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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Director of Development & Alumni Engagement Administration in New York, New York

Employer Name: The New School

Responsibilities: The Director of Administration is a member of the DAE senior leadership team and is responsible for serving the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement ( SVP ) on key development, board, and administrative matters. In order to support the President, Provost and SVP in their roles as key fundraisers, the position serves as chief prospect manager for the President's Leadership Team working with senior colleagues to develop cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities focused on high-level university-wide initiatives and priorities. In partnership with the SVP , the Director serves as the administrator and staff support to the Committee on Trusteeship of the Board of Trustees, ensuring a healthy and well-functioning board and the development of a robust pipeline for prospective members. The position supervises a manager of special projects who provides administrative support to the SVP and to the school Boards of Governors in partnership with the offices of the Deans and appropriate development colleagues for each of the five (5) schools. The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. Responsibilities: Board Relations & Management Collaborate with SVP to provide staff support to the Committee on Trusteeship of the Board of Trustees; develop and maintain a robust and accurate pipeline of potential members who reflect the values most desired to sustain a well-functioning and strategically-aligned Board of Trustees for The New School. Manage SVP's donor portfolio to ensure the timely and consistent cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of each individual Trustee. Provide supervision and assistance to the manager of special projects charged with coordinating logistics for all Boards of Governors' meetings and events. Strategic Planning & Principal Leadership Support Assist AVP of Principal Giving in strategic planning with senior colleagues for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential supporters believed capable of making gifts of $1 million+ over a five-year period in support of university and school-based initiatives. Collaborate with senior development colleagues in deploying the President, Provost, SVP and other senior leaders to advance the reach and reputation of The New School and to engage external audiences (alumni, parents, friends, foundations and corporations) in support of the University. Serve as primary portfolio manager for the SVP documenting all meaningful interactions and next steps in enterprise software. Serve as agenda officer of the senior DAE team focused on long-range planning, overall strategy and accompanying resource needs. SVP Counsel & DAE Administration Manage and support day-to-day operations in the office of the SVP and across DAE , providing a wide variety of administrative, DAE and institution-wide matters; work closely with several colleagues across the university to accomplish DAE and university goals. Serve as liaison between DAE and select departments including Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, and the Office of the President. Hire, orient, coach and evaluate the manager of special projects, and work with SVP to develop overall DAE orientations and ongoing professional development. Performs other duties as assigned. The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required Seven plus years of experience working with or in a non-profit organization; higher education experience preferable Proven ability to exercise diplomacy with internal and external partners including senior leaders of the institution, divisional colleagues, faculty partners, Trustees and other key volunteers, and donors Demonstrated leadership and team building skills including ability to motivate and support individuals and groups Demonstrated professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information Understanding of and appreciation for philanthropic processes, giving behaviors, and supporter motivations Understanding or and comfort with effective volunteer management Ability to initiate, plan and execute projects with strategic and creative thinking Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills Preferred Qualifications: Comprehensive campaign experience preferred