UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Director of Development, Major Gift reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
The primary responsibility of the Director of Development is to raise major contributions from high net worth individuals (alumni and friends of the University), Corporations, Trusts and Foundations. In preparation for a major university wide comprehensive campaign, the Director will focus on raising philanthropic and sponsorship support to fuel NYUAD’s campaign. In this role, the Director will identify, cultivate and steward key major gift /principal gift relationships. Superb communication skills are required to translate the NYUAD narrative and comprehensive needs into compelling and attractive propositions for investment. The role will require close working relationships with key internal stakeholders across the entire University (NYUAD and NYU), especially Faculty who are key partners in fundraising success.
Key performance indicators will include rigorous moves management goals across all phases of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Metrics will also include targets based on size and status of portfolio. The Development Director’s prospect portfolio will reflect a variety of sectors and regions with priority given to local and regional prospects. Occasional international relationship management may be required. The Director will ensure that prospects, donors and key internal stakeholders are continuously engaged in the NYUAD community.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.