Job No: 493657 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Institutional Advancement Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Philanthropy, Procurement
Position Summary: The Assistant Director ofFoundation Relations will serve as a recognized campus expert in foundation related and corporate philanthropy. The Assistant Director will carry a portfolio of top foundation prospects that are critical to the University's mission and fundraising goals to execute as part of a upcoming comprehensive campaign. The Assistant Director will provide a central suite of services available to Yeshiva University's academic and campus community seeking support and expert guidance with their corporate and foundation fundraising strategies. The Assistant Director's own portfolio will include a select group of the most complex and important foundation donors to campus as well as liaison assignments to key academic and research areas.
50% Foundation Identification/Cultivation/Solicitation:
The Assistant Director will develop and maintain a prospect pool of foundation prospects and will create written strategies for each prospect and work with faculty and staff to implement the strategies; draft proposals; prepare requests and accompanying materials for final grant submissions; visit with prospects and donors; and keep accurate data and contact records
40% Foundation Grant Writing Development
Work with internal partners to effectively frame and write on fund-able projects/narratives
Consult with and update University leadership, unit deans and other stakeholders on funding opportunities
Write and present persuasive proposals and accurate budgets with compelling benefit packages for new and renewed corporate and foundation support
Conduct necessary research to develop compelling concept notes and funding proposals
Ensure proper stewardship and acknowledgement of corporate and foundation gifts, including writing of progress reports on funded project/initiatives
10% Other Duties as Directed
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelors degree from an accredited educational institution
Three or more years of development or related experience, preferably at an institution of higher education with a donor or alumni base comparable to YU.
Skills & Competencies:
Recognized expertise and accomplishment in foundation fundraising
Technical understanding of and experience working with foundation fundraising methods
Demonstrated experience building successful, productive relationships university administrators partners
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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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.