Careers Center | Director of Fundraising & Marketing Communications
January 8, 2018
New York, New York
Director of Fundraising & Marketing Communications
Posting Date 2 months ago(1/5/2018 3:21 PM)
Institutional Advancement - Alumni Affairs
Campus : Location
US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
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 2,000 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 access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
The Director of Fundraising & Marketing Communications reports directly to the Assistant Vice President (for Alumni, Annual Giving, Marketing & Events) and has responsibility for planning, developing and implementing marketing strategies and communication efforts on behalf of the Department of Institutional Advancement. In this role the Director will provide strategic support to the AVP and directly supervise the Digital Communications Associate and IA Writer. The Fundraising & MarCom Director will be the primary liaison between IA and CPA, and the gatekeeper for requests for marketing support for all fundraising activities conducted by IA staff (alumni, fundraisers, etc.). The Fundraising & MarCom Director will also work closely with the IA Events team and Alumni team in the execution of all IA driven programming.
Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for the department of Institutional Advancement, with the goal of driving fundraising support and enhancing the university's image and position within the community and society at large
Develop and maintain an editorial calendar which incorporates all key IA events and programs with a corresponding schedule of support
Develop and produce all marketing materials (print and digital) to support fundraising activities and efforts, including invitations, programs, flyers, and brochures
Design and support templates for key donor relations pieces including thank you letters, insider reports, power point presentations for Board of Trustee meetings, new donor pitches, etc.
Develop and design IA's Case for Support/Giving materials.
Own IA's social media presence, supporting Alumni Managers on related content and curating from other University departments to support IA's philanthropic mission and to further enhance the University's image
Serve as the key liaison with CPA on behalf of IA, partnering in the development of content for the View from YU and a new YU magazine.
Function as part of a cross-functional team, together with the Alumni Director and Events Director to ensure excellence in development, promotion and execution of all fundraising-driven programming.
Function in a consultative capacity with FairCom, YU's Agency of Record for all Annual Giving efforts, to provide marketing and communications support when called upon.
Directly supervise the Digital Communications Associate and IA Writer.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in related field desirable.
Minimum 7 + years relevant experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or higher-ed sectors.
Development experience strongly preferred
Strong project management skills. Experience overseeing multifaceted efforts all contributing to IA's philanthropic bottom line results
Skills & Competencies:
Expert written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail
Thorough background in website management and social media management
Proven supervisory experience
Well organized and flexible
Ability to maintain high-level of professionalism
Strong client-service approach in support of other IA colleagues
Skilled in preparing presentation materials (PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong knowledge of MS Office
****Please include a cover letter with your application.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.