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Director of Development

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New York School of Interior Design

New York City, NY

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Director of Development

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Position Overview

: The New York School of Interior Design, an accredited, independent institution of higher education devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions, seeks an individual to serve as Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive development plan to expand and engage the donor base, increase contributed income and raise visibility among existing and prospective donor constituencies.

Job Responsibilities

· Work with the President and Board of Trustees through its Committee on Institutional Advancement to establish fundraising goals and strategies to meet them

· Create and implement both an annual development plan that includes but is not limited to the Annual Fund and long-term plans for increased contributed income

· Identify and research new potential donors: individuals, foundations, corporations, organizations and local, state and federal agencies

· Create and execute strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardships of donors

· Plan and manage all donor cultivation and fundraising events including the annual benefit dinner

· Plan and oversee all donor cultivation and fund-raising programs including friends groups

· Write grant proposals and letters of solicitation; write reports as required and oversee the acknowledgement of all gifts and grants

· Plan and oversee the planned giving program, including the 1916 Society

· Oversee Alumni Relations

· Supervise and coordinate activities of staff, temporary and student help, as well as volunteers with regard to fundraising and alumni relation projects

· Oversees the maintenance of the donor database and paper records of correspondence with donors and documentation of gifts

· Coordinate with Finance Department in accurately reporting donations

· Coordinate with the External Relations Department on public events, messaging and public relations

· Serve standing (e.g., President’s Council, Program Committee) and ad hoc coordinating committees

· Perform all other related duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a successful development operation at a school or cultural institution. Must possess good written and communication expertise, excellent leadership and organizational skills, detail oriented and ability to multi-task and manage priorities. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop high-quality relationships with a variety of constituencies, including board members, donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Experience in major gifts fund-raising and capable of producing quality prospect research. Competent with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft applications.

New York School of Interior Design is an AA/EOE employer.

Candidates for this position should submit resume, along with a cover letter, indicating salary requirements to:

Human Resources Director

New York School of Interior Design

170 East 70



New York, NY 10021

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New York School of Interior Design

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Sat, 07/01/2017

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