Executive Director – Institutional Advan
Executive Director – Institutional Advancement
(Development and Alumni Relations) in New York, New York
Job ID: 17814
Location: CUNY School of Medicine
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York (CCNY), is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. Our innovative curriculum allows students to complete both their undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees in seven years. CSOM will graduate its first MD class in 2020. CSOM also has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (PA). Our mission is to provide access to medical education to talented youth from social, ethnic and racial backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine and to develop health professionals committed to practicing in under-served communities with a special emphasis on primary care. As a growing school, our philanthropic areas of growth will be in student scholarships and support to our educational and research missions.

Reporting to the Dean of CSOM, the Executive Director - Institutional Advancement (Development and Alumni Relations) will be a valued member of the senior management team. Working collaboratively with the leadership of the college's foundation and Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications, s/he will coordinate, develop and implement an overarching strategy for fundraising at CSOM that encompasses both short- and long-term philanthropic goals. S/he will have fundamental responsibility for securing major gifts and cultivating donors who have the capacity to give at the seven-figure level and above. This position is also responsible for providing oversight and management of alumni relations and communications initiatives, both external and internal.

The Executive Director's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead the execution of a fundraising strategy consistent with the school mission and values in close collaboration with the CSOM senior leadership team
• Develop and implement a strategic major gifts plan and programs needed to sustain major gift support including capital campaign initiatives
• Develop and cultivate a pool of major gift prospective donors
• Manage the cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of existing donors; create opportunities to keep donors closely engaged in CSOM work
• Develop and implement a plan for ongoing philanthropic support
• Negotiate complex gift agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other documents to concretize donor and institutional commitments and ensure documents comply with all city, state, and federal financial regulations
• Identify and develop relationships with new and diverse sources of funding
• Research and write proposals and presentations for internal and external audiences
• Oversee the development operating and tracking systems necessary to ensure the effective performance of the development function
• Help establish and manage the Dean's Advisory Board and provide senior leadership team and Board with regular reports on progress against goals
• Oversee the work of the Alumni Relations staff as it relates to the support of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the planning, implementation and promotion of alumni programs that support the school's strategic plan and the establishment and nurturing of relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, and nationally
• Provide oversight and strategic direction to the CSOM efforts and identity as it relates to the marketing, branding, public relations, and communications functions of the school, both in print and non-print
• Oversee events, including press events, symposia, cultivation, and stewardship events
• Develop, manage and retain a first-rate team of professionals focused on external affairs, development and alumni relations
• Other duties as assigned

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

The preferred candidate will be a skilled, knowledgeable fundraiser with a passion for the life sciences and demonstrated ability to convey the value CSOM is bringing to New York and the community at large. S/he will bring a broad strategic vision and the ability to implement that vision through their own hard work and by motivating and leading a team to accomplish ambitious ends.

Specific experience and attributes will include:
• Minimum of eight years of relevant fund raising experience, preferably in higher education, medical schools or academic health centers;
• Advanced degree in life sciences, finance or law preferred.
• Extensive experience focusing on major gifts, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;
• Experience with and leading alumni relations initiatives;
• Demonstrated ability to plan and execute major gift activities;
• Ability to work closely with the CSOM Dean and the leadership team to solicit and secure funds;
• A proven track record of securing seven-figure gifts;
• Experience planning and implementing campaigns at the $10M level and above;
• Strong understanding of the donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process;
• Experience managing grant writing processes preferred;
• Demonstrated organizational, managerial, leadership and negotiation skills;
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex information to diverse audiences;
• Exceptional writing and presentation skills;
• Proven ability to build, strong and lasting relationships with donors, board members, and senior leadership teams;
• Self-starter, resourceful, with an entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook; a “roll-up-your sleeves” attitude;
• Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, maintain confidentiality and prioritize assignments and CSOM needs;
• Ability to cultivate and establish relationships with business and community leaders as well as interact with diverse groups having competing interests and priorities within CSOM and the community;
• The preferred candidates will possess a genuine commitment to the CUNY School of Medicine's mission

Assistant Administrator

Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Please visit https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/executive-director-institutional-advancement-development-and-alumni-relations/083DDE506C864568AB49DF78AD7223CE/job/
Candidates should provide a cover letter and resume.

Open until filled, with resume review to begin on January 28, 2018.

CUNY Job Posting: Executive

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 17814

Contact Information
CUNY School of Medicine
160 Convent Avenue
New York, 10031