Title: Development Officer
Org Unit: Individual Giving
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Exempt
Undertakes campaign and departmental fundraising activities in support of Weill Cornell Medicine. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding special gift prospects and donors.
- OOversees proper acknowledgement and recognition for special gift donors. Monitors stewardship activities for special gift contributions, implementing reporting schedules and recognition events where needed.
- Communicates with faculty about campaign priorities and departmental needs. Participates in face-to-face briefings, solicitations, and gift negotiations in partnership with Dean, department chairs, faculty, Vice Provost and others.
- Actively works to upgrade special gift donors to the Major Gifts ($100,000+) level. Identifies and refers prospects as appropriate toward this end.
- Maintains a current knowledge of the funding needs within the scope of responsibility; identifies prospective donors for those needs.
- Plans and executes strategies from cultivation activity to gift solicitation and closure, and implementation of that strategy in coordination with appropriate physicians.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field
Approximately 2 years of direct fundraising experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Creative thinker and problem solver; ability to think critically.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Colloborative style and agility, the capacity to adapt to changing priorities and refine strategies after feedback.
- Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize work.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work in high volume work environment.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
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/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.