The Major Gifts Officer (also known as Director of Development, to external audiences) reports to the Senior Associate Director of Operations of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) within the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, has a strong functional report to the Director of the IOPGA and is an indirect report to the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts. This position serves as the development officer for the IOPGA. This position will work in contact with the faculty advisor for the IOPGA in Ithaca and with the Director of Development for the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.
In close collaboration with the Institute Director this role establishes the strategic fundraising direction of the IOPGA and works to raise IOPGA's profile through strategic partnerships and affiliations. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and advancing strong personal and professional relationships with individuals and organizations that will result in philanthropic contributions towards the achievement of the Institute's fundraising goals. In close collaboration with the Senior Associate Director of Operations the Major Gifts officer will develop and implement the Institute's outreach strategy through creative and effective event planning, raising the IOPGA's profile, and program implementation. This position will identify and pursue grant opportunities from granting agencies and foundations, including conceptualizing proposals and writing applications, where necessary.
This position is located in Long Island, NY and will require occasional travel to Ithaca, NY and other locations.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 5 to 7 years of experience in development, alumni affairs, public affairs, marketing, and/or business development, or equivalent combination
A proven collaborator with a demonstrated ability to manage complex relationships
bility to appropriately handle highly confidential and sensitive information, and the ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion
Experience working with volunteers
Excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to speak credibly about higher education, global affairs, and the current political environment, and ability to interact effectively
Bachelor's Degree in History, Political Science, International Relations or related field
Experience with international NGOs and Foundations, with a particular focus on communications, programs, government relations, and development
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