Associate Director of Stewardship and Events Communication - Yeshiva University in New York New York

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Yeshiva University

New York, New York 10033

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2014-6981

Campus: Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St

Employee Classification: Exempt

Department: Institutional Advancement

Position Type: Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

The Position

The Associate Director of Stewardship and Events Communication, serving as a member of the Donor Relations and Events Management team, manages stewardship initiatives for donors of endowed faculty chair positions, custom stewardship plans, and other communications projects related to large scale fundraising events. This person will serve as a representative of the Office of Institutional Advancement and the University to both internal and external components.

  • Identify and assist with the implementation of best practices for donor relations and stewardship.
  • Utilize donor and financial databases and related technology tools to support fund stewardship and recognizing donors with an emphasis on using both traditional and digital/electronic resources and other communication vehicles.
    • This includes identifying proactive and integrated cultivation, communications, and stewardship plans/opportunities for the college’s top donors and potential donors, as well as creative ways to acknowledge donors at all recognition levels.
  • Collaborate with appropriate development officers to establish processes, and manage small portfolios of individual donor stewardship plans.
  • Responsible for writing highly personalized narratives, using a variety of mediums, to create strategic stewardship pieces that cultivate and engage key or major donors to Yeshiva University. These donor-centered pieces must convey donor impact and the university's appreciation of transformational gifts.
  • Research, coordinate and develop stewardship reports for endowed chairs and academic programs.
  • Investigate possibilities and implement innovations for the expansion and enhancement of the stewardship program, including web-based reporting and promotion of endowed chairs and endowed academic programs.
  • Manage the stewardship and donor recognition process for academic prizes, and commencement awards.
  • Draft stewardship and thank you letters for the Vice President for Institutional Advancement as needed.
  • Assist in the development and writing of event invitations, journals or scrolls to reflect the message and mission of the event and individual school for large scale fundraising initiatives, under the direction of the Events Director. This may include research and writing bios of honorees, event remarks and other correspondence related to the event.
  • Serve as a project manager and liaison with CPA on all stewardship and event communication materials as needed.


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3- 5 years required with at least 1- 2 years in a traditional Donor Relations/Stewardship environment.
  • Prior experience with database management and familiar with Access software.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Outstanding verbal and writing skills as well as demonstrated research, editing, and proofreading skills are required.
  • Must possess the ability to think strategically about donor engagement and apply fundraising principles
  • Ability to partner with professionals at different levels of the university and interact socially with large groups as well as with individuals is required.
  • Ability to work independently and successfully in a high volume, deadline-oriented environment with the willingness and flexibility to take on additional and varied tasks as the need arises
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required

Scope of Responsibility:

This position will have routine interaction with the following:

  • Student Finance – scholarship stewardship
  • Finance – donor compliance
  • Communications & Public Relations – donor recognition and events communications materials
  • Systems Analysts - development and review of fund reports
  • Institutional Advancement Directors - develop and evaluate a stewardship plan for donors
  • Donors - RSVP for an event, clarification on name listings, answer questions about scholarships

There is no direct budget authority but incumbent will be expected to make effective recommendations that will require supervisor approval.

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Stewardship and Events Communication
  • Associate Director
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: 3-5 years
Level of Job: Research Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 11/27/2014