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CUNY Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving in New York, New York

Job Title: Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Job ID: 20565

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving will increase the base of alumni support for the college through engagement and a strategic plan of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Associate Director will manage fundraising for cohorts of alumni working in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement team.

The position reports to the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

In addition to the CUNY title overview, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

-Assist in researching, planning, and implementing a broad range of alumni engagement and annual giving strategies for John Jay College’s more than 65,000 alumni. In addition to reunion, this may include, but is not limited to: meet-ups, mentoring and career development events, gatherings at regional conferences and programming for affinity groups.

-Assist in the identification and cultivation of alumni donor prospects with a set fundraising goal. Make 50 face-to-face visits annually with alumni constituents for cultivation, solicitation and/or stewardship purposes.

-Help develop and oversee the management of new alumni affinity groups to promote engagement and annual support.

-Working with the Director of Alumni Engagement and the Marketing and Communications Department, assist in the creation of a communications plan that includes alumni news, reunion, and event news.

-Maintain a precise record of alumni contacts and information in Raiser’s Edge, including interests, activities and connections related to their John Jay and post-John Jay experiences to foster greater engagement and build new, strong relationships.

-Participate in Institutional Advancement prospect strategy meetings to increase the pipeline of alumni donors. Provide validated information on alumni prospects based on direct knowledge gained through relationship building and research.

-Manage the overall reunion strategy and facilitate cross-campus collaboration opportunities to use reunion giving as a tool for increased funds for the college.

-Assist in volunteer management. Identify, recruit, train, and manage alumni volunteers and influencers for alumni affinity groups to engage alumni, particularly those who have lost touch with the college.

-Regularly provide updated fundraising information, statistics, and strategy to Alumni Association committee members.

-Assist in the data analysis and build of the alumni constituent database to help increase the number of identified and validated alumni and populate the database with up-to-date contact information so that they may be cultivated, solicited and stewarded effectively.

-Supervise student assistants. Provide training and manage project assignments.

-Perform additional duties as assigned and assist with special projects as assigned.


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


-Excellent strategic and management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the college, volunteers, alumni, donors, and other constituents.

-Demonstrably strong writing, planning, marketing, communications and organizational skills.

-Interest and experience in data analysis and solicitation strategies.

-Attention to detail and volunteer management experience.

-A self-starter, results-oriented individual who is comfortable working as part of the broader advancement team to support college fundraising goals.

-Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.


Manages College's alumni relations activities and promotes an active and engaged alumni base.

  • Implements and monitors comprehensive alumni relations program; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures

  • Participates in developing strategy; oversees programmatic and administrative support to increase involvement among alumni

  • Develops and manages an annual schedule of reunion events and other alumni activities; oversees alumni communications

  • Works collaboratively with other areas of the College to promote and improve alumni participation

  • Prepares reports and presentations evaluating outcomes of department events and activities

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with alumni donors and volunteers

  • Supervises office operations; administers department and/or events budget(s)

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Alumni Relations Manager


Higher Education Associate




$66,324 - $75,110. 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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Review of resume begins May 22, 2019.

Posting closes June 7, 2019.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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