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Department Summary:

The Development Department supports NYAM’s mission by managing multiple revenue sources to meet annual fundraising targets.


Position Summary/Overview:

The newly created position of Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects with the potential to make five-figure-plus gifts and actively prospect and engage new donors. A major gift is defined as a donor who contributes $10K+ a year. The position reports to the Director of Development and will be part of NYAM’s dynamic development team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Create a robust donor pipeline by Identifying new prospects


    • Work with the Development Director, President, Development Committee, Trustees and others to identify donors; craft stewardship and solicitation strategies, and develop a system to track progress


    • Prepare the President, Trustees, Director of Development, and others by providing meeting memos, profiles and other materials for prospect and donor meetings


    • Carefully track all major gift work in Salesforce by entering details of donor meetings/calls in a timely manner and report on the status of prospects outreach weekly


    • Collaborate with the development team to execute an annual gala, cultivation events and stewardship opportunities and manage major gift follow up from these events


    • Work collaboratively with other NYAM departments to advance mutual goals by creating cultivation and solicitation materials (brochures, letters, proposals, etc.).


    • Identify planned giving prospects


    • Other duties as required




    • 3-5 years major gift fundraising experience with a track record of success leading solicitation efforts and growing a donor pipeline


    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to meet deadlines


    • Ability to network and be persuasive


    • Strong written and verbal skills


    • Collaborative, team-oriented work style


    • Commitment to NYAM’s health equity mission and to advancing an antiracist culture


    • Proficiency in Salesforce



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


Salary Range:

$80,000 – $85,000 annually


Work Environment:

There is a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place at NYAM. Currently, staff are working in a hybrid situation, however, this may change in accordance with organizational policies.


Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.


The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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