Job ID: 2022-10597 Type: University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006) # of Openings: 1 Category: Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing New York University
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.
The Donor Engagement Associate, NYU Annual Giving plays a critical role in Annual Giving’s mission to impact the world through continued philanthropic engagement and annual support of the NYU experience. This role is primarily responsible for:
Managing retention for all annual fund donors
Overseeing the retention of consecutive loyal donors and growing the current NYU Loyal Program
Building philanthropic pipeline from various volunteer and alumni programs
Promoting University and School programs and initiatives to solicit volunteer participation
Analyzing stewardship initiatives to provide recommendations for improvements
Partnering with central stewardship offices to ensure compliance
Through innovative retention based outreach, customer services and strategic analysis, this role will be essential to ensuring a strong pipeline of annual donors for future cultivation.
UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Related coursework in project management, marketing, and writing
Required Experience: 3+ years in Development or Alumni Relations or Stewardship for a large institution or a combination of experience and education
Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects with tight deadlines
Preferred Experience: Applicant should have strong proficiency in writing
Strong experience in the development of engaging print and digital marketing materials
Able to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment
Knowledge of Advance database, InDesign and Adobe software preferred
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent writing, editing, proofing, and communications skills, writing sample will be required
Strong project management skills, with a proven ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize workload, follow up in a timely manner on projects, and keep supervisor informed
Interface with senior colleagues to resolve donor requests
Strong customer-service orientation and experience working with high-net-worth donors
Extraordinary attention to detail at all times
Knowledge of principles of fundraising in higher education
Strong Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel skill
Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
Ability to work with multiple constituencies, including school-based development staff, fundraisers
Flexibility: willing to take on new assignments and work occasional evening/weekend events as needed
Candidate will take on other projects as assigned
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Team oriented, collegial, collaborative with a positive, “can-do” attitude
Able to represent UDAR in a positive manner to wider NYU community and colleagues
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