Deputy Director of Leadership Giving

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Deputy Director of Leadership Giving
Baruch College 

Baruch College has a long and distinguished history dating back over 150 years to the founding of the Free Academy, the nation’s first institution of free public higher education. Today Baruch is a thriving, urban, multicultural institution and senior college of the City University of New York with widely respected undergraduate and graduate programs in the Zicklin School of Business, the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Baruch prepares motivated students of proven achievements, many the first in their family to attend college, with a superb education. CollegeNET has continually ranked Baruch #1 in social mobility.The Princeton Review has consistently included Baruch on its list of “Best Colleges,” an exclusive grouping that highlights the top 15% of schools in the country. US News & World Report ranked Baruch among the “Best Colleges (North) and Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges in the country. In 2013, Baruch successful completed a campaign to raise $150 million exceeding goal.  Most recently, the College has also successfully concluded a $15 million scholarship campaign.

The Office of College Advancement (“OCA”) is responsible for all fundraising activities and alumni relations for Baruch College. We seek a dynamic, seasoned individual with broad-based development experience, including proven gift solicitations to work with our alumni, faculty and all functional elements of OCA. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for College Advancement, this is an exciting, high-access, front-line opportunity.

- Solicit annual fund, major gift, planned gift and leadership giving prospects with the ability to make gifts of $1,000 and up.
- Conduct 100 to 120 meaningful face-to-face interactions with donors/prospects annually.
- Participate in donor/prospect strategy sessions with other development staff.
- Create management reports as needed, call reports and meeting request memos. Maintain a detailed record of prospect management in database.
- Work with administrators and planned giving professionals to maximize giving through deferred giving structures.
- Assist with special projects and perform other related duties as required.

Some fundraising-related travel to points outside of the New York City area including Florida and California.

Compensation and Benefits:                                                   
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.

Baruch College is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position, if circumstances warrant it.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.
Experience in personal fundraising solicitation with a proven record of success as well as broad-based knowledge of prospect management, cultivation and stewardship. Four or more years in fundraising or sales and higher education fundraising experience preferred. Raiser’s Edge and planned giving experience preferred. Must have superb fundraising judgment and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of Baruch. Keen sensitivity to human relations and ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply: 
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #18376.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting
Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

Closing Date:
March 21, 2018

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