CUNY External Relations Coordinator (Development Coordinator) - Macaulay Honors College in New York, New York


In collaboration with eight of CUNY’s senior campuses, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) provides the most promising undergraduate students with an elite academic program of interdisciplinary seminars, personalized advisement, and experiential learning supported by dedicated funding for study abroad, internships, and research. With an entering class of approximately 550 students distributed on campuses across the five boroughs of New York City, Macaulay’s student body embraces the diversity of New York and represents the best and brightest of our next generation of leaders.

Reporting to the Vice President for External Relations, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the External Relations Coordinator provides essential support for Macaulay’s fundraising operations.

Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for Raiser’s Edge database administration including the system’s data integrity; maintains database, enters gifts, develops customized reports for front-line fundraisers, and conducts training for new users.

  • Manages departmental files and develops a well-organized filing system for both paper and electronic documents; ensures filing system meets standards and is in compliance with all CUNY policies and applicable federal or state laws for document retention.

  • Monitors and tracks the department’s budget including expenses, invoices and bids.

  • Assists with organizing and administering College fundraising activities.

  • Provides support to the front-line fundraisers for mailings, events, and other special projects, as needed.


Bachelor's Degree required.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge.

  • 1-2 years of experience working in higher education.

  • Interest in supporting the mission of a public honors college.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong diplomatic and customer service skills.

  • Ability to be a team-player.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.


Supports College fundraising activities by providing operational and analytical support.

  • Researches potential funding programs and opportunities

  • Researches, compiles, and prepares various data for reports and analysis

  • Participates in drafting funding proposals, applications, and other correspondence

  • Assists with prospect research

  • Prepares pre- and post-solicitation materials

  • Provides support for fundraising activities and events

  • May supervise office operations and/or monitor department budget

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Job Title Name: Development Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




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 19, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: External Relations Coordinator (Development Coordinator) - Macaulay Honors College

Job ID: 17796

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular