Job Posting Summary
The focus of this position is relationship building and
fundraising. This role is responsible for Donor Relations which has
been identified as a key element in strategically increasing
fundraising. By focusing attention on donors after gifts are made,
in particular major gifts, Mercy will elevate and strengthen
relationships with the College's key donors. The Director will
assist the Major Gift team in thanking donors, providing timely
reports, and hosting large and more intimate events with students
and other key leaders at the College. This position plays a key
role in the growth of the Development department and will work
closely with College leaders, the Board and donors.
- Management of the stewardship for private scholarships and be
the liaison between Development staff, Office of Financial
Services, Deans & Faculty re: disbursement of private scholarship
- Build a comprehensive program to foster and nurture lasting
relationships between Mercy College and its donors, and to steward
gifts - especially scholarship funds, campaign, and leadership
- Work closely with the College's Advancement team to engage
Mercy's donors and prospects in the life of the College, to build
confidence that their gifts have impact, and to help strengthen
their philanthropic support.
- Design, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive stewardship
program which appropriately and consistently promotes interaction
with and recognition of donors at all levels, and supports the
prospect management process.
- Plan and execute events that recognize donors and bring them
together with students, faculty, staff and Board members to
demonstrate gratitude for their support.
- Manage the Stewardship of donor affinity groups such as, the
Ronnenberg Society, Honor Roll of Donors, Mercy Scholars Program
and Founder's Legacy Scholarship.
- Manage prospect research requests needed by the major gifts
- Coordinate internal reports from Office of Student Financial
Services to produce reports for donors; re: scholarship recipients
and financial status of funds.
- Represent the College at special events and alumni events
ABOUT MERCY COLLEGE:
Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college
whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of
life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is
an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90
undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within
five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences,
Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's
efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last
several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving
Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked
nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by
the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national
leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several
disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business.
Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College
has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which
enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to be
recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to
achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has
also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in
2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a
diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including
full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is
approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry,
Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.
At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their
families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We
offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition
discounts, flexible spending, and much more.
Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the
opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by
offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and
high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to
embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their
lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.
Experience and/or Skills Required
- At least 5 years of Development experience; preferably in
higher education or non-profit
- Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, written and oral
communication, problem-solving, organizational and presentation
- Computer proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, Blackbaud Raisers
Edge, Social Media
- Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule (including some
nights and weekends)
- Ability to train others
- Strong research and problem-solving skills
High degree of organization and initiative abilities.
Ability to handle deadlines and changing priorities with good
Complete respect for confidentiality.
Strong Team player
Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization,
including the Board and major donors.
Education Required or Min Education Required
Licenses/Certifications Required Preferred Qualifications
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