Development Officer

Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, United States
$80,850.00 - $114,555.00
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Development Officer  


Salary Range: $80,850.00 - $114,555.00 

*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 - Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding special gift prospects and donors for campaign and departmental activities at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plans and executes strategies from donor discovery through cultivation, solicitation and closure of special and major gifts in coordination with appropriate physicians and administrative partners.
  • Actively works to upgrade special gift donors to the Major Gifts ($100,000+) level. Identifies and refers prospects as appropriate toward this end.
  • Communicates with faculty about campaign priorities and departmental needs. Participates in face-to-face briefings, solicitations, and gift negotiations in partnership with Dean, department chairs, faculty, Assistant Vice Provost and others.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the funding needs within the scope of responsibility; identifies prospective donors for those needs.
  • Oversees proper acknowledgement and recognition for special gift donors. Monitors stewardship activities for special gift contributions, implementing reporting schedules and recognition events where needed.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field

Approximately 2 years of direct fundraising experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Creative thinker and problem solver; ability to think critically.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Colloborative style and agility, the capacity to adapt to changing priorities and refine strategies after feedback.
  • Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize work.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in high volume work environment.


Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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