Director, Principal & Major Gifts at New York University

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Director, Principal & Major Gifts

US-NY-New York

Job ID: 2021-8633
Type: Stern School of Business (SB1071)
# of Openings: 1
Category: Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing
New York University


NYU’s Stern School of Business has an exciting opportunity for a Director, Principal & Major Gifts on the Development & Alumni Relations Team. The Director will drive the overall strategy and execution of the Principal ($3 million+) and Major Gifts ($100,000+) program at NYU Stern. This work includes supervising a team of six responsible for raising $1 million+ each year, managing a personal portfolio of 75 key prospects, and a personal fundraising goal of $3 million+. The Director will also support the Associate Dean and Dean’s Office in the creation of proposals, briefings, and background documents to ensure that all Principal and Major Gift opportunities are executed in an expert and timely manner. Additionally, this role will be a primary liaison to faculty and Centers to ensure the frontline team is consistently aware of top fundraising needs across the school.


The selected candidate will have a bachelor's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience in fundraising, events planning, cultivation and stewardship of donors. Campaign experience and experience with fundraising in an academic and/or non-profit environment is preferred. A proven ability to cultivate and solicit 6-7 figure gifts is required. Excellent strategic planning, communication, proposal writing, collaboration and interpersonal skills are also essential. Occasional travel required to key regions for donor meetings and events.


New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village and deeply connected with the City for which it is named, is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of transformational programs at the graduate, undergraduate and executive levels, all of them enriched by the dynamism and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals. NYU Stern is a community that fosters inclusion, belonging, diversity and equity, and inspires its members to embrace change in a globally changing world. We offer a collegial and supportive culture, an excellent benefits package, which includes NYU tuition reimbursement, generous vacation, health, and retirement plans. For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position online (2021-8633) please visit our website at: In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned about this opportunity. We accept online applications only.

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