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 Director of Development (DoD), will develop and execute successful fundraising strategies for a portfolio of high networth prospects who have the capacity to make $1M - $5M gifts. Responsible for raising 6-7 figures annually and maintain a balanced portfolio dedicated to qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Maintain a discovery prospect pool with an emphasis on qualification that leads to a portfolio of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Complete a minimum of 100 engagements and/or meetings in-person or virtually. Will involve travel occasionally as University policy allows and is reasonably justified towards building relationships and developing philanthropy.
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 relevant experience, or equivalent combination of fundraising experience and education
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
Ability to travel nationally
The DoD is considered to have the experience to develop and manage volunteer and donor engagement strategies to enhance the fundraising team's success
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 USD $120,000.00 to USD $160,000.00. 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. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.
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