CUNY Development Manager - Development Office in Bronx, New York


Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Development, the Development Manager, Campaigns and Special Events at Bronx Community College will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive annual campaign program with a focus on increasing annual donors and average gift amounts.

  • Work closely with the AVP and other staff to develop fundraising goals and the strategies to support priorities of the College.

  • Be responsible for planning and implementing Development communications materials including mail appeals, online solicitations, campaign and event webpages, Giving Tuesday site, and year-end material.

  • Work with Database Coordinator to actively identify annual giving prospects to move into the next giving level.

  • Work with Alumni Relations Manager to develop creative appeals, events, and programs to increase alumni giving.

  • Work with Marketing and Communications to design printed and electronic materials for Development events and appeals.

  • Maintain a portfolio of donors/prospects and solicit sponsorship support for key fundraising events.

  • Coordinate and manage all Development fundraising and cultivation events including, but not limited to Run the Bronx and the annual Gala.

  • Manage all aspects of event planning including securing venues, creating and coordinating complex planning timelines and materials, working with vendors and caterers, overseeing the production of all promotional materials, and supervising the production of mailing and guest lists.

  • Develop event budgets and track event expenses.

  • Coordinate the management and training of event staff and volunteers.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with campus wide staff.

  • Provide expert assistance and guidance to colleagues in the department and as needed.


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

The preferred candidate:

  • Possesses strong development writing and editing skills and is proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point).

  • Is proficient in using email, social media and other mediums for fundraising communications and campaigns.

  • Has familiarity with using Raiser's Edge; Proficiency in Online Express.

  • Has experience developing and managing campaigns through fundraising platforms like GiveGab.

  • Has a strong working knowledge of InDesign and basic knowledge in video/photo editing software.

  • Has a demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively to ensure success with meeting goals.

  • Is highly organized, exceptionally detail oriented, creative, motivated, welcomes challenges, and works hard to achieve fundraising goals and deadlines.


Plans and manages College fundraising strategy and operations.

  • Implements and monitors comprehensive resource development program; makes recommendations to improve department policies and procedures

  • Fulfills specific goals and targets based on individual portfolio

  • Assists Director with developing funding strategies and assessing outcomes

  • Oversees annual and/or major gift activities to support strategic plan

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

  • Prepares financial reports for management; may write grant proposals

  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Development Manager


Higher Education Associate




$61,394 - $106,700; 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.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID # 19359. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.

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Resumes will be reviewed until position is filled with review to begin 10/25/18. (Search extended)


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.

Job Title: Development Manager - Development Office

Job ID: 19359

Location: Bronx Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular