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Development Associate / Writer

Hunter College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising, Programs, Community Outreach, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Academic Centers, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Development Associate / Writer


The Hunter College Foundation (HCF) is actively recruiting a Development Associate/ writer. This role will work with the Office of the President, as well as the Institutional Advancement office. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and editing grants, proposals, donor correspondence, speeches; and cultivation communications, including business letters, personal notes, email, and talking points;
  • Ensure that written communication to HCF Board, Advisory Boards and donors is timely, complete and reflects the President’s voice;
  • Work with the President and Development staff on research in preparation of proposals or for stewardship and assist with proposal writing as needed;
  • Research and help frame major new initiatives in Development at the direction of President and head of Development;
  • Develop other initiatives at the President’s direction;
  • Use strong writing, stewardship, research and other development and communication skills to further Hunter’s mission.
  • Track donor interactions using Customer Relationship Management software, i.e. Blackbaud.

A successful candidate will have at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of experience in a Development office as well as:

  • Strong writing skills with a proven ability to develop successful fundraising appeals.
  • Be detail oriented with an emphasis on prioritizing and coordinating multiple projects;
  • Flexible and open to the changing needs and priorities of the institution;
  • Possess excellent research, analytical, and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team across different stakeholders of the college.


Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to Galia Galansky, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources:

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