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Associate Director of Philanthropy - New York

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 10-09-2017
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for New York is an integral part of the New York State Philanthropy six-person team.  The position reports to and works closely with the New York State Director of Philanthropy to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy to support conservation programs nationally and in New York State.   The position is responsible for identifying and cultivating prospective major gift donors at the $10,000 – $25,000 range, stewarding current donors to maintain and increase their donations, and utilizing all methods – traditional and new – to increase fundraising support and reach budgeted goals.
The Associate Director of Philanthropy should be an entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual who is self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, manage multiple priorities, and thrive within a fast pace, results oriented office.
The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of the philanthropic community in New York City, and a track record of securing mid-level annual, pledged and planned gifts.

Responsibilities for the position include:
  • Identifies potential individual donors, develops cultivation and solicitation plans, implements and maintains donor tracking system, makes direct solicitations, closes gifts, writes and develops proposals and case statements, and coordinates and implements major donor recognition.
  • Assist in the planning and producing of donor-oriented special events including an annual gala.

  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience, including individual and direct major gift solicitations.
  • Self-motivated and an ability to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; and can perform successfully without regular supervision
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience writing donor communication materials, including strategies, presentations and/or newsletters
  • Demonstrated experience using philanthropic database programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Experience in a land conservation/park development organization a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with New York philanthropic communities.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and a willingness to travel approximately 15% of the time.
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