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Director of Advancement

Posted: September 2023
Status: Open



The Rensselaer Newman Foundation at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY. 


Organization Description:

The Rensselaer Newman Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation based in Troy, NY. We provide chaplaincy and arts programming to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus and community. Although our organization is Catholic and provides some support to the University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice, our programming and events are open to everyone.

For more information, see our web site: http://www.rensselaernewman.org


Position Description:

We are seeking an experienced development professional to help us build a sustainable fundraising program for our Catholic Campus ministry and arts-supporting foundation.  This position will involve all phases of our fundraising: board liaison, direct mail, grant writing, benefactor research and development, event planning, newsletter.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the Foundation's fundraising and benefactor engagement
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director/Chaplain to meet fund development goals
  • Improve utilization of our fundraising database. 
  • Work collaboratively with RPI Institutional Advancement staff
  • Supervise production and distribution of newsletters and direct mail appeals
  • Build a sustainable major gifts program to support the Foundation's mission
  • Initiate a program of grant research and grantwriting.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., nonprofit management, business administration, philanthropy)
  • Demonstrated experience with fundraising databases (e.g. Raiser's Edge, eTapestry, etc.)
  • Proven experience in nonprofit management or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of wills, trusts, estate law, or related legal areas
  • Proficiency in using WordPress or other content management systems
  • Experience with digital tools including databases, Canva, Slack, DropBox, MS Office
  • Experience in social media management for organizational purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage volunteers and staff members

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply, go to : https://www.indeed.com/job/director-advancement-9118b69c5a7530e7


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