Secure individual support for NYU Shanghai and its programs. Work with academic units and leadership to plan, develop and close solicitations for major gifts. Expected to raise major gifts, defined as individual gifts equal to or greater than $25,000, but no greater than $1 million; may supervise subordinate staff; assist in some grant writing for individual proposals as well as small (@ $25k) corporate and foundation relations. Focus cultivation on individuals such as parents, alumni and friends of the university and small grants from corporations/foundations. Conduct fundraising calls to alumni and non-alumni prospects and donors for University programs and initiatives; identify prospective donors and provide cultivation strategies; assist with development and implementation of programs and events sponsored by department; administer calendar of events; support and assist with staffing of events; and collaborate department events with School calendars.
The main responsibilities include:
- Make 100 to 120 visits per year to assess, qualify and cultivate prospective donors. Solicit prospects and close gifts equal to or greater than $25,000, but no greater than $1 million. Identify giving priorities; develop funding opportunities, draft proposals and draft gift agreements complying with University Development Focus cultivation on individuals such as parents, alumni and friends of the school, and grants from corporations/foundations. Engage senior academic leadership, deans, faculty, and colleagues where appropriate in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects. Provide cultivation strategies; ensure proper acknowledgement for dedicated gifts; provide follow up correspondence and activity to donor requests.
- Actively build robust pool of 150 - 200 major gift prospects. Work closely with Development Research team to uncover 5 and 6 figure prospects. Track activity in database system through prospect assignments and open proposals. Draft and file contact reports in the database. Use existing reporting tools to review prospect pool regularly with supervisor.
- Assist with development and implementation of programs and events sponsored by department including committee meetings, receptions, dinners, award ceremonies, symposia, and seminars. Interact with fundraisers in NYU in New York to share information and promote coordination among contacts with donors.
- Supervise entry of prospective donor contacts and background data to donor and alumni database; supervise preparation of background narratives and compilation of donor information.