Posted on February 15, 2013
Development Officer, FAS
New York University
New York University - Development Officer
Position Summary: The Development Officer is a member of the FAS frontline fundraising team and is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential individual donors with a focus to raise major gifts, defined as individual gifts equal to or greater than $25,000 but no greater than $1 million. Working with faculty and development leadership, the position solicits major gifts primarily from parents, alumni and friends of the university. A critical component is the ability to take the initiative to build a prospect portfolio and to focus on meeting dollar and visit goals in a fast paced environment. Supervision of administrative staff, assistance with implementation of programs and events sponsored by the department, and staffing these events are expected as is maintaining collegial relations with staff, students, and faculty.
- Bachelor's degree
- Required Experience: 4 years relevant experience or equivalent. Must include experience in fundraising: cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to take initiative, to identify and close gifts in a fast paced environment as well as collaborate with others. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database.
- Preferred Experience: Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
- Experience fundraising in an academic and/or non-profit environment.
- Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize, execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work in a fast paced environment. Ability to professionally interact with all levels of students, staff, faculty and outside groups. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proficiency with MS Office, Access and Powerpoint.
Unit Specific Text: New York University's 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. UDAR's chief priority is to secure funding for the University's critical operations and goals, 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 for the University's endowment.
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