Job No: 493609 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Institutional Advancement Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Philanthropy
Position Summary: The Assistant Vice President of Development is a member of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement's executive management team. The AVP supervises the major gift fundraising activities in the central schools and colleges, and plays a leadership role on building and executing the university's upcoming comprehensive campaign. In this capacity, the AVP ensures that each school, college, and unit establishes and achieves goals that meet their overall objectives and larger outcomes outlined by the governing strategic vision for YU.
The AVP plays a key role in campaign planning and direction, with primary focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts of $100,000 or more. Additionally, the AVP maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects to cultivate and solicit, and supports the Vice President (VP) in his principal gift activities, work with the Board of Trustees, and interactions with the University President.
40%Prospect Development: The AVP maintains a portfolio of 100-150 major and principal gift prospects and is responsible for generating $2.5 million annually in new gifts and pledges. The AVP also oversees (delegating administration) of all central major gift events including but not limited to those sponsored by the Office of the President.
30% Supervision/Management The AVP supervises the Directors of Development in YUs central schools and colleges, athletics, and the regional directors of development. In that capacity, the AVP is responsible for helping them establish and achieve aggressive financial and visit goals annually and over the course of a governing campaign. Over the course of the year, the AVP is responsible for monitoring expenditures and continually revising forecasts for year- and campaign-end progress. The AVP is responsible for monitoring all major expenditures and personnel actions in the units that he/she supervises.
20% Strategic Planning/Administration: The AVP works closely with the AVP of Business Operations and the VP to plan all aspects of major gifts development, ranging from the creation and approval of policies, procedures, gift opportunity standards, and portfolio management to coordination of specific proposals and donor strategies. In addition, the AVP is responsible for continually assessing return on investment and making recommendations and strategic decisions regarding the deployment of key personnel. The AVP works with the VP to communicate with high-level university administrators, including the President, Provost, Deans, and Presidents Cabinet, regarding overall and specific major gift opportunities, leveraging their talents and relationships to maximum effect.
10% Other duties as assigned by the VP in support of division priorities.
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelors degree from an accredited educational institution; masters degree preferred.
Ten or more years of progressively responsible development experience, with at least three years experience in higher education preferably at an institution with a donor or alumni base comparable to YU.
Skills & Competencies:
Recognized high-level expertise and accomplishment in major gifts fundraising; with substantial demonstrated success in closing gifts of $100,000 or more.
Demonstrated experience building successful, productive relationships with top university administrators, deans, and trustees.
Demonstrated experience staffing high-end advisory boards and committees.
Extensive supervisory experience of professional staff.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as analytical, research and management skills.
Familiarity with fundraising systems and strong command of MS Office Suite of products.
Maturity, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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