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Position Title: Coordinator, Development and Alumni Affairs
School/Division: School of Medicine
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Reporting to the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Coordinator, Development and Alumni Affairs will provide support for fundraising and alumni affairs initiatives. This includes assisting with creating and broadening alumni programming and maintaining and updating information for the Zucker School of Medicine's growing alumni population. The Coordinator will also help coordinate and manage fundraising initiatives, various direct mail and electronic outreach, and fundraising campaigns. This position requires the use of independent judgment in planning and prioritizing a diversified workload, and discretion in regular communications with students, faculty, physicians, alumni, donors, and administrators at Hofstra University, the Zucker School of Medicine, and Northwell Health. This position requires a flexible work schedule, including some early mornings and late evenings to support events and meetings. Weekend work may also be required to monitor program activities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Researches, manages, and maintains alumni contact information (residency location, specialties, employment, honors, etc.) for Zucker School of Medicine alumni.
Assists with direct mail and electronic outreach campaigns from inception through gift processing
Handles quarterly stewardship letters and utilizes peer-to-peer online fundraising campaigns.
Works with communications team to create alumni and development related social media posts, including spotlights for donors and alumni, event recaps, and more.
Compiles and formats news items for the quarterly alumni e-newsletter.
Researches prospective donors to the Zucker School of Medicine.
Assists with annual stewardship reports for scholarship and research stipend donors.
Assists with development and alumni event planning and execution.
Provides administrative support to the Director, including managing correspondence, scheduling, attending, and keeping record of meetings, tracking the completion of tasks, and helping with event execution.
Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum 1-3 years' experience in fundraising/development, alumni affairs, or other nonprofit organizations.
Must have above average organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and must demonstrate a high degree of judgement, discretion, and confidentiality.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, faculty, alumni, donors, and students.
Ability to manage complex projects in a busy work environment, make decisions with little oversight, and approach challenges with creativity and innovation.
Interest and motivation to learn about fundraising and alumni affairs as a sector.
Must have extensive computing experience and have proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Must be able to provide own transportation to and from off-site meetings.
Familiarity with maintaining a fundraising database, specifically, Raiser's Edge, experience preferred.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.