Development Manager - Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications & External Affairs -

City College of New York   New York , NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 16, 2024
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JOB TITLE: Development Manager - Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications & External Affairs

JOB ID: 28146

LOCATION: The City College of New York



For more than 175 years, the City College of New York (originally founded as The Free Academy) has welcomed generations of students to our campus to learn under the guidance of world-class faculty. Together, our students and faculty look to address some of the greatest challenges faced by communities both local to the Harlem and greater New York area, and around the world. 

It is in keeping with the tradition of providing access to excellence for our students that the City College Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications & External Relations (OIACER), which manages the Foundation for City College, works to develop and support a strong foundation of resources required to fulfill the educational mission of the City College of New York. 

The mission of The Foundation for City College, Inc. is to provide access to educational and research excellence, particularly to students who might not otherwise attend a senior college. Private gifts have the power to advance higher education, which transforms lives and communities, and the Foundation strives to enrich the City College experience for students, faculty, and staff, and to work in collaboration with the President of The City College of New York to raise significant financial support from private sources, and to steward the Foundation's assets while serving as advocates for the College.

The Foundation supports a variety of programs at City College, including named professorships, advanced research operations, innovative programs leading to increased student success and campus-wide wellness opportunities, workforce development initiatives as well as special programs and lectures that bring some of the nation's top intellectuals to our campus. The vision of the Foundation for City College is to be the steward of The City College of New York through the Foundation's position as an advocate for the College's endowment and to serve as a leader in accountability, stewardship, and overall commitment to excellence. 

To that end, OIACER seeks a Development Manager to implement fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of the Foundation's mission. This position is responsible for individual donor fundraising and other revenue that will cultivate relationships and partnerships to increase funding.

The Development Manager will report to the Associate Executive Director of OIACER at The City College of New York and will manage fundraising activities and relationships for a core group of donors. The focus will be cultivating and stewarding relationships with individual donors. 

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview below, the Development Manager duties include but are not limited to the following responsibilities: 

  • Create a broad network of individual donors through appropriate channels including events, individual networking, and targeted outreach
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward donors from $1,000 through $24,999
  • Build strategic relationships with key advisors and connectors, and develop multiyear engagement plans
  • Collaborate with internal and external OIACER partners, including, but not limited to: VP & Executive Director, Grants & Foundations, Manager, Prospect Research, Development Coordinators, Associate Executive Director of Marketing & Communications and Office of the President, Academic Deans and department Chairs and Directors


Bachelor’s degree and six years’ related experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Three to five years of not-for-profit fundraising experience is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, with public speaking ability that will inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with board members, volunteers, and donors
  • Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of diplomacy, patience, and flexibility
  • Proficient in using Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in CRM, preferably Raiser's Edge
  • A demonstrated willingness to take risks and address complex issues creatively and effectively
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and across teams, seeks, and provide constructive feedback

 Plans and manages College fundraising strategy and operations. 

- Implements and monitors comprehensive resource development program; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures 

- Fulfills specific goals and targets based on individual portfolio 

- Assists Director with developing funding strategies and assessing outcomes 

- Oversees annual and/or major gift activities to support strategic plan 

- Maintains relationships with donors and sponsoring organizations to cultivate and maintain funding 

- Prepares financial reports for management; may write grant proposals 

- May manage professional and/or clerical staff 

- Performs related duties as assigned. 

Higher Education Associate



Salary Range: $90,375 - $107,789. Salary commensurate with education and experience. 

CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world. 

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June 10, 2024


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