Position Title: Development Officer, New York
Posting Number: 20212819S
Position Type: Staff
Location: New York, NY
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: Full-Time/12-months
Avg Hours Week
Department: 604 - University Advancement
Villanova University has reached new heights following the most
successful comprehensive capital campaign in its history, raising
over $760M and changing the University's culture of philanthropy.
The Office of University Advancement is seeking a talented and
energetic Development Officer for New York to join our highly
collaborative, motivated team as we work on behalf of the nation's
premier Augustinian Catholic university.
Reporting to the Director of Major Giving for New York, the
Development Officer serves as a front-line fundraiser and member of
the University's New York-based fundraising team and is responsible
for establishing and managing effective relationships with varied
donor prospects and existing donors.
The Development Officer will identify and qualify potential donors,
and design and implement successful cultivation and solicitation
strategies. The Development Officer will solicit prospects and
identify and motivate those alumni, faculty, volunteers, and
friends who can advance the development function at the University.
The Development Officer is expected to conduct 16-20 prospect
visits per month and manage a portfolio of 150-175 prospects with a
gift capacity of $10,000 to $99,999 (primarily $50,000+).
In addition to the incumbent's role as a University-wide
Development Officer, this position will assist the Director in
enhancing the successful fundraising program in New York within the
context of Villanova University's overall fundraising efforts. The
Development Officer will assist in the coordination of all formal
stewardship activities for prospects in the New York region, in
conjunction with regional officers and the University's stewardship
team. The incumbent will also support prospect engagement and
involvement efforts related to cultivation and fundraising events
in New York. The incumbent will also coordinate some administrative
activities for the New York team. By identifying and qualifying
prospective donors and cultivating relationship, the Development
Officer will expand and strengthen Villanova's major gift pipeline
in the Tristate region.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian
order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an
integral component of Villanova University's mission. The
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the
University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Identify and manage a portfolio of 150-175 prospects. Establish
and manage effective relationships with portfolio prospects and
donors; conduct 16-20 prospect visits monthly and assume
stewardship responsibilities for assigned prospects.
• Plan and implement prospect cultivation and solicitation
strategies using work and stewardship plans; identify and evaluate
potential donors from available research, peer screenings, and
• Support prospect engagement and involvement efforts for
University-wide events and programs taking place in New York. e a
point of contact for New York-based constituents to engage in the
life of the University; encourage participation in activities and
evaluate potential for development involvement.
• Oversee prospect stewardship contacts and activities for all New
York prospects and donors together with University stewardship team
and other Advancement colleagues.
• Provide administrative support for New York-based advancement
• Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as
• Bachelor's Degree required
• 3+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector (or a transferable
field) with a minimum of 1 year as a front-line fundraiser/client
services representative preferred.
• Demonstrated understanding of individual fundraising required,
preferably in the field of higher education and/or within the New
York philanthropic community.
• Commitment to the principles behind higher education and a strong
desire to associate with Villanova University and champion its
• Understanding of the University culture and ability to work
within a multi-layered management system required.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
• Must be well organized and detail oriented.
• The incumbent must be comfortable working in a team oriented
environment, as well as a disciplined self-starter who is
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Regular travel to the Philadelphia-area expected. Occasional
evening and weekend work and travel required.
Special Message to Applicants:
To apply, visit https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/21494
Posting Date: 09/27/2021
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.
Salary Band: I
Job Classification: Exempt
Maximum Number of References Needed: 3