The Director of Development is responsible for developing a robust portfolio of diverse leadership annual and major gift donors through authentic, personalized engagement, solicitation and stewardship focusing on fundraising priorities of the Multicultural Advancement unit. The Director is expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward current/prospective donors in collaboration with central gift officers, as well as school/college/unit officers. The position reports to the AVP and will have a shared reporting line to the Executive Director, Regional Advancement in NYC, where the position is based. The Director will design and implement strategies, programs and donor related activities that will bring African American and Latino alumni, parents and friends of the university to a position of significant giving and life-long commitment to the university and its programs. He/She will work closely with the AVP to effectively manage key alumni donors and volunteers, including the Multicultural Advancement Advisory Council and various alumni fundraising groups. The incumbent works closely and collaboratively with other divisional fundraising units including those to secure annual gifts, corporate/foundation gifts, as well as planned gifts supporting diversity initiatives across the University.
Internal Number: 87299
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