Development Coordinator Position, Hudson Valley Community College

January 2, 2018

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience in fundraising, or a professional environment, nonprofit setting preferred, which should include a broad exposure to various components of an advancement operation including annual campaigns (unrestricted and restricted), leadership corporate giving solicitation, and a working knowledge of marketing, communications, event planning and social media required. Must demonstrate a proven track record of cultivating one-on-one relationships with potential donors, including soliciting and closing leadership-level annual and major gifts. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, working knowledge of donor database software (Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred), first-hand knowledge of the local philanthropic and corporate community, experience managing board and community volunteers, and time spent in a foundation and/or development office required. Must be able to attend early morning, evening and weekend events and work with a team in a fast-paced environment.

DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES: The Development Coordinator reports to the Chief Advancement Officer/Executive Director Foundation and performs the following duties:

  • Meets established fundraising goals for annual, corporate and special campaigns, and Foundation events and develops a pipeline for leadership and major gift prospect/donors.
  • Conducts and average of 10-15 monthly face-to-face donor/prospect visits including four non-donor discovery visits with a focus on leadership-level annual gifts.
  • Develop on campus relationships to support philanthropic giving and program initiatives.
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a large portfolio of alumni and non-alumni donors/prospects. Develops steady and increasing revenue streams for unrestricted and restricted gifts, including but not limited to challenge and matching gifts.
  • Working with the Alumni/Annual Fund Coordinator and develops support material for the implementation of the annual campaign strategy, including direct mail, telemarketing, electronic giving strategy, electronic communications/solicitations, timing, audience segmentation, tailored messaging, marketing inserts, etc.
  • Support the Scholarship and Operations Manager in prospect research for new donor engagement.
  • Develops strategy to engage and connect “corporate” alumni to the College and significantly increase alumni giving/participation rates.
  • Support to the Director of Grants in identifying grant funding opportunities for private and corporate support for campus program initiatives.
  • Assist the Advancement Team with planning and coordination of Foundation signature events; marketing efforts including direct mail, telemarketing, e-solicitations, and the Annual Impact Report.
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned to further advance the Mission of the College and Foundation.

To apply please visit our webpage at and respond before the close date of January 26, 2018.

Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.