The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York City, New York
starts at $55,000
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023

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The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development is seeking a collaborative and goal-oriented team player who can support alumni affairs and annual giving work at The Cooper Union, a leading college in arts, architecture, and engineering undergraduate education. While The Cooper Union is small, its reputation is significant and has played an important role through its graduates’ impact on New York City and the world as well as through its well-respected community outreach programs and its illustrious Great Hall programming. It is an exciting time to be at Cooper as it continues to move the needle on returning to full-tuition scholarships for all undergraduate students. The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development plays a key role in this effort and is looking for a strong candidate to join its dynamic team.


• Support the areas of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving.
• Assist with the organizing, promotion and tracking of events and programs.
• Assist with the production and analysis of fundraising appeals.
• Support the management of volunteers by providing contact lists, sharing communication templates, and following up as needed.
• Support the updating and maintenance of the department’s Giving webpages.
• Collaborate with IT and outside vendors in managing and updating database to ensure best practices are being employed and a highly functioning and clean database is being maintained.
• Monitor the department’s voicemail and email accounts.
• Support department operations such as scheduling spaces for alumni affairs and other external partners, monitoring swag supplies, and submitting and tracking invoices for payment.
• Participate in other departmental initiatives as required.


• Possess excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to take initiative, work independently, prioritize work, manage time, and effectively manage multiple projects.
• Ability to be detail-oriented with high accuracy.
• Strong team player
• Reliable and punctual
• Ability to work both in-person and remotely (hybrid work situation)
• Computer proficiency in CRMs, digital marketing systems, and Microsoft Office as well as ability to quickly learn new systems
• Familiarity with development strategies
• Availability evenings and weekends


Bachelor’s degree

Annual pay starts at $55,000.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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