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Development Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Development and Fundraising
Title: Development Associate

Location: Midtown

Org Unit: Individual Giving

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary

Under direction, assists in the cultivation, management, and stewardship of prospects and donors, as well as the planning and execution of fundraising activities.

Job Responsibilities
  • Manages major gifts and/or prospects using fundraising software. Maintains information and data integrity within the fundraising system.
  • Generates reports and queries to be used to analyze program effectiveness, identify donor candidates for upgrade and identify trends using fundraising software.
  • Assists donors, prospects, and VIPs with patient referrals, admissions, inquiries, and complaints.
  • Maintains knowledge of all WCM Capital Campaign priorities including goals and dollars raised.
  • Drafts materials for donors including proposals, briefings, stewardship reports, budgets, special acknowledgments, invitations, and other correspondences.
  • Assists with staffing special fundraising committees and panels. Drafts agendas, minutes, speaking points, and supporting materials for these materials.
  • Coordinates various special events and handles arrangements, briefing packages, travel arrangements and RSVPs.
  • Researches demographic, biographic, asset, wealth, relationship, and activity information for donors and other constituents.
  • Alongside gift officers, meets with faculty leadership and volunteer leadership to identify prospects, prepares for presentations, and reviews solicitations. Manages debriefs of meetings and completions of action items.
  • Provides administrative support, which may include calendaring, expense reporting and vendor management.
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • Approximately 2-3 years of prior related experience.
  • Previous capital campaign experience at large medical center, non-profit or university desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Familiarity with general principles of development.
  • Poise, comfort and confidentiality dealing with prominent individuals (e.g., donors, executives, senior academic/faculty) from a range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising database applications and email marketing experience (ex. Constant Contact, Mailchimp).
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other staff.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple priorities.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Standard office work.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Occasional travel within NYC may be necessary.
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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and New York-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 Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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