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Development Grants Specialist

Baruch College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Grant Seeking
Academic Centers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title:

Baruch College - Development Grants Specialist


Job Description:

The Specialist Development Grants, will support the identification and research of grant opportunities from both corporate and foundation funders. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development of Foundation Relations, the Specialist will assist in proposal development, data collection and reporting. Working with partners across the College, the Development Grants Specialist will identify emerging opportunities to support current academic, educational and cultural initiatives on campus.



  • Develop proposals and serve as the writer for grants for corporate and foundation grants
  • Research corporate and foundation donors utilizing research databases – including Foundation Directory Online, Raisers Edge, Pivot database, assessing for linkages and funding opportunities that align with College’s strategic priorities
  • Draft reports and other institutional donor correspondence
  • Collect and prepare data for the grant proposal and reporting processes
  • Liaise with colleagues around the campus to facilitate the fundraising process
  • Prepare online submissions seeking foundation and corporate funding
  • Maintain all tracking of application, proposal and report due dates
  • Maintains and updates donor records
  • Creates initial proposal budgets
  • When appropriate, engage funders and prepare initial cultivation proposal, and liaise with SPAR to submit proposal through RF-CUNY
  • Prepare quarterly alerts for Deans and faculty of the three schools on new funding opportunities
  • Plan and execute customized stewardship events for funders, showcasing programs, student outcomes and faculty projects
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns
  • Performs other tasks as required by the supervisor


Compensation and Benefits:

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.



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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Prospect Research Tools (ex- FC Search)
  • Strong analytical, research and technical skills to evaluate and use data in planning and decision making
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in EXCEL
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge NXT
  • Demonstrated track record in securing grants
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize various online portals for grant submission (ability to convey scope of projects in character/space constrained environments)


How to Apply: 

Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23442.


Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.


Closing Date:

February 21, 2022


EEO Statement:

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.

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