NYU's Stern School has a challenging opportunity for a Director of Development, Undergraduate College. This is a senior management position within Stern's Development and Alumni Relations Team. The Director of Development will collaborate with the Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Relations and Deans to develop and implement long term strategies for directing major gifts and annual giving initiatives that facilitate the Undergraduate College's advancement priorities. S/he will ensure that Stern's major donors and alumni are fully engaged in the school's current and future campaign/development strategies and goals. The Director will spearhead a comprehensive individual giving program with emphasis on $100,000 + restricted gifts for scholarship, faculty development, centers, institutes, special programs and initiatives. The Director will identify and prioritize existing and new donors and prospects, and then cultivate these individuals to match their interests with the school's needs. S/he will also develop campaigns featuring academic disciplines and program areas and prioritize cultivation and solicitations to best maximize the role of the Dean, Vice Deans and high level volunteers including board members. He/she will also lead and develop a team of 4 fund raising professionals.
The selected candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 7 or more years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or related area, preferably with knowledge of the metropolitan New York community and the financial community. Proven ability to cultivate and solicit high level donors and manage relationships is essential. Master's degree or MBA preferred along with strong strategic, communication, writing and staff management skills.
Master's degree or MBA
7 years' relevant experience in major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, conducting capital campaigns, and managing donor and other stakeholder communications or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Fund raising experience with a large university or top
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Excellent writing, presentation, public speaking, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Proven ability to interact effectively with donors, prospective donors, including cultivation and solicitations. Proven ability to match donor interests to the school's programs and priorities. Ability to prepare and manage budgets.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
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