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The Director develops, leads, and evaluates a comprehensive major gifts, individual giving, and corporate giving program that aligns with and supports the College’s strategic initiatives. Engages in all aspects of the gifts cycle, from prospect research to cultivation to solicitation and stewardship. Develops and maintains effective relationships with key internal and external constituents including donors and prospects. Represents the College to external individuals, groups, and organizations.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a comprehensive development program. Ability to travel to offsite locations. 

Desired qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Experience in major gifts or capital campaigns, development in higher education including personal solicitation, and knowledge of planned giving.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Review of applicants to begin May 2, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

Submit cover letter and resume to: 
Department of Human Resources
Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North Street, PO Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053-0139
Fax: 607-844-6551 (to be followed by hard copy)

Tompkins Cortland Community College is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and awards associate degrees in career oriented and liberal arts/sciences programs of study. Enrollment is approximately 3500 students. To learn more about the College, visit

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The Research Foundation for SUNY at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is seeking applicants for Major Gifts Officer (Project Staff Associate).

SUNY ESF is the nation’s oldest college dedicated solely to the study of the environment. Each academic department is focused on environmental matters, in particular, developing green technologies and building a sustainable future. Offering 22 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs, ESF is a leader in innovation and is widely recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation.

The Major Gifts Officer at ESF will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors capable of making donations of $10,000 and larger. For a complete job description and to apply, visit our website:


College Advancement at SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a F/T Development Officer. This successful candidate will be charged specifically with cultivation and solicitation of gifts from alumni and friends in regions across the country. Bachelor's degree; exceptional written and oral communication skills; technological proficiency in word processing, email, web, and database environments; exceptional organizational and process management skills; and ability to manage projects and meet goals and deadlines required. Some weekend and evening work and ability and willingness to travel extensively required - must have a valid driver's license. Two to five years paid professional experience in major gift solicitation or high-level sales preferred. 
Selected candidate will bring an abiding commitment to public education, have exceptional interpersonal and writing skills, be flexible and process and detail oriented, and be extremely professional. Salary commensurate with experience. For further information and/or apply visit, job posting U-00014. 
Anticipated start date is May 1, 2014.


The Associate Vice President (AVP) reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement with responsibility for collaborating with the Vice President to develop strategic goals and objectives as well as annual operating objectives. The position is also responsible for directing annual giving, planned giving, major giving, development resources and administration and also serves as a senior major gift officer.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Collaborates with the Vice President to develop strategic goals and objectives as well as annual operating objectives. Has responsibility for reporting on progress. 
  • Oversees and supervises the design and production of all development material including publications, brochures, web-based, and social media content. 
  • Develops and assures implementation of programs for staff development which will stimulate creative and innovative programs resulting in new levels of achievement for staff with varying levels of experience. 
  • Directs development staff and volunteers to accomplish goals of the division's strategic plan and to develop and implement solicitation strategies for donor prospects at all levels. 
  • Supervises the Director of The Cortland Fund in developing effective strategies and programs to meet both dollar and participation goals for alumni, students, friends, parents, faculty and staff, emeriti faculty and staff. 
  • Supervises the Planned Giving Manager 
  • Supervises the major gift officers 
  • Serves as a partner to the Associate Vice President for Communications and Executive Director for Alumni Affairs and works to steward programs designed to engage and inform all constituency groups through communications, events and volunteer management. 
  • Supervises the Scholarship Coordinator 
  • The AVP maintains responsibility for developing and cultivating solicitation strategies for assigned major prospects including goals for the number of contacts, ask amounts and gifts obtained for their personal portfolio and that of gift officers.  


  • Master's Degree 
  • Demonstrated progressive managerial and leadership experience in related areas 
  • Demonstrated record of developing, structuring and closing large gift opportunities 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Proven record of successful interactions with a variety of constituencies 
  • Ability to travel  

For more information or to apply, visit