CUNY Donor Relations Manager - Division of Institutional Advancement (York College/CUNY) in Queens, New York


The Manager of Donor Relations is a fundraising officer of the College and is responsible for designing, implementing and organizing an institution-wide comprehensive donor relation and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with donors at all levels. The Manager of Donor Relations will manage a portfolio of donors and solicit gifts.

Additionally, she/he networks with internal and external constituencies to develop relationships. The Manager will advise on the facilitation of recognition events and various other activities for donor clubs and societies. The Manager of Donor Relations will also work collaboratively with the faculty and staff to compose letters, compile appropriate invitation lists, engage featured program participants, create program materials, prepare program scripts and participant remarks (as needed).

This position will report to the VP for Institutional Advancement.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


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.

Job Title Name: Development Manager


Higher Education Associate




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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Closing Date - June 15, 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: York College

Job Title: Donor Relations Manager - Division of Institutional Advancement (York College/CUNY)

Job ID: 16743

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular