University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Development, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Director of Development, University-wide (DOD) will develop and execute successful fundraising strategies for a portfolio of high networth prospects who have the capacity to make $3M - $5M gifts. They will be progressively responsible for raising 7-8 figures annually. The DOD will maintain a discovery prospect pool with an emphasis on qualification that leads to a portfolio of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The incumbent will achieve a set minimum of meaningful engagements and/or meetings in-person or virtually, as appropriate. This position may involve travel occasionally as University policy allows and is reasonably justified towards building relationships and developing philanthropy. The role may have the opportunity to supervise staff in the future and is considered to have the experience to be an advisor/mentor and contributing to the overall success of the fundraising team.
UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
Master's Degree or completion of a fundraising certificate program
7+ years experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education
Managing complex projects preferred
Knowledge of and familiarity with the NYC-metro area's philanthropic community preferred
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to take initiative and collaborate with others
Working knowledge of various software applications
Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communications skills, intellectual curiosity and interest about topics related to the University's funding priorities, engaging conversationalist, active listener, ability to demonstrate empathy
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $120,000 - $160,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
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