A career in development at CTY offers exciting and rewarding opportunities to foster relationships with the dedicated families and alumni who support CTY’s mission to recognize and develop the world’s greatest minds. For two generations, CTY has identified, nurtured, and advocated for academically advanced students from all backgrounds, and offers robust financial aid for qualifying students from low income families to attend its programs. These students participate in educational opportunities they wouldn’t experience anywhere else and find a safe place where it is cool to be smart. Along with exceptional academic experiences, CTY students find a welcoming circle of peers, mentors, and teachers who understand the needs of advanced learners and share their passion for knowledge. As one student wrote “CTY is so amazing that if it were a school I would go to it day and night.”
The Associate Director of Development will be responsible for raising funds in support of CTY’s priorities (access and inclusion, research, and advocacy for academically talented K-12 students) through the identification of potential donors and strategic collaboration with colleagues in development and across the organization. Meeting annual goals in dollars raised, proposals sent and visits made is expected.
- Identify high-end annual and major gift donors, primarily among CTY parents and alumni;
- Maintain a portfolio of 100 annual and major gift prospects and conduct 120 visits annually;
- Prepare major gift proposals, solicitation letters, and cultivation materials for donors;
- Create a yearly, results-oriented work plan to efficiently manage gift prospects through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
- Collaborate with CTY staff on proposal development;
- Substantially support the development and implementation of CTY’s strategic fundraising plan;
- Schedule and arrange summer site visits with prospective and current donors;
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the field of gifted education, research areas, and funding priorities for CTY, along with general knowledge about the University;
- Manage development tools such as Aladin, JHU's development database.