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Weill Cornell Medical College Stewardship Manager in New York, New York

Position Summary

Implements and manages a comprehensive stewardship program that recognizes donors and illustrates the impact of their giving. This role develops an overall strategic vision to include planning, analyzing, evaluating, and growing the program, and oversees all donor stewardship matters in the Office of External Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs, coordinates and implements a comprehensive stewardship program, which appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

  • Plans and oversees the implementation of individualized donor engagement and stewardship opportunities. Helps develop and implement customized strategies to acknowledge and steward principal gifts donors, Board members, and VIPs.

  • Creates customized plans, stewardship communications, and recognition events for key donor constituencies.

  • Develops new programs to improve donor retention rates by enhancing the donors’ experience and synchronizing efforts with the solicitation schedules of all gift officers and their programs.

  • Leads strategy meetings that focus on enhancing stewardship deliverables and the ways WCM interacts with students, donors and alumni.

  • Ensures that donor stewardship activities are coordinated, timely, and accurately; ultimately advancing the goals of major gift fundraisers and the capital campaign.

  • Manages the development of best practices and donor data maintenance and reporting processes, specific to donor relations and stewardship.

  • Collaborates and coordinates with Special Events team to plan and implement stewardship events; works to develop overarching event strategy, invitations, guest lists, briefings, materials and awards.

  • Designs, drafts and edits materials, including stewardship publications, endowment performance updates, budgets and financial reports, digital communications, special acknowledgements, and other communications that advance donor relations and retention .

  • Oversees all activity related to WCM endowment reporting, analysis, and stewardship, including annual fiscal reports.

  • Serves as liaison to WCM Financial Aid and Academic Affairs Offices; reviews candidates for endowed positions to ensure compliance with donor stipulations; drafts Board resolutions related to endowed positions.

  • Trains Development colleagues on endowment vehicles and processes and other stewardship programs.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Experience

Master's degree preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of related experience; at least 2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

Prior experience engaging in or managing stewardship/donor relations activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A high level of energy and self-confidence and a positive "can-do" attitude, and the ability to perform at peak in a fast-paced, high expectation environment are essential.

  • Must possess superb writing and communication skills.

  • Must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency, and a clear sense of priorities.

  • Comfort in working with all levels of donors, staff, administration, doctors, and VIPs.

  • Ability to synthesize diverse or seemingly unrelated findings needs into strategy plans.

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and fundraising databases.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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