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Director of Annual Giving

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Special Events
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Advancement team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is presently seeking a Director of Annual Giving to support fundraising activities that further the organization’s mission.  The Director of Annual Giving will be an integral part of the Advancement team and will work to achieve annual performance goals, including total dollars raised, solicitations planned, and cultivation/stewardship progression. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, the Director of Annual Giving will oversee a robust portfolio of prospects and work with the VP on giving and relationship strategies for all internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate, solicit, close and steward potential and actual donor prospects up to $30,000.
  • Collaborate on cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors greater than $30,000.
  • Develop and manage an active portfolio of approximately 175 donors/prospects with a goal of making 100-150 visits/solicitations per year.
  • Serve as a liaison to the CSHL Association and organize the CSHL Association meetings
  • Develop tools, policies and materials to support the annual fund program and achieve development revenue goals.
  • Ensure systematic, direct contact and follow-up with volunteers.
  • Supervise activities of the Events Manager
  • Together with the Advancement team, help solicit attendees for events including Double Helix Medals, Golf Outing, Women’s Partnership in Science, major donor party, Dorcas Cummings Symposium Dinner Parties and other events.
  • Cultivate, oversee and implement other donor outreach events as needed.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree   EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: Minimum 5 – 8 years proven fundraising and community outreach experience. Experience with volunteer fundraising boards. Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail. Enthusiastic and dependable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Raiser’s Edge fundraising database. Interest in biomedical research a plus. Some evening and weekend work required in order to attend events. Valid driver’s license.   For immediate consideration, please apply for this position with cover letter & resume on the CSHL careers website at: Position ID 01659-A

Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at
You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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