Created in 1973, the Rutgers University Foundation advances Rutgers' pursuit of excellence in education, research, and public service. We build relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations and seek their support of Rutgers programs throughout New Jersey and the world. Our sole mission is to support Rutgers.
Reporting to the Director of Development Events, the Assistant Director of Development Events is a key member of the Development Events team. He/she will plan and execute events that cultivate, recognize and steward donors to the University.
Performs analysis with end-users to determine requirements for the design, development and implementation of information systems for Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) and the Office of Alumni Relations. Plays a key role in conducting business and data analysis for these systems and in implementing new business policies and procedures based upon system use. Performs all system and application testing, end-user training in reporting database and applications and end-user help desk support.
Did you know that for every qualified professional in higher education fundraising, there are 4-5 open jobs available to them? To meet the growing demand for talented, experienced young development professional, Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) is actively seeking motivated and spirited interns for their third annual summer internship program in development and alumni relations. Applicants with an interest in getting in at the ground floor of this booming industry are strongly encouraged to apply to be a part of an immersive, exclusive summer experience at Rutgers.
Be a part of the third Futures in Advancement program along with a cohort of your peers selected from a competitive group of applicants. Over the course of the program, you will spend time in one of Rutgers’ schools, development units, athletic programs or health centers working and collaborating alongside professionals in the fields of fundraising and alumni relations. In addition, each week you and your cohort will come together for an interactive Classroom Workshop dedicated to exploring the theory and practice of development where you will be educated in the art and science of fundraising, learn about the personal career experiences of leadership at the Foundation and experience off-campus site visits to local nonprofits.
This comprehensive, 360-degree experience will prepare you for entry-level roles in sales, public relations, event planning and strategic communications in the public and private sectors. Graduates of the program will have exclusive access to a network of development and alumni relations professionals at Rutgers and across the country.
- Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Rutgers
- Be able to dedicate 10 weeks of fulltime (35 hour) work from June – August and adhere to a Monday – Friday working schedule;
- Possess a willingness to participate in potential travel opportunities in the local tristate area;
- Provide their own housing during the 10 week internship;
Applicants with previous experience in fundraising or nonprofit work a plus, but not required.
Accepted interns will be compensated at a rate of $12.50/hour during the internship.
For any questions or inquiries please contact:
Futures in Advancement at FuturesInAdvancement@ruf.rutgers.edu
The Accountant is primarily responsible for the oversight of the Alumni Relations accounting activity that is ultimately recorded in the Rutgers University Foundation's ("the Foundation") accounting system. The responsibilities included in the scope of this role involve the entry, extraction, review and upload of financial data from the University's accounting system, booking of journal entries and project tracking attributes in the Foundation's accounting system and oversight in the analysis/reporting of activity for Alumni Relations management. Also included in the support of Alumni Relations is the review and consolidation of fiscal year budgets. The Accountant will also oversee all aspects of endowment and deferred gifts made to the Foundation (i.e. annuities and trusts) to be invested at the Foundation, and will be expected to work with the Office of Gift Planning to process such gifts for investment and transfer proceeds to the University. The Accountant will also be responsible for the creation, coding and maintenance of non-event allocations in the donor database. Finally, this position will also provide support to the Controller, and Chief Financial Officer, for any games of chance, surveys, projects, or other assignments that will further improve the efficiency and support of the accounting function at the Foundation. This person works under the general supervision of the Rutgers University Foundation Controller and will be expected to recommend policies and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective utilization of the financial system. This position requires knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP) and a good understanding of accounting concepts, theories, terminology and applications.