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Sr. Development Officer/Individual Gifts                                                                                                                                                    




JOB TITLE:                             Sr. Development Officer/Individual Gifts

DEPARTMENT:                      Development and Public Affairs        

REPORTS TO:                       Chief Development Officer


  • Responsible for focusing on building productive relationships with 100 prospects for whom the incumbent serves as prospect manager. The fieldwork will occur both in the New York City area and other key national markets.
  • Create cultivation and solicitation for prospects, including top academics who have spent time at the Institute, local supporters, and leaders in the global financial, technology, and venture capital communities.
  • Identify new prospects to ensure that the Institute’s pipeline is ever-expanding and increasingly diverse.
  • Leverage resources within the Institute that enable strong engagement opportunities for prospects, while strategically aligning unique funding opportunities with donors’ interests.
  • Partner with the Chief Development Officer in building a new high level Institute council to provide robust operating support and create a major gifts pipeline.
  • Enhance prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship with the Development and Public Affairs team.
  • Work with staff, Institute Director, Trustees, and faculty in arranging campus visits and development travel.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required graduate degree desirable.
  • Minimum of six years of proven high end annual giving or major gifts fund raising setting with sophisticated academic and corporate prospects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work productively as a team member.
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading ability, as well as excellent written and verbal skills.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to