Development Associate, Annual Giving

Posted by
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
Published 14 days ago

Position Summary

Provides support and assistance for all aspects of Annual and Special Giving Program. Under direction of the Director, coordinates fundraising and cultivation projects to both prospective and existing donors, toward the goal of increasing new membership, retention, and pipeline activity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates production of mailings. Pulls donor lists from database, circulates mail lists for internal review, obtains photos for use in mailings, proofreads mail materials, and ensures appropriate coding for all mailing segments.
  • Assists donors, prospects, and grateful patients with patient referrals, inquiries, and complaints.
  • Manages annual and special giving donor records using fundraising database. Maintains information and data integrity within the database, adhering to established departmental standards and policies.
  • Assists with the processing of donations to ensure appropriate coding and handles any non-revenue related needs.
  • Monitors budget by maintaining expense spreadsheet. Identifies and communicates any discrepancies between approved and actual expenses.
  • Drafts and edits letters, invitations, inquiry responses, special acknowledgements, and other correspondence.
  • Assists with staffing special fundraising and cultivation events. Coordinates event materials including schedules, response lists, speeches, and briefing materials.
  • Provides administrative support, which may include calendaring, expense reporting, and vendor management.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date files for all projects.


  • Associate's Degree


  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Approximately 2-3 years of prior related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of, and experience with fundraising database programs such as BBEC, Raisers Edge and Benefactor.
  • Excellent computer skills including good working knowledge of MS office. Ability to earn new computer software and applications.
  • Ability to communicate instructions and observations effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Diplomatic and discreet. Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive information of often high-profile individuals with care and discretion.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Standard office work.
  • Occasional travel within NYC may be necessary.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Position Summary

Provides support and assistance for all aspects of Annual and Special Giving Program. Under direction of the Director, coordinates fundraising and cultivation projects to both prospective and existing donors, toward…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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