Job ID: 2020-7120 Type: University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006) # of Openings: 1 Category: Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing New York University
The members of the Institutional Engagement team of the Global and Institutional Engagement Unit are fundraising professionals who have extensive experience with cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding philanthropic gifts from institutional prospects (primarily corporations and foundations) both in the United States and globally. As part of UDAR’s mission to connect donors with areas of NYU work that most match their philanthropic interests, the Institutional Engagement team connects institutional officers with faculty and leadership across the University. Philanthropic support from this sector directly supports University priorities, and are a vital component of the University’s strategic growth in key areas related to education and research.
Institutional Engagement Officers are the primary relationship managers for the most important foundations, helping to deepen engagement, understanding, and philanthropic investments. In helping to guide and manage donor engagement, Institutional Engagement staff offer a wide range of services, including strategic advisement, proposal development, donor intelligence and research. The unit works closely with UDAR leadership and gift officers as well as provost and president’s office to ensure that its activities are aligned and in support of University priorities and can also provide essential information on trends and opportunities in this philanthropic sector. Collegiality, excellence, and mutual support are the rule. This position will manage a portfolio of institutional donors as well as provide prospect management support for the Institutional Engagement team. The position’s portfolio will likely include a focus on major international foundations and corporations, but will be flexible based upon needs and opportunities. The position provides a junior level fundraising professional with the opportunity to work collaboratively on all aspects of frontline fundraising and prospect management in a fast-paced, intellectually rich environment. It is intended for an emerging frontline institutional fundraising professional and offers opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree
Required Experience: 3+ years of direct institutional giving/development experience in a frontline position, or equivalent combination of education and experience with a proven track record of securing six figure grants. Experience working in the corporate philanthropic sphere is highly preferred.
Preferred Experience: 3+ years experience in an academic, non-profit and/or development environment.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines, manage projects, and work in a fast-paced environment. An understanding of the process of raising funds from foundations and corporations, especially holistic corporate engagement strategies. Ability to develop and manage tracking systems. Ability to professionally interact with all levels of students, staff, faculty and groups. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Proficiency with MS Office, Access and PowerPoint, and/experience with graphic design programs preferred.
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