New York University seeks an Executive Director for Schools & Institutes to provide leadership and supervision for the experienced fundraising teams in four of NYU’s Schools & Institutes, including: the Gallatin School of Individualized Study; The Institute of Fine Arts; the Division of Libraries, and; the School of Professional Studies. This senior position will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Schools & Institutes. The candidate will be responsible for leading the School teams to a minimum of $30M raised annually and achieving a personal fundraising goal of $3M. The Executive Director will work closely with the AVP of Schools and Institutes to set annual and individual fundraising goals in partnership with academic Deans and University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) leadership in support of strongly articulated and well-crafted funding priorities. The candidate will incorporate agreed to metrics and be a thoughtful performance coach capable of championing both team and individual successes.
The Executive Director will contribute to a collaborative fundraising environment and participate in strategy sessions across Schools and Institutes in support of interest-based, donor-centric prospect assignments. The Executive Director will have a broad base of progressive fundraising experiences, preferably in higher education, in order to provide the leadership, strategy and insights required to support skillful fundraisers. The candidate will possess the discipline of frontline fundraising in order to manage a select portfolio of high-capacity prospects and donors with a documented track-record of closing 7-figure gifts. In support of these goals, the candidate will have the ability to plan, forecast and communicate annual plans and manage budgetary resources accordingly. University Development and Alumni Relations raises 600M+ annually and is well-positioned to move into a comprehensive capital campaign.
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, or Non-Profit Management.
Ten years of progressive development experience. Proven record of successful solicitation of 7-figure gifts. Strong administrative, management and performance coaching skills.
Professional experience in an academic environment. Experience managing a portfolio of teams through the implementation of metrics and performance coaching.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent organization, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal. Commitment to achieving goals and fostering teamwork. Ability to lead and coach a motivated team. Proven ability and desire to reach progressive goals. Familiarity with best practices and effective opinions on all aspects of the fundraising continuum.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Professional certifications such as ACFRE, CFRE, or completion of professional program(s) in Non-Profit Management, or Philanthropic Studies.
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