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Director of Annual Giving and Foundation Operations

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Brooklyn College Foundation, the Director of Annual Giving and Foundation Operations is responsible for the engagement of alumni donors, managing a growing annual giving program, engaging alumni supporters, and building a pipeline of major gift donors. The Director also oversees database management and ongoing foundation operations.


  • Lead the development of a strategic vision, management, marketing, and execution of a growing annual giving program that fosters increased alumni engagement.
  • Establish and meet annual fundraising and alumni donor participation goals.
  • Develop strategies that foster the growth of a culture of philanthropy among alumni and the campus community.
  • Engage, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of individual donor prospects making annual contributions of $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Provide strategic direction and oversight of the Brooklyn College Annual Fund program, responsible to increase revenue, donor participation rates, and leadership support.
    • Establish and manage an effective annual solicitation calendar consisting of electronic and social media campaigns, giving days, direct mail, and an annual phonathon program.
    • Oversee the development of giving societies to build donor loyalty and expand the number of donors at the $1,000 and up annual giving level.
    • Partner with Alumni Engagement to increase alumni and student engagement through targeted co-hosted events, mixers, and lecture series, reintroduction of the senior class gift program, and by formalizing a reunion class giving program.
    • Benchmark, monitor, and adjust as necessary, the various components of the Annual Fund program in achieving defined goals, procedures, budgets, and timetables.
  • Supervise the work of the Senior Database Manager, Development Manager (Operations), Office Associate, and part-time assistants and interns.
  • Work with the Finance Office and Foundation staff to:
    • Review, develop, update, and implement a range of policies and procedures and establish a reference manual
    • Provide assistance, as needed, in fulfillment of the annual audit
    • Manage the BCF’s general expense budget
    • Address operational needs for the Foundation as they arise
  • Oversee the state registrations for fundraising
  • Participate in division, board, committee, and/or CUNY meetings
  • Additional duties, as assigned



Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: Eight or more years of successful experience in annual giving fundraising, preferably in higher education.


  • Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • The intelligence, maturity and sound judgment necessary for interacting with donor prospects, board members, and executive staff.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to set and complete priority projects under deadline.
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the College’s mission and fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees, alumni, volunteers, and the Institutional Advancement team.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies and soliciting gifts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge or similar database system.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel as needed.

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