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CUNY CUNY School of Law - Development Coordinator - Substitute in Queens, New York

Job Title: CUNY School of Law - Development Coordinator - Substitute

Job ID: 22436

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


We are looking for a core member of a development team that is actively expanding fundraising for CUNY School of Law – the nation’s #1 public interest law school. You will help build a base of financial support for student scholarships and grants, as well as special projects by strengthening our ability to connect with donors and prospects. This position provides the opportunity to learn and grow as a fundraising professional and make an impact.

This is a substitute position for a 6 month appointment.

The Development Coordinator plays an essential role helping to advance the work of Institutional Advancement including fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni engagement.

Donations Processing: Organize and track individual donations; process online and mailed donations, enter donations in database. Prepare acknowledgements and pledge statements, by email or hard copy, and ensure a high-quality online donations process. Communicate grants and donations with other departments as needed, updating payment and donor contact information.

Fundraising Campaigns: Assist with preparation, implementation and follow-up for solicitations, including direct mail campaigns and others; liaise with mail-house and vendors to ensure data accuracy; prepare email and mail segmentation. Support as needed for events and cultivation opportunities.

Data Quality Assurance: Assure integrity of data and records: Review data entry for errors, update contact and additional information in CRM and email lists; support monthly and annual reconciliation with business office; actively maintain calendar of updates, coordinating with Registrar, Human Resources and other departments, and external resources as needed; inform staff on organizational practices related to development operations.

Donor Analyses: Undertake donor analyses on monthly, quarterly and annual basis; coordinate donor surveys; prepare donor reports for funders and board of directors. Create reports as requested. Track campaigns and pledges as required.

Additional Supports Include: Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed. Answer calls from supporters and respond to donor correspondence; respond to internal inquiries; maintain departmental records; assist with logistics for donor events, and holidays.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Experience with CRM and other management tools required (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge preferred).

  • Familiarity with online donation processing tools and platforms (GiveGab, Zeidman Products).

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy; commitment to delivering excellent work.

  • Strong communication skills, including being comfortable speaking with executive leadership, Board members, funders, alumni and elected officials, as well as writing.

  • Excellent people skills—ability to work with a diverse range of staff, volunteers, board members etc. and handle all interactions with tact, diplomacy, and humor.

  • Highly motivated and proactive; ability to take initiative and work independently.

  • Ability to handle diverse simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through.

  • Commitment to building and/or deepening knowledge of racial equity work and the role racial inequity plays in society.

  • Ability to work with budgets and other financial documents.

  • Excellent research and analytical skills with donor research experience a plus.

  • Experience with government and foundation grants helpful.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Dropbox, Slack and/or ability to quickly learn. Previous experience with Mailchimp a plus.


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




$47,814 to $53,220

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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Resumes will be accepted until June 24, 2021.


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.