Albert Einstein College Director of Development, Strategic Projects in New York, New York


Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

The Director, Strategic Projects will be a key partner to the Vice President and Chief Development Officer and will be responsible for providing leadership, planning, and execution of Montefiore Einstein’s ambitious Strategic Plan for Development.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter capable of managing up and down across a multi-layered team and will have the knowledge of fundraising best practice to help identify opportunities that advance Montefiore and Einstein’s philanthropic priorities.


She/he will ensure that the Vice President and Chief Development achieves the overarching goals of the Strategic Plan for Development by developing and implementing effective strategies, systems, and processes that support the plan’s tactical execution. In addition to the strategic planning work, the Director will have 3 primary functions:

  1. Strategic Projects – lead and execute discrete projects assigned by the Vice President and Chief Development Officer. These projects will cut across departments and will require close collaboration with volunteers, executive leaders, physicians, scientists, and staff.
  2. Presidential Priorities – provide a strong link between the Vice President and Chief Development Officer and the senior leaders of the Development Officer to ensure that the priorities of the Vice President are acted upon. Independently identify and address issues as they arise and bring them to the Vice President’s attention for input or resolution as needed.
  3. Project Management – work with the Vice President to review, coordinate, and ensure follow through on the many projects for which the Vice President is responsible. Streamline communication among all parties involved and provide clear definitions of roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities so that deadlines, milestones, and goals are met.

Minimum of 5 years+ development experience that includes leadership and program building. Appreciation for and commitment to Montefiore and Einstein’s joint mission. Ability to motivate and manage volunteer and staff leaders to the Vice President’s priorities. Ability to strategically link institution-wide issues with opportunities for fundraising. Knowledge of best practices and the ability to apply them in innovative ways. Proven success collaborating with a team of diverse professionals (senior leaders, major gift officers, consultants, etc.) to execute a plan using best operational practices. Ability to set priorities and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy, attention to detail, and delivering exceptional quality work product. Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to think creatively. Demonstrated ability working with senior leaders in a complex, multi-faceted, large institution. Strong knowledge and understanding of the New York City philanthropic market. High energy, positive attitude, and genuine team player. Strong customer-service orientation and flexible work-style. Strong negotiation, collaboration and relationship building skills. Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written.

Job ID: 2017-10392

Campus: Einstein/Resnick - Bronx

Posting Date: 7/17/2017

Employee Classification: Exempt

Department: Institutional Advancement

Position Type: Regular Full-Time