Assistant Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship for A&S

Posting Number 2023-11424
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/6/2023 5:24 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Development and Campaigns, Arts and Science
University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing

Position Summary

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.


The Assistant Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, is an integral part of the NYU Arts & Science development team whose primary purpose is to develop, assess, and manage donor relations and stewardship initiatives for NYU Arts & Science. Reports to and works closely with the Associate Dean of Development to establish, manage, and maintain effective, efficient, and impactful donor relations initiatives, including high-level donor stewardship events and VIP donor communications and engagement initiatives. Develop forward-thinking, creative strategies for engaging major and principal-level gift donors, as well as efficient and effective systems for managing stewardship projects across NYU Arts & Science.


UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
5+ years experience in development stewardship and/or a combination of education and experience

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent project management and decision-making skills, with a proven ability to manage competing deadlines, delegate tasks to support staff, and prioritize workload

Strong writing skills

Demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of data

Strategic thinking with an eye for creating efficient systems and improving existing systems

Adept at interfacing with senior colleagues to move projects forward and resolve donor requests

Strong customer-service orientation and experience working with high-net-worth and VIP donors

Extraordinary attention to detail at all times

Strong Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel skills, knowledge of Advance database software

Ability to handle and maintain confidential information

Ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Collegial and collaborative work style

Able to represent UDAR in positive manner to wider NYU community and colleagues

Knowledge of principles of fundraising in higher education

Experience planning stewardship events a plus

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $70,000.00 to USD $90,000.00. 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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