Senior Director-Development

NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Director-Development

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children's hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go to, and interact with us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr. Director-Development.

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract funding for NYU Langone Health's work in specified clinical areas from individual donors and prospects at the major gifts level (six and seven-figure gifts). The Senior Director also helps to identify opportunities for unrestricted support for NYU Langone Health.

Job Responsibilities:

    Works with directors, physicians, and administrators of the assigned department and beyond to identify, cultivate, solicit, close gifts and steward donors and prospects with wealth capacity
    Participates in one-on-one cultivations and solicitations
    Works collaboratively with members of the Development Office Leadership and Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Donor Experience/Events, Alumni, Stewardship and Communications, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Response, Prospect Research and Development Administration teams
    Collaborates with other Senior Gift Officers as well as the entire Gift Officer Team to develop and execute strategies to secure philanthropic support from individuals
    Documents all development activity related to gift solicitations and donor and prospect stewardship and general information in the donor/prospect database
    Reviews listings of current donors who have previously given to the areas of responsibility and develop individual strategies to solicit them for new gifts
    Coordinates with the prospect research team to identify new major donor prospects from the patient database
    Works closely with assigned board members, advisory board members, prospects, and physicians to develop event opportunities for cultivating and stewarding major donors and identifying new prospects
    Researches and writes briefings to prepare Medical Center officers (Dean, Vice Dean, EVP, Department Chair) to ensure effective meetings with major donors
    Prepares letters of inquiry and proposals to prospects and donors on behalf of NYU Langone Health faculty members
    Manages team member(s) including gift officer(s)
    Directs the management of the Chairman's Circle
    Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have:

    Bachelors degree and 10-14+ years of relevant experience.

    5 years of management experience, including demonstrated experience successfully managing a team and creating a positive environment.

    Successful track record in Development and Major Gifts, including closing 7-figure gifts and leading advisory boards.

    Ability to work independently and as a team member.

    Ability to meet deadlines and fundraising goals.

    Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented.

    Proven leadership, management, and organizational skills as well as experience in designing and executing comprehensive fundraising processes and procedures.

    The presence, cultural sensitivity, and communication skills necessary to be an effective representative of NYU Langone Health and a liaison to the donor base.

    A collegial, collaborative, and accessible leadership style, well suited to management in a complex academic medical center setting.

    The creativity, energy, and interpersonal skills needed to introduce and champion new ideas and secure transformational philanthropy.

    Knowledge of software applications, including MS Word and Excel.

    Development database experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate degree preferred

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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