Nonprofit

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, INDIVIDUAL GIVING

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Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 2 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Salary
USD $60,000 / year

Description

OB SUMMARY :

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development is seeking a collaborative and goal-oriented team player at The Cooper Union, a leading college in arts, architecture, and engineering undergraduate education. While The Cooper Union is small, it has played an important role through its graduates’ impact on New York City and the world as well as through its well-respected community outreach programs and its illustrious Great Hall. It is an exciting time to be at Cooper as it continues to move the needle on returning to full-tuition scholarships for all undergraduate students.  The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development plays a key role in this effort and is looking for a strong, detail-oriented candidate to join its dynamic team. This candidate will be executing essential processes for fundraising, special events, and systems support. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Assist the Individual Giving team with administrative support of the Major Gift donor group, which includes all donors $10k+. 
  • Manage major donor constituent information, which includes donor related research, prospecting, and contact reports in the CRM.  
  • Manage the development of materials for internal and external meetings. Draft briefing materials for meetings and events with high-level prospects, assuring that all data is accurate and up to date. Draft follow-up correspondence. 
  • In coordination with the Assistant Director of Individual Giving, the Director of Individual Giving and the Vice President, develop major gift proposals and gift agreements. 
  • Spearhead planned giving materials, and help the team build relationships and outreach with current and prospective donors. Communicate with external partners on planned giving matters regarding existing gifts and new planned giving intentions.  
  • Increase engagement with current and prospective donors, the entire alumni community, and Board of Trustees in conjunction with the Individual Giving team and other senior leadership. 
  • Support the work of the Individual Giving team on high level donor events. Including, liaising with the Director of Special Events, the President’s office, and other departments; pulling, managing, and organizing lists; creating events in the database and managing and maintaining these various items; drafting event communications.  
  • Other related duties as required or assigned by the Assistant Director and Director of Individual Giving, or Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS :

  • Strong knowledge of development concepts, fundraising techniques, especially those related to annual giving success 
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills, including a proven ability to interact with high level donors, board members, other colleagues, and department personnel 
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and exposure to database software a plus) 
  • Detail-oriented with high accuracy 
  • Proactive and takes initiative with exceptional organizational and project management skills 
  • Sound judgment and discretion 
  • Strong team player 
  • Reliable and punctual 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 

EDUCATION :

A Bachelor's Degree with experience in Development 

Annual Rate - $60,000

 

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email materials to: hr@cooper.edu

OB SUMMARY :

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development is seeking a collaborative and goal-oriented team player at The Cooper Union, a leading college in arts, architecture, and engineering undergraduate education. While The Cooper…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA

How to Apply

Email materials to: hr@cooper.edu

Email materials to: hr@cooper.edu

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