Associate Director/Director of Institutional Advancement for YU Graduate Schools

Yeshiva University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director/Director of Institutional Advancement for YU Graduate Schools

Job No: 495726
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Institutional Advancement
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Philanthropy

Position Summary:

Yeshiva University seeks a motivated, proven fundraising professional for the role of Associate Director/Director of Institutional Advancement, Graduate Schools. (The level of the role will be commensurate with candidate's experience.) This position will manage Wurzweiler, Azrieli, Ferkauf, Revel and Katz Institutional Advancement efforts. This includes managing a portfolio of major gift and planned gift donors, an annual giving campaign, each schools' Board of Overseers, and related engagement and fundraising initiatives. The incumbent will partner with the YU IA team to plan, develop, and implement a strategy that sees the Graduate Schools as part and parcel of the larger YU annual campaign. This position reports to the Associate VP of IA.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage philanthropic efforts of all five graduate school Boards of Overseers, including annual and multiyear fundraising strategies, identifying, cultivating and soliciting new donors
  • Build relationships with Board members. Work with current Board members to increase giving for particular projects and annual gifts
  • Drive strategy for board engagement in collaboration with each school's dean
  • Drive strategy for alumni cultivation, in collaboration with YU Alumni Affairs and special events
  • Partner with IA Operations for outstanding acknowledgment and stewardship of major gift donors
  • Partner with school administrative leadership, faculty and staff to engage alumni
  • 150-200 prospects in portfolio capable of giving a major gift or planned gift commitment of $100,000+
  • 150 meaningful contacts a year
  • Annual dollar solicitation goals to be set in consultation with supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in professional fundraising

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Collegiality and personal accountability are a must
  • Some travel may be required both in-state and out-of-state.

About Us:

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 University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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