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Senior Major Gift Officer

New York Institute of Technology
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.

The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. More than 112,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university’s community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.


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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 Sciences.



  • 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.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five or more years of development experience with demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts.
  • Capital campaign experience and basic understanding of planned giving preferred.
  • Discretion with confidential matters and willingness to travel extensively are a must.
  • A professional fundraiser, with direct major gift experience.
  • 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.


Special Considerations


  • 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 Affairs

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 contributions.



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.


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