Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Director-Development.
In this role, the successful candidate The Director, Editorial Projects is integral to the successful communications and donor engagement activities of the Office of Development. The Director will be responsible for guiding and supporting the development communications plan and related programs in support of NYU Langones development initiatives across a variety of platforms. This position will actively drive best practices for client engagement and resourcing, culture and brand building across existing and future philanthropic communication channels. Working closely with the DEC team, and with developments gift officers, strategy and foundation relations team, annual fund, alumni, and planned giving staff, as well as marketing & communications (COMMS), and external communication partners, the Director supports the philanthropic enterprise for the institution. Reporting to the Senior Director for Donor Engagement and Communications, the Director must be adept at handling multiple projects simultaneously, including the planning, conception, coordination management, execution, and evaluation of complex communications/stewardship/engagement projects within tight timelines and budget parameters. The Director will also handle additional project management and resourcing as needed.
Provide creative focus and project management for key projects, including proposals and reports, and elevate and maintain the quality of this work, bringing knowledge of best practices in the field to shape effective donor communications
Work closely with the Strategy team to develop principal gift report stewardship calendar and meeting agenda, resource/project manage high-level reports, and participate in Strategy team meeting, as needed
Help train the Project Manager, Donor Engagement and Communications, in resourcing, and oversee the PMs efforts in this arena
Provide project management for DEC projects as needed
Support resourcing of projects as needed, including assigning appropriate internal and external staff to support projects submitted by our clients
Serve as DEC lead partnering with our Annual Fund, Alumni Affairs, and Planned Giving colleagues
Work in partnership with DEC team members and the Office of Development to identify best practices for client engagement, sharing content, tracking projects, and evaluating ROI
Collaborate with development colleagues to establish DEC scorecard to track metrics that measure the impact of activities
Partner with NYULMC COMMS and development colleagues looking for opportunities to share language and branding in support of key organization-wide philanthropic initiatives
Manage the boilerplate language library and related assets for advancing consistent, brand-appropriate donor-communications pieces
Manage vendor relationships including external communications consultants, designers, freelance writers, videographers, photographers, and print houses
In addition to the projects listed above, manage other creative endeavors such as snapshots, videos, PowerPoint decks, infographics - as needed, to be determined jointly with the Senior Director, working with appropriate creative staff/partners
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a A bachelors degree is required, preferably in communications, journalism or English. A minimum of 10 years experience in healthcare or corporate communications with 5-7 of those years in development communications. Possess a thorough understanding of building superlative editorial projects in a complex Development environment, and the ability to lead projects that successfully achieve key goals for the department. Creative self-starter with excellent judgment; proactive; nimbly managing multiple priorities, stakeholders, and projects and follow through to completion; a problem-solver and team player; action- and deadline-oriented. Work smoothly with the DEC team, thinking innovatively and helping to spur such thinking and approaches in others. Supervisory and management experience, including management of staff, freelancers, vendors and budgets. Proven ability to understand and apply concepts and best practices used in a highly matrixed environment. The ability to source and deploy new technologies to gauge resources and boost engagement. Demonstrated success in building business relationships at a senior level with a proven track record of success in development communications. Excellent organizational and editorial skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of medicine, science or healthcare field. In-depth knowledge of local and national healthcare delivery system and current issues in healthcare / academic medical centers.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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