Director of Development
Director of Development
The Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Vice President (EVP) is responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall fundraising initiatives of Union. The individual will be a member of the Senior Leadership team and will serve on the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees and manage the Development staff.
- Provide executive leadership in the productivity and effectiveness of the Department by assisting the EVP, President, the Board of Trustees, the faculty, and the staff in advancing the mission of the Institution.
- Designs, implements, and evaluates, in consultation with the President and Executive Vice President, the immediate and long-range funding program of Union, including the component parts; the Annual Fund, capital and endowment giving, planned and deferred giving, fundraising events, and other formal gift initiatives.
- Work closely with the EVP, President and the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to determine fundraising priorities, including measurable goals and benchmarks of short and long-term objectives. Measure the success of Institutional Advancement and report to the EVP, President and the Board of Trustees as appropriate.
- Builds, sustains, and monitors philanthropic relationships with a pool of major and planned giving prospects and charitable foundations.
- Develop new programs for alumni/ae engagement; create mechanisms, programs and events for alumni/ae to easily and enthusiastically connect with UTS and support the institution in a multitude of ways.
- Build and strengthen existing relationships with key external constituencies: individual donors, foundations, corporations, federal and state agencies.
- Review proposal and acknowledgment letters, and provide oversight of the stewardship plan.
- Provide timely and accurate financial updates for the EVP, President and the Board of Trustees.
- Implement workable, practical, and sustainable processes that enhance productivity in all areas of Institutional Advancement. Eliminate redundancy and manual systems.
- Set the Institutional Advancement budget; monitor revenue and expenditures. Within the budget, determine staffing and other resource requirements for development.
- Manage personnel which includes, hiring, motivating, evaluating, and identification of staff development and continuing education opportunities.
- Prepare all development related information and reports needed by the EVP, President, Board of Trustees, or other senior UTS officials; work collaboratively with members of the administrative team in order to adhere to gift processing, accounting, and reporting policies.
- Work collaboratively and in support of the development staff to build systematic processes that will aid in the identification of new major donor sources, as well as the qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of these prospects. Provide comprehensive, accurate and timely research identifying potential funding sources.
- Manage Raiser’s Edge and encourage and enforce greater use of this system and other development technologies in order to maximize efficiency across the department. Lead the training initiatives for the advancement department and determine training needs.
Education, Knowledge and Ability
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
- A broad background in annual giving/alumni/ae relations and development services within a not-for-profit organization, academic enterprise, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders. Experience as a senior development professional with a record of progressive accomplishment in the operational management and support of complex development (or analogous) organizations. Experience in staff development and interdepartmental program integration is critical to success.
- At least five years of progressively responsible development services and alumni/ae programs experience encompassing work in the areas of stewardship, events, prospect research, donor relations and reporting, annual giving/direct marketing, information technology, and personnel management. Knowledge of industry-standard development software platforms, specifically, possessing a strong proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, and superior capability in creative database management. Proven expertise in technology and other innovations that can streamline the development process and contribute to the integration of advancement functions.
- Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of supervisory experience. Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships. Experience managing and motivating staff, colleagues, and volunteers.
- Commitment to best practices in annual fundraising program management combined with strategic planning capability. A record of accomplishment in campaign environments is preferred.
- A thorough understanding of complex, large-scale fundraising operations and the infrastructure that supports them.
- Superior presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with senior level administrators. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively and deliver an effective, coherent, and consistent message. A communication style that is open, cordial, and issues-focused.
- Must be a team builder who takes a non-hierarchical approach to organization and empowers subordinates to get the job done while providing the support they need. Must have a strong record of recruiting and developing exceptional people.
- Superior interpersonal skills; an engaging manner, and the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, faculty and administrative leaders, volunteers, donors, and prospects. Ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues within the UTS community while demonstrating cultural sensitivity and a strong respect for differences.
- Commitment to a service-oriented, relationship-management-driven institutional culture.
- Unimpeachable integrity and trustworthiness.
Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty, staff, and student body that is sensitive to cross cultural issues. The Union Theological Seminary community is diverse not only in race, age, gender, and sexuality, but also in geography, background, perspective, denomination, and even faith traditions. Union is set in the urban environment of New York City, which is a microcosm of the world, a place where the local and the global intersect. The seminary enjoys cooperative relations with other academic, cultural and church institutions in the Morningside Heights/Harlem neighborhood, as well as in the greater New York area and elsewhere.
To apply please e-mail résumé to:
Director, Human Resources
Union Theological Seminary
New York, New York 10027
We are seeking to fill a full time Office Assistant position for the Executive Office.
Reporting to the Special Assistant to the President’s Office, the Office Assistant will perform a wide variety of clerical and technical duties to support the Executive Office.
- Answer, screen, and transfer phone calls.
- Receive and direct visitors; offer refreshments to visitors when necessary.
- Open, sort, and distribute mail and in-coming correspondence to the Executive Office; Prepare correspondence and packages for FedEx shipment as required.
- Maintain supplies and organize the Executive Office’s pantry and the office supplies cabinet as needed; anticipate requirements; place orders; verify receipts; deliver supplies as required.
- Communicate with the Facilities Department and / or the IT Department with regards to any needs of the office; schedule needed services and follow-up on previously submitted requests.
- Facilitate management of paper receipts and submit invoices for the Executive Office as directed.
- Assist with travel arrangements and create travel agendas for Executive Office staff.
- Assist with the arrangement and coordination of meetings; ensure meetings do not coincide, each meeting has an agenda, space arrangements are made for each meeting, and all logistical arrangements for events coming out of the Executive Office are in order.
- Support Board and Committee Meetings, including: creation of name tags and table tents; preparation of Board Meeting packets; update of Board documents and handbooks; etc.
- Photocopy and print, both in-house and at print-shops, as needed.
- Conduct research as asked.
- Create draft documents as instructed.
- Perform other duties as requested and assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- High School Diploma/Equivalent plus 3 years office clerical experience required. Associate’s degree plus 2 years related experience preferred.
- Office Experience: Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Typing, Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Attention to Detail, Administrative Writing Skills, Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
- Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Attention to detail.
How to apply:
To apply please e-mail résumé and cover letter to:
Dorette Norris, Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org