Director of Institutional Advancement, YU High Schools
Job No: 493730 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Yeshiva Univ High Schools - Admin Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Philanthropy
Position Summary: The Director develops and implements fundraising plans and alumni activities for the YU High Schools. This includes the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects. Identifies and cultivates potential new members for the Board and works with the Board, administrators and faculty to strategize fundraising, programming, plan special events, is instrumental in providing stewardship to donors and assists with alumni outreach and development. Plans fundraising events including an Annual Dinner of Tribute and several reunions.
Develop and implement fundraising plans and solicit gifts
Work with administrators, heads of schools, faculty, lay leaders and students to identify, cultivate prospects, and strategize solicitations
Steward prospects and donors. Identify donor needs and responsibilities. Prepare and organize letters, meetings, site visits and collateral materials. Follow up all meetings and events
Demonstrated success in securing major gifts
Staff and manage Board and committees. Cultivate and nurture relationships with individual board members. Plan agendas in tandem with Deans, Board Chairs, administrators and others. Develop continuity, including Chairs remarks and committee reports. Create collateral materials for meetings
Work to get students, alumni and parents involved. Set goals, agendas, meeting dates, materials, and follow up
Recruit speakers for alumni events and other fundraising initiatives
Develop a comprehensive alumni program for the High Schools, including planning alumni events, coordinating reunions and overseeing alumni committees
Attend University development staff meetings. Help staff other schools events
Plan High School Annual Dinner of Tribute
Organize fundraising events such as scholarship campaigns, parent events, and other donor-based initiatives
Organize YUHS Annual Fund solicitations
Experience & Educational Background:
5-7 years experience fundraising including working with donors and managing events
Skills & Competencies:
High level of energy and a self-starter
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Ability to work within a team
Influences the behavior of others through effective communication
Identifies and cultivates relationships with key constituents across campuses, functions and levels, as well as external contacts
Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization
Seeks input, meets expectations and maintains communication with the client
Recognizes strategic opportunities to enhance University success
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.