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Part Time Research Position, Tufts University Corporate and Foundation Relations (Boston)

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR), a unit of University Advancement, is the focal point for raising funds from and building partnerships with private foundations and companies.  Its work spans all three of Tufts campuses (Medford, Boston, Grafton).  Externally, the CFR staff develops relationships with and solicits prospective funders, while internally it is actively engaged with administration, faculty, and advancement staff across all the Tufts schools to further university funding priorities. 

The CFR office is in need of a researcher to assist front-line development officers across each of the three campuses. Specifically, the office needs assistance with on-line research of potential new and existing funders, analyses of funding trends and university's priorities, and the writing of briefs for the school's deans and the president's office. 


The ideal candidate has: exceptional research and writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; possesses the ability to respond to changing priorities, work assignments and needs, and has the desire to function in a fast-paced environment.

We place particular value on candidates who are information specialists, and who have the research knowledge, creativity, drive, and curiosity to identify connections (in terms of mission and people) between the university's programs and potential corporate and foundation funding partners. 

Up to 30 hours per week

We seek a candidate who can commit to at least one calendar year.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




Closing Date

Once filled

How to Apply

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2019-10-17 |  Quick link to this job