Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Major
Job ID 27195
The Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Major
Gifts) reports to the Vice President of Development and works
closely with members of the College's senior staff and others to
ensure effective planning, implementation, and coordination of
Hunter's Major Gifts development efforts. The Executive Director
will ensure that all prospects are appropriately identified,
cultivated, solicited, acknowledged, and stewarded and will oversee
the Major Gifts team in doing so. In addition to growing and
managing a portfolio of high profile donors, foundations and
corporations, the Executive Director will represent the College and
the Foundation to all donors and appropriate constituents.
Management responsibilities include:
- Lead Major Gifts sub-unit in the development of specific
fundraising goals for the sub-unit as a whole and for each Major
- Oversee development and systemization of work processes that
contribute to accomplishment of goals and overall efficiency and
effectiveness of sub-unit.
- Oversee donor research and implement stewardship plan.
- Oversee performance of staff; clarify roles, delegate work
effectively, and provide timely performance feedback.
- Work closely with all internal and external constituents to
ensure that their concerns are being addressed and that all
possible sources of philanthropic income are being appropriately
- Manage interface between Major Gifts and the President's
office (events planning and mega-gifts), ensuring smooth and timely
flow of communication.
- Ensure existing communication programs address fund-raising
priorities to the greatest extent possible.
- Participate in Institutional Advancement leadership team
meetings and assist in developing goals and strategies for
- Oversee effective use of Millennium data base; contribute to
Millennium policy development, as necessary.
- Hold regular Major Gifts sub-unit team meetings to review
status and impact of key activities, communicate key messages,
coordinate work, raise and resolve issues that impact effectiveness
of subunit, and build sub-unit cohesiveness.
Fundraising responsibilities include:
- Champion Hunter's mission with existing and newly identified
funders, communicate regularly with funders, and aggressively build
new relationships and revenue sources to enable the Hunter College
Foundation to grow.
- Develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
for major gift prospects.
- Supervise and participate in the preparation and presentation
of funding proposals f or foundations, individual major gift
supporters, and other major funding sources.
- Strategize and develop special events to ensure that
cultivation and stewardship targets are maximized; coordinate with
Events sub-unit in President's office to plan.
- Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects to be approached
for gifts each year.
- Manage recordkeeping and reporting to both internal and
external concerns, ensuring the flow of all information (e.g.
reports, proposals, letters, follow up packets, materials for
prospects, etc.) is handled efficiently and smoothly among the
members of the development team.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation
Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a combined eight years
successful fundraising and major gift experience required,
preferably at a College or University. Master's degree preferred.
Solicitation of six and seven-figure gifts from individual donors
strongly preferred. Computer literate and familiarity with
development databases. Excellent oral and written communications as
well as organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to
coordinate and manage multiple projects. At least five years
experience in a supervisory role.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience within
approved range ($100,000-$190,000).
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.
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2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be
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