Job ID: 2021-9211 Type: University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006) # of Openings: 1 Category: Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing New York University
University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.
The Senior Director, Alumni Relations Arts & Science will be a strategic, collaborative, professional self-starter able to cultivate meaningful relationships while simultaneously directing multiple projects. They will strategically advance the goals of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) with a focus on US and international alumni from the institutions of Arts & Science: the College of Arts & Science, Liberal Studies, and the Graduate School of Arts & Science, liaising with key partners in Arts & Science, UDAR, and around the University.
They will foster a community of alumni donors and volunteers, building relationships and engagement with new alumni and prospective alumni donors, and strengthening relationships with previously engaged alumni. Managing resources efficiently, they will direct special events and outreach efforts in support of community-building, including events, volunteer engagement, and regular, effective communication ensuring outreach is aligned and integrated with that of Arts & Science and UDAR. The Senior Director works closely with the deans, faculty, office of communications, and other senior leadership at Arts and Science, leading and participating in numerous collaborative activities with colleagues in Student Services, Admissions, Development, and Marketing/Communications., This includes actively partnering with other NYU schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the University.
UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Communications, Event Management and/or Public Relations
Required Experience: 5+ years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience with community-building and engagement, planning and implementing live and virtual special events and activities, and communications and outreach including social media in a collaborative environment, as well as volunteer management and staff supervision.
Preferred Experience: Experience in an academic, non-profit and/or development environment.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal and written communication skills. Ability to juggle multiple assignments and maintain close attention to detail. Familiarity with spreadsheet, database, and desktop publishing software.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite.
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