• Associate Director of Individual Giving

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
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    DEV Development Office
  • Overview

    The Development department raises private funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the Library’s general operations as well as specific projects; these funds supplement the public support the Library receives from the City, State, and federal government.  The Major Gifts Team is one part of this effort and works closely with other teams in the department and with other Library constituents.


    The Library is seeking a dynamic and experienced development professional to significantly increase revenue from individuals. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director of Individual Giving leads the creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for building and sustaining an expanded Conservator and President’s Council patron program, with gifts ranging from $5k to $250k, at least.

    Principal Responsibilities

    The Associate Director of Individual Giving is charged with identifying, securing and stewarding Annual, Education, and Restricted Funds from individuals, family foundations, and business executives, while laying the groundwork for future expanded support.

    • Ensure a robust pipeline of major donor prospects and current donors are maximized and upgraded through moves management
    • Manage a portfolio of high-level major donors and prospects.


    Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Overseeing a small team, the Associate Director of Individual Giving executes short and long-term plans for relationship-building and cultivation efforts, and stewarding a pipeline of prospects and major donors from $5,000 to $250,000.  The Associate Director will be part of a team of high performing frontline fundraisers to ramp up the patron councils in untapped and target demographics.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA required
    • 7+ years of front-line fundraising experience, preferably in cultural institutions
    • Direct experience training and managing front line fundraisers
    • Flexibility and patience with changing priorities and deadlines
    • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills
    • Ability to establish necessary rapport with high-level donors and trustees
    • Experience working with a relational database a necessity, preferably Raiser's Edge, as well as MS Office
    • Strong analytical and computer skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in relevant field
    • Second language preferred but not required.

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
    • Be Resourceful in solving problems
    • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Work Environment

    Office setting

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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