Senior Director – Development

Job Type

Full Time




One Park Avenue
New York
United States


NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locationsa children’s hospitalthree emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.

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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Director – Development.

Position Summary:


The Senior Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract funding for the Medical Centers work in a specified clinical area from individual donors and prospects at the major gifts level (six and seven-figure gifts). The Senior Director also helps to identify opportunities for unrestricted support for the Medical Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Usage of Advance donor database, keeping all Advance data updated and complete, and knowledge of Fundraising Guidelines applicable to position duties.
  • Works with Directors, physicians, and administrators of the assigned department to identify, cultivate, solicit, close gifts and steward donors and prospects with wealth capacity.
  • Participates in one-on-one cultivations and solicitations.
  • Prepares letters of inquiry and proposals to prospects and donors on behalf of Medical Center faculty members.
  • Researches and writes briefings to prepare Medical Center officers (Dean, Vice Dean, Dr. Vice President, Department Chair) to ensure effective meetings with major donors.
  • Works collaboratively with the Corporate and Foundation Officers to secure organizational support.
  • Staffs the Advisory Board.
  • Works with the Administrator of the department to schedule the quarterly meetings for the Advisory Board, in coordination with the Chair of the Advisory Board and Board of Trustees.
  • Handles communications for the board meetings and prepares all the necessary materials, including agendas, minutes and workbooks.
  • Works closely with board members and physicians to develop event opportunities for cultivating and stewarding major donors and identifying new prospects.
  • Coordinates with the prospect research team to identify new major donor prospects from the patient database.
  • Reviews listings of current donors from the database who have previously given to the areas of responsibility and develop individual strategies to solicit them for new gifts.
  • Documents all development activity related to gift solicitations and donor and prospect stewardship and general information in the donor/prospect database.
  • Works collaboratively with members of the Leadership and Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Special Events, Strategy and Foundation Relations, Direct Response, Prospect Research and Operations teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years of fundraising experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts, preferably at an academic medical center.
  • Successful track record in raising major gifts at the six through eight-figure level.
  • Experience with board development and management.
  • Must possess curiosity, innovativeness, drive and acumen to seek and grow opportunities.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence, leadership capability, and personal integrity/maturity.
  • Independent, strategic thinker with good judgment, sensitivity and common sense.
  • Excellent organizational, diplomatic, and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented.
  • Development database experience.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. 

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