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Director of Development, New York City (Hybrid - Metropolitan NYC)

COOP Careers
New York, United States
$110,000.00 - $125,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2024

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with COOP Careers in the search for a Director of Development, New York City.

The Director of Development, New York City will develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that supports the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a significant pipeline of major gift prospects in metropolitan New York City. In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development will develop innovative fundraising approaches that advance COOP Career's mission and vision. As a member of a geographically distributed team, the Director of Development will work seamlessly with colleagues in different regions and time zones to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. The Director of Development will serve as a visible presence for COOP Careers in metropolitan New York City, building and nurturing relationships with a broad range of current and future funders and stakeholders in support of COOP’s college partnership and integration strategies. This is a hybrid position based in New York City. COOP's hybrid workplace strikes a thoughtful balance between at-home flexibility and in-person chemistry. 

COOP is building a diverse movement of upwardly mobile first-generation college grads overcoming underemployment through digital skills and peer connections. COOP wants to reignite the nation’s promise of upward mobility for those who strive to achieve a brighter future for themselves and their families—to ensure the American Dream is a reality for all. It connects un-/underemployed first-gen college graduates to one another—within cohorts and across “generations” of cohorts. By growing their peer professional networks, members of the community achieve upward economic mobility by building the skills and connections they need for the careers they deserve. COOP's intervention for underemployed graduates has produced compelling wage outcomes for thousands of first-generation and low-income grads in New York, California, Illinois, and Florida. Within 12 months of program completion, four-in-five COOP alumni are fully employed, earning an average of $50,000 per year (median pre-program earnings are $12,000).

COOP is an alumni-led organization where staff bring their authentic selves to work every day. Over 60% of COOP team members have been program participants which translates into a workplace that is mission-driven with deep connections to the community. Rooted in the core values that comprise its three pillars of Head, Heart, and Hustle, the COOP team approaches its work with empathy, curiosity, and a shared sense of purpose.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of frontline fundraising experience is preferred for this position. COOP Careers will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to COOP Careers, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of COOP Careers as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000 annually.

COOP Careers is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Michael Carver at

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