Development Officer

Queens, NY
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting directly to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Development Officer will serve as a key member of the fundraising team, participating in developing strategies to achieve department-wide goals and lead efforts to create and facilitate a vibrant culture of philanthropy and service which includes working with high-level donors.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Development Officer duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and QC Foundation Board members.
  • Develop and recruit alumni & volunteers for fundraising committee to meet departmental fundraising goals.
  • Designs, implements and monitors comprehensive resource development program.
  • Maintains relationships with donors and sponsoring organizations to cultivate and maintain funding.
  • Develop long and short term communication strategy, planning and development.
  • Oversee record keeping and reporting to both internal and external concerns, ensuring that a flow of information (reports, proposals, letters, materials for prospects) is handled efficiently and smoothly.
  • Manage the Department of Institutional Advancement Fundraising Gala and twenty-three alumni & development programs.
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective major donors and liaise with board members
  • Manage and execute all the logistics involved with the Development Office events both on and off campus
  • Supervise and produce invitations, written materials and journals for Gala and development programs.
  • Oversee annual calendar and coordinate with college-wide calendar.
  • Adhere to budget, manage event finances including invoicing and reporting.


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.


  • At least four years of development in Higher Education preferred;
  • Excellent writing skills and communication skills
  • Strong attention to details; ability to multi-task and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include work availability for weekends.


Develops and implements strategies to secure major gifts to a College or Unit.

  • Creates and implements thoughtful strategies to attract gifts from donors and prospects; works with management to establish, and meet, goals and targets
  • Builds relationships, seeking new donors through prospecting using a variety of sources, and maintaining ongoing relationships with existing donors, collaborating with College and University management
  • Ensures reporting requirements are completed in timely and accurate manner; utilizes automated systems for tracking and reporting
  • Adheres to established protocols such as the University's gift acceptance policy
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




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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Open until filled with review to begin March 24, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Queens College

Job Title: Development Officer

Job ID: 16301

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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