; communicating project status with consultants and clients on a regular basis.
•    Providing technical and research data analysis in an environment that requires maturity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
•    Collaborating with Education practice team members and clients to gather requirements for the creation of both internal and client-facing documentation and reports, data analysis benchmarking, and other project specific deliverables.
•    Developing proposals, presentations, and data-driven communications in support of sales and marketing activities.
•    Performing other duties as assigned.
•    Standard business hours apply, with weekend and evening hours required when deadlines need to be met.
•    Travel to client sites, conferences, or the firm’s other offices may occasionally be required.


Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field
•    Familiarity of fundraising within the industries of healthcare, higher education, and in general, nonprofit organizations is strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
•    Well-developed organizational and prioritization skills; flexibility; attention to detail; and the ability to work both independently and with a team toward a common goal
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, project management tools, survey software, database applications, and Internet research tools
•    Excellent written and oral communications
•    Strong analytical, and interpersonal skills; initiative and follow-through; sound discretion and judgment

Compensation and Benefits:
•    Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
•    Benefits package available

How to Apply

Please submit the following to with a subject line of “Education Project Associate Application”: A current resume; three references; salary requirements; and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position as well as your experience with fundraising and development, research, and project management/support. Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 20th.

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