Director-Corp/Found Relations

NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Director-Corp/Found Relations      

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 LinkedInGlassdoorIndeed, FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

In partnership with a dedicated philanthropic community, the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs helped to transform NYU Langone Health into one of the top academic medical centers in the country and continues to foster significant advancements enterprise-wide. Our team recently completed a $3 billion campaign, which rallied tremendous local and national support, including NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s thriving alumni network. This remarkable base of individuals, families, foundations, and organizations provided critical funding for our large-scale Manhattan campus transformation and is a driving force behind the enterprise’s expansive research portfolio, innovations in medical education, and one of the nation’s best and safest patient care programs. In 2018 our School made history with its Tuition Free initiative, becoming the first top-tier medical school in the country to provide full-tuition scholarships to all MD degree students—funded entirely through philanthropy. And in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has mobilized, reorganized, and reimagined our mission of support for those striving to save and improve lives on the front lines and behind the scenes.
The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is focused on carrying forward this extraordinary momentum and offers special opportunities for fundraising or other skilled professionals passionate about the power of philanthropy in healthcare and health education. We are a robust team of individuals bringing diverse professional and personal experiences to a creative, collaborative fundraising shop.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Director-Corporate/Foundation Relations.

In this role, the successful candidate plays a leadership role within the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to attract funding for cancer and additional research efforts at NYU Langone Health. The focus of this portfolio will be to develop foundation-based opportunities while building dynamic relationships with internal stakeholders. The Director develops, writes, and edits proposals and reports, maintains appropriate grant files and documents and proactively establishes and builds positive relationships with NYU Langone faculty/staff, foundation donors, and prospects. The Director is responsible for fundraising from Foundations and prospects at the major gifts level, with a focus on six and seven-figure gifts.

The Director is an experienced development professional responsible for managing all aspects of the cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of foundation donors and representing and supporting faculty/principal investigators and leadership as a members of the Foundation Relations team. This position will report to the Senior Director for Foundation Relations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships and develop funding opportunities with national and local foundation with an emphasis on priority clinical, education and research initiatives. Steward current foundation donors to enhance existing relationships.
    Develop relationships with faculty and leadership in portfolio areas of coverage and organize meetings surrounding fundraising goals, philanthropic opportunities and ongoing project development.
    In partnership with physicians, scientists, administrators and other gift officers, produce, write and edit grant proposals, letters of inquiry, concept papers, and reports in appropriate language for donors. Successfully manage the process of preparing and submitting proposals, letters of intent, budgets and reports and meet all donor/prospect deadlines.
  • Work with legal counsel to write and execute gift agreements and terms for grants.
    Organize and prepare for site visits, presentations, and events with foundation donors in collaboration with faculty, leadership and departments and NYU Langone Health.
    Prepare timely fundraising progress reports. Comply with all grant terms and reporting as required by donors. Provide necessary follow up and stewardship. Meet deadlines with grantee and grantor after proposals are funded.
    Document all development activity related to solicitations, reports and stewardship using the Trax donor/prospect database.
  • Conduct new foundation prospect research to identify viable prospects that complement the work of physicians and staff at NYU Langone Health.
    Contribute to good relations with the Office of Sponsored Program Administration (SPA), and the University Office of Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR).
    As needed, the Director of Foundation Relations may manage staff within the Foundation Relations team.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's Degree.
9-10+ years of related experience with a proven track record of success in donor engagement and grant preparation (minimum of at least 7 years of experience within foundation relations).
Experience with creating project budgets.
Strong writing/editing skills.
Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a dynamic team.
Ability to interact professionally with all levels of diverse public.
Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines.
Excellent organizations, interpersonal and communication skills.
High-level of energy, initiative, and creativity.
Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented.
Knowledge of software applications, including MS office.
Development database experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
3 years of management experience (preferred). 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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