Bank of America Philanthropic Practice Associate in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Business Overview

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management is a leading private wealth management organization providing vast resources and customized solutions to help meet clients' wealth structuring, investment management, banking and credit needs. Clients are served by teams of experienced advisors offering a range of financial products and services, including investment management, financial and succession planning, philanthropic and specialty asset management, family office services, custom credit solutions, financial administration and family trust stewardship.

U.S. Trust is part of the Global Wealth and Investment Management unit of Bank of America, N.A., which is a global leader in wealth management, private banking and retail brokerage.

Summary of Position

The Philanthropic Practice Associate (PPA) will provide research and support to the Philanthropic and Family Office Leadership team. The PPA will assist in the process of thought leadership research projects, management and retention of external partnerships and sponsorships, and conduct ad hoc research to support the delivery of sales and consulting services to a team of national consultants/advisors working with institutional and private philanthropic clients across US Trust and Merrill Lynch.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support ongoing research studies and projects in Philanthropic and Family Office subject areas by facilitating and coordinating data collection processes and data validation.

  • Assist in managing external industry partnerships to drive deeper and more effective collaboration.

  • Work with local ICAs and ISDs to coordinate use of research findings to drive sales process and opportunities.

  • Use various databases available to research and identify potential/current opportunities, including identification of trustees, board members, nonprofit affiliations, investment policies, etc.

  • Helps support sales and business development activities for both UST and ML channels, by answering questions on specific research processes.

  • Help manage and coordinate an efficient and effective process for conference attendance, including coordinating of attendees, strategy, timelines and level of engagement.

  • Support the creation of new consulting materials using research study findings.

  • Support senior leadership responsible for nonprofit, private philanthropy, family office research, fact and trend finding

  • Drive the standardization and the institutionalization of the external sponsorship process – includes documentation of engagement, objectives and timeline.

  • Ad hoc research or sales support projects as needed.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Works effectively in a team environment

  • Strong philanthropy and/or family office industry and sector knowledge

  • Advanced communication skills including oral and written, in person and virtual delivery

  • Ability to influence without direct management

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving landscape

  • Advanced organization skills

  • Advanced research capabilities, including database mining.

  • Expert ability level in MS PowerPoint and Excel

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of successful experience in market research or sales/sales support.

  • Previous involvement with research studies, a plus

  • Philanthropy and/or family office industry background & knowledge.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Math, Marketing, or related field.

  • Knowledge of investment management, specifically in nonprofit sector, a plus.

Posting Date : 04/16/2018

Location :

Boston, MA, 225 FRANKLIN ST (MA1225),

New York, NY, 114 W 47TH ST (NY8114),

  • United States

Travel : Yes, 10% of the time

Full / Part-time : Full time

Hours Per Week : 40

Shift : 1st shift

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