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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Deputy Director of Alumni Affairs and Development, the Development Associate works as a collaborative member of the Alumni Affairs and Development team to promote and advance The Cooper Union's goals of financial sustainability, excellence and merit, access and affordability and distinctiveness. 


  • Coordinates department-wide administrative tasks including coordinating calendars, tracking of budgets, managing supplies, and supervising student interns as needed.
  • Supports the department’s stewardship efforts.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of programs designed to broaden and sustain the base of alumni engagement and philanthropic support.
  • • Participates in planning meetings, accepting special assignments, assisting colleagues and providing support for all ongoing programs and operations as needed.
  • • Works closely with the Deputy Director and other senior leadership to increase engagement with donors, prospective donors, and alumni.
  • Coordinates mailings, communications, volunteer outreach and other activities across the office and supports the formation and execution of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. 
  • Other related duties as required or assigned by the Deputy Director or Vice President of Alumni Affairs and Development.


  • Strong knowledge of development concepts, fundraising techniques, especially those related to annual giving success
  • Superior interpersonal and communications skills, including a proven ability to interact with high level donors, board members, other colleagues and department personnel.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and exposure to database software a plus)
  • Good typing and proofreading skills
  • Good with numbers and detail-oriented
  • Sound judgment and discretion
  • Strong team player
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment


A Bachelor's Degree with experience in Development

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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