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The Senior Major Gifts Officer is
responsible for developing long term philanthropic relationships
with alumni, parents and friends of New York Institute of
Technology School of Management and College of Arts and
- Manage the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation
and stewardship of 150 donors and major gift prospects with a
financial capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or more.
- Play a key role in the capital campaign.
- Work closely with members of the development team to create
opportunities to involve and engage major gift prospects in the
life of New York Institute of Technology.
- Interact with volunteers, trustees, major donors and alumni to
help increase giving from donors and major gift prospects
- Serve as a resource for integrating planned giving into major
gift strategies where necessary and appropriate.
- Organize strategies and briefings for the president and other
staff for solicitation of major donors as appropriate.
- Meet with individual faculty members and directors to cultivate
their role in development and activities and establish strong
working relationship with campus community.
- Five or more years of development experience with demonstrated
success in soliciting and closing major gifts.
- Capital campaign experience and basic understanding of planned
- Discretion with confidential matters and willingness to travel
extensively are a must.
- A professional fundraiser, with direct major gift
- A team oriented manager of the solicitation and cultivation
process with strong organizational skills.
- A strategic thinker who has demonstrated resourcefulness in
working collaboratively with various constituencies.
- An individual with strong interpersonal skills, able to
communicate with believable passion, the mission and spirit of New
York Institute of Technology both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of BlackBaud Raiser’s Edge and BlackBaud Net
Community a plus.
- Must be willing to travel to visit with prospects and to attend
important events, on campus and off.
- Night and weekends as necessary.
This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks
or responsibilities may be assigned.
Interested candidates apply via this career site and
should submit a resume and cover letter to:
New York Institute of Technology
Attn: Patrick Minson
Vice President for Development, Alumni Relations and External
One Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568
New York Institute of Technology offers numerous
opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and
provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits
program inclusive of generous paid time off, holidays,
tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer
New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity
Employer – All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status.