Vice President for Individual Giving

Central Park Conservancy - New York, NY
The Central Park Conservancy seeks a Vice President for Individual Giving to play a pivotal role in driving revenue growth for the Conservancy's annual giving programs, including the Chairman's Circle, President's Circle, Conservators Program, and General Membership, and work towards the successful conclusion of the Conservancy's historic FOR ALL Campaign, including leading the public phase of the campaign. The Vice President will oversee the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of 100 major donors and prospects focused on principal gifts at the seven- and eight-figure level and will be responsible for continuously growing and diversifying the organization’s supporter base and developing and implementing donor-centered strategies. Leveraging a strong network of contacts and donor relationships within the New York City philanthropic sector, the Vice President will advance fundraising goals through meaningful engagement with donor prospects, dedicating significant time to cultivating and stewarding these key relationships.

Central Park is New York City’s 843-acre backyard, an essential space that welcomes over 42 million visitors annually. The City of New York has entrusted the Central Park Conservancy with the complete day-to-day care of this iconic public space, which requires dedicated expertise that has been honed during the conservancy’s 40-year history. Over 350 Conservancy employees tend to the park’s complex maintenance, restoration, and architectural needs—from horticulture, tree and turf care to trash management, visitor services, and much more—resulting from massive use. As the stewards of the park, the Central Park Conservancy is committed to serving the public’s best interests and providing the oversight and expertise necessary to ensure that this world-class greenspace is accessible to all. Funded primarily by individual donations, the conservancy will raise and invest nearly $100 million into the park’s care this year with the sole mission of protecting and improving Central Park in perpetuity. Not only does this allow the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to allocate nearly its entire budget to other parks, but the Conservancy helps generate more than $1 billion in annual economic activity and 5,000 local jobs—a true partnership with the city for the people of New York.

"Thank you for your interest in the Vice President for Individual Giving position. This is a very exciting role at the Conservancy. Your role as Vice President for Individual Giving will not only involve strategic fundraising but also forging meaningful connections with donors who share our passion for preserving this invaluable public asset. Joining the Central Park Conservancy’s Philanthropy team means becoming part of a dynamic community dedicated to safeguarding a living masterpiece for future generations. We invite you to bring your expertise and enthusiasm to our mission, where every contribution plays a crucial role in enriching the lives of millions and preserving Central Park for all to enjoy." — Abby Healy, Senior Vice President for Development & Campaign Co-Director

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.