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Hospital for Special Surgery Associate Director, Volunteer Committees in New York, New York

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TITLE: Associate Director of Volunteer Committees

REPORTS TO: Assistant Vice President, Development (CEO, Board & Campaigns)


The Associate Director of Volunteer Committees is a key member of a dynamic fundraising team for the nation’s leading orthopedics and rheumatology academic medical center. The Associate Director of Volunteer Committees supports the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, works on strategic projects and initiatives related to fundraising and the Board of Trustees, and manages the Board of Advisors. The Development Committee of the Board of Trustees is the primary body responsible for raising funds for HSS priorities. The position assists with managing the meetings and activities of the Development Committee. The Board of Advisors (BoA) is a group that lends their expertise to and serves as ambassadors for HSS. The position will get exposure to executives and teams across the organization, helping to drive and support strategic initiatives of the Development Department. The position also be responsible for developing strategic communications (presentations, remarks, whitepapers, board communications) for the Chief Development Officer and Board members to deliver to both internal and external audiences.


  • With direction from the Senior Vice President and Chief Development officer and Assistant Vice President, Development, manage preparation for Development Committee meetings. This includes developing the agenda, helping to draft and oversee the review and approval of presentations and materials, and tracking and coordinating any necessary meeting follow up.

  • Organize and help monitor Development Committee solicitations and assignments, track Trustee leadership connections to prospects and donors, and manage and ensure the success of the Personal Appeal program.

  • Directly manage the BoA in partnership with the SVP and CDO and AVP, Development. This includes setting agendas, developing materials, staffing the meetings, and managing all communications, in partnership with the BoA Chair and Vice Chair, and the BoA at large.

  • Track and analyze participation of BoA members throughout the year. Assess them for greater engagement at HSS and coordinate and/or secure their annual gifts ($25,000+).

  • In partnership with SVP and CDO and AVP, Development, support all aspects of volunteer leadership recruitment and onboarding. This includes tracking potential candidates, managing the recruitment and nomination process, and once elected, assisting with onboarding.

  • Be responsible for the development of fundraising materials (verbal, written, visual) that, as appropriate, synthesizes input from various stakeholders. This includes but is not limited to presentations, proposals, donor correspondence, remarks, and stewardship reports.

  • Develop relationships with executive and team members across the organization to support the development of key communications and stay up to date on messages to be communicated.

  • Project manage select initiatives that align with the Development Department’s strategic priorities.

  • Keep supervisor and colleagues informed of prospective donor opportunities and issues; keep donor database updated with the most current information and actions.

  • Perform additional related duties as requested.


  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 3+ years successful fundraising or equivalent experience working with volunteers, donors, prospects, and leadership; experience working in a research, academic, or healthcare organization highly desirable.


  • Collaborative team player; creative and resourceful; entrepreneurial spirit; able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-performing environment; works productively with diverse constituencies.

  • Must be an excellent writer and possess strong communications skills; able to present to and influence a variety of people and audiences.

  • Superior interpersonal skills; unquestionable personal integrity; diplomatic and discreet; capacity of develop effective relationships with high-level volunteers, senior administrators, physicians, staff, donors, and prospects.

  • Must possess exceptional organizational, project, and time management skills; ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize effectively.

  • Exceptional attention to detail while acutely aware of the "big picture."

  • Passion for the HSS mission.


ID: 2021-14016

Hours per Week: 35

Shift: Days

External Company Name: Hospital for Special Surgery

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Street: 535 E 70th St