Only applicants who apply via the following link will be
considered for the position: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/20659
The New School seeks a Development Associate for Schools and
Programs to support DAE operations across the university.
This position provides administrative support to 3-5 senior
development professionals responsible for major gifts fundraising
for the 5 Schools of The New School and some selected programs
within the university. The position reports to one of the
Assistant Vice Presidents who is responsible for prioritizing and
assigning tasks to the Development Associate. The primary
tasks include—though are not limited to—responding to daily queries
from alumni, parents, friends and internal campus partners; ongoing
data entry of senior fundraisers’ and institutional leaders’
interactions with donors and potential donors; logistical support
for Board of Governors’ meetings and similar events; occasional
special projects; and frequent collaborative work on a broad array
of administrative matters with DAE colleagues and other
campus partners. 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.
- Manage spectrum of constituent communications ranging from
Deans’ acknowledgement letters and personalized
correspondence from senior fundraisers and institutional leaders,
to custom proposals, tailored reports, and communications
with the Boards of Governors.
- Manage data entry for senior fundraisers including donor
outreach, correspondence, meetings, and proposals into
the DAE database (currently Banner) under the guidance
and direction of Development Research.
- Support multiple fundraisers and coordinate with academic
partners across the university, especially the Dean’s offices
for the various schools, providing timely and courteous customer
service to both internal and external constituents.
- Maintain complex calendars for each assigned senior fundraiser
noting signature events, key meetings, communications, and travel;
coordinate meeting and visit setups as necessary.
- Prepare development briefings by gathering relevant research on
individual donors, organizations or potential supporters in
coordination with Development Research, Alumni Engagement, and
Institutional Giving for dissemination to Development staff, School
deans and colleagues, and university leadership including
President, Provost and members of the Board of
- Provide assistance in the creation, management, and
implementation of donor lists, including but not limited to
prospect research and moves management.
- Provide support in a project management role through
proactively organizing and preparing for board meetings and
signature events in coordination with Special Events teams
across the university. Tasks include management of the guest
list, venue, catering, audio/visual requirements, agendas,
and other materials as needed.
- Collaborate on planning and executing creative strategies for
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and potential
supporters in consultation with Development and Alumni Engagement
colleagues, university administrators, faculty, Trustees, and
other volunteers as appropriate.
- Coordinate gift in kind donation requests with donors and
- Perform 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
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
- Exceptional organizational, verbal, and written communication
- Minimum of three years in a professional office setting,
ideally assisting fundraisers at a senior level in higher
- Appreciation for the higher education setting and interest in
fundraising around innovative educational initiatives that
foster student success, creativity, and exceptional
- A strong work ethic and motivation to assist fundraisers in
meeting ambitious fundraising goals.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion with sensitive
and confidential information.
- An entrepreneurial, solutions-oriented disposition with the
ability to prioritize tasks; anticipate and embrace change;
acquire and use new skills; and creatively address challenging
- Exceptional collaboration and interpersonal skills, and the
ability to engage well with a wide diversity of internal and
- Demonstrated ability to confidently establish credibility with
stakeholders at all levels.
- Eager to work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse
- Some evenings and weekend hours required.
- Strong technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft
Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Ability to adhere to university COVID-19 policy and