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CUNY Development Coordinator - Institutional Advancement in Queens, New York

Job Title: Development Coordinator - Institutional Advancement

Job ID: 20458

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

The Development Coordinator plays an essential support role within all areas of the Development Department, with a particular emphasis on the area of major gifts in relation to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and potential donors. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Development Operations and will coordinate, but is not limited to, the following duties:

  • Assist with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects;

  • Research and create detailed briefing documents on major donor prospects for cultivation events;

  • Coordinate the major donor solicitation process from list review, Raiser's Edge process, and mailing;

  • Assist with the planning and execution of donor cultivation events;

  • Coordinate the administrative functions of the Development Department, including fiscal and personnel matters;

  • Process student requests for scholarships and emergency funds;

  • Update donor records in Raiser's Edge database and create donor and prospect queries;

  • Assist, as needed, with processing gifts, including credit card and online donation processing, gift entry into the Raiser's Edge database;

  • Supervise part-time staff.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.


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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April 29, 2019


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.