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Project Associate—BWF Insight Practice

Bentz Whaley Flessner is currently seeking an experienced Project Associate to join our team in Edina, Minnesota 55439.

About Us:

Bentz Whaley Flessner, a leading fundraising consulting firm for over 30 years, provides quality advice for every step of the development process to educational institutions, academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and other large environmental and social non-profit organizations 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 BWF Insight 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 associate director of BWF Insight and supports the BWF Insight practice leader. The position will also work closely with the rest of the Insight team and collaborate with clients, other 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 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.
  • Providing 30% administrative support to BWF practice leader.
  • 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

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge with prospect research or prospect management
  • Familiarity with fundraising analytics and wealth screening

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package available

BWF Insight team members will be good citizens in offering guidance and services to the other business functions of BWF. BWF Insight expects the character of its team, innovation flowing from a trusting environment, the commitment to our clients’ missions, and mindfulness of the great value our clients offer to the world we live in to be the core of all of our pursuits.

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