Director of Development, Libraries

NYU seeks a creative and driven Director of Development to lead the fundraising team and develop and implement the fundraising plan for the Division of Libraries. The Director focuses on approaches to major individual, corporate and foundation prospects for six and seven figure gifts, supervises annual fund lead, and works collaboratively with central fundraising team at NYU to ensure that $5-10 million is raised annually for the Library. Projects annual fundraising. Works closely with both University Development and the Libraries's leadership team. Drives collaborative approaches to support the work of the library and the University's research enterprise. Support the Dean of the Libraries' fundraising portfolio and plans, manage prospect pool of 120; directly cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors. Raises $5-10 million/year.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 5 years' professional level experience with fundraising and managing a portfolio of prospects. Must include experience directly soliciting six figure gifts, staff supervision, and projecting fundraising totals. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals and effectively interact with donor prospects. Ability to take initiative and collaborate with others. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and desktop publishing software applications.

Preferred: Experience fundraising in a university setting, library, or cultural institution. Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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