Director of Development, College Foundation

Brooklyn NY  Salary $130k

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship culminating in private philanthropic support.

  • In consultation with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity align with university and foundation goals.

  • Secure new gifts and commitments for school. Conduct documented face-to-face personal visits, qualify new major gift prospects annually, and submit major proposals. Manage a large portfolio of prospects.

  • Collaborate with appropriate development and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships. 

  • Set specific goals and objectives to effectively advance solicitation of major gifts. 

  •  Develop a working knowledge of planned giving and work with the foundation's planned giving director to develop strategies for appropriate solicitation of planned gifts. 

  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the university relating to faculty, students, instruction and research.

  • Prepare proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation.

  • Ensure effective records maintenance, including timely filing of requests for prospect assignments, prospect strategies and contact reports using Foundation’s prospect management system.

  • Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgment, coordination of recognition events, and dedications.

  • Report regularly on the progress of annual action plans.

  • Meet annual metrics and goals established at the beginning of each fiscal year.

  • Participate in weekly development staff meetings, monthly one-on-one meetings, a mid-year performance discussion and a performance evaluation with the associate vice chancellor.

  • Protect confidential information.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and a minimum of two years' successful professional experience in fundraising or related non-profit organization work, alumni relations, public relations, marketing, or closely related field.  A bachelor's or master's degree in non-profit management or closely related subject may be substituted for the two years of experience.


Rick Bressler

The Philanthropic Staffing Group



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