Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Posted on 09/23/2022

New York University

New York, NY

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.

As a valued member of NYU’s development team, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer serves a critical role in establishing foundational and early major giving for the annual giving population. A networker, a game-changer, a storyteller, and somewhat of a road-warrior, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer helps to realize NYU’s commitment to world-class education by forging meaningful philanthropic relationships with the University. The ideal candidate will be a professional fundraiser, responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a targeted portfolio of annual fund prospects. The ability to achieve success will also be realized through strong internal partnerships. They will work closely with other departments within the Development and Alumni Relations Office including central and school based Major Gift fundraisers, Alumni Relations, ITS, Research, and other development offices throughout the University to raise the school’s local, regional, state, national, and international support.

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


Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience:
3+ years must include experience in fundraising, cultivation and stewardship of individual donors or a combination of experience and education

Preferred Experience:
3+ years fundraising experience in a research university environment closing gifts at a leadership annual fund level, $1K – $50K preferred

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills

Ability to plan and implement events and develop marketing strategies

Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Must be comfortable creating team-supportive structures such as prospect list and portfolio management, data accuracy, and serve as a second resource of support and guidance to LAGO fundraisers

Additional Information: 

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