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Development Director

JOB ID #: 8641

ISSUE DATE: 07/16/2013

CLOSING DATE: 08/20/2013


Directs College's fundraising strategy and administration of fund-raising programs.

Designs, implements and monitors comprehensive resource development program

Responsible for meeting specific goals and targets

Develops funding strategies; assesses outcome of strategic plan

Oversees a portfolio of annual and major gift prospects to establish and sustain ongoing relations

Maintains relationships with donors and sponsoring organizations to cultivate and maintain funding

Ensures reporting requirements are completed in timely and accurate manner

Manages professional and clerical staff

Performs related duties as assigned

Manage and oversee daily operations of the development office including supervising staff and data management, HR issues, budget, prospect research, mailings, events, and organizational systems.

Collaborate with and report to Vice President of Development on a daily basis; prepare progress reports on a bi-weekly basis.

Assist Vice President with presentations for quarterly Board meetings including preparing or overseeing the preparation of Power Point and other materials to advance the development program; assist with building and staffing more Board committees.

Collaborate on creating the development plan, goal setting, calendar of activities, events, and mailings as well as plans for a BMCC Capital Campaign.

Collaborate and help plan and manage annual fund raising gala to assure maximum fund raising success; manage event details including décor, catering, and budget; manage and ensure accurate donor information and gift data input; and confirm acknowledgements and collections.

Oversee major gifts program including managing and prioritizing prospect research; develop and manage prospect pipeline' oversee major gift assignments and goal setting for all staff; handle on-going monitoring of staff progress toward achievement of goals and trouble-shooting as needed; arrange donor recognition as appropriate including donor wall and naming opportunities throughout college as well as special donor receptions.

Personally handle a portfolio of at least 25 major gift prospects and donors.

Oversee staff on large database research and mining efforts to identify special alumni and other prospects and for analytic and demographic reporting and trends analysis to support planning and goal setting.

Oversee development of a compendium of college-wide projects and priority fund raising needs as well as an updated listing of naming opportunities available throughout the college.

Initiate and manage a planned giving society and develop appropriate collateral, prospects lists, and plans.

Responsible for overseeing the development and management of alumni, faculty, staff, donor and friend cultivation and recognition events including defining the event and its purpose and goals, building invitation lists, overseeing mailings and arrangements, tracking attendance, and follow-up actions.

Oversee the successful development and implementation of new and existing programs, including timeline driven campaigns to cultivate and solicit alumni, faculty, staff, friends and external donors with the objective of reaching targeted annual fund raising goals.

Oversee and facilitate planned phone-mail fund raising campaign including the preparation of materials and prospect information, the recruitment and training of student callers, and the preparation of scripts and follow up.

Oversee management of fund raising-related Art Center and Conference Center events, programming, and initiatives.

Prepare proposals and grants as needed.

Facilitate expansion of corporate, foundation, and community relations and solicitation program to increase revenue from these sources.

Facilitate collaboration among all members of the development staff to assure positive and supportive relationships.

Manage and assure donor stewardship, pledge recording, and gift acknowledgements.

Work with high level board members and donors as assigned.


Refer to CUNYfirst for a more detailed list of qualifications.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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