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Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York
Salary commensurate with education and experience within the range of $82,928 - $90,375
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations


Job ID: 25502

Location: John Jay College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular




John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution. It is ranked third in the nation in Black student success and a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.


The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.



The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) on behalf of the John Jay College Foundation, Inc. is anchored in a People-First culture that secures sustainable philanthropy, builds transformational relationships, and advances powering partnerships in alignment with John Jay College’s mission, vision, and values. As an integral part of this extraordinary higher education enterprise, OIA is a team-oriented division that upholds collaboration, invests in each colleague’s successes, and endeavors to further cement the College’s identity, innovation, and impact through private support. A key element in this purposeful work is promoting Community Success—an unwavering commitment to student success, faculty advancement, and staff support. OIA raises funds and resources that fuel the achievements of students and support the holistic success of our vibrant academic community.


Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations (DFCR), the Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations (ADFCR) will be an essential member of the Foundation and Corporate Relations team. The ADFCR will partner with the DFCR to build philanthropic relationships and co-develop a comprehensive strategic and tactical plan to successfully identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and report on contributions from corporations, foundations, and government funders that advance the College’s mission, vision, values, and top priorities. The ADFCR will build a portfolio of local and national corporations, foundations, and government agencies that have the capacity, affinity, and inclination to support the College. The ADFCR will secure new opportunities, submit funding renewals, and curate engaging stewardship endeavors for corporate and foundation donors. Equally important, the ADFCR will serve as an internal subject matter expert on foundation and corporate relations throughout the organization and will regularly partner with members of other departments and units to identify fundraising opportunities, support the grant and/or gifts fulfillment process, and steward donors.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Establish long-term philanthropic partnerships and strengthen existing philanthropic relationships;
  • In partnership with the Prospect Research team, build a robust prospect portfolio of corporations, foundations, and government entities with a minimum giving capacity of $100,000 to meet the College’s top priorities;
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporations, foundations, and government funders that will result in transformational funding for critical programs, initiatives, and/or projects;
  • Manage the multi-faceted process of compelling proposals, letters of interest, impact reports, and other correspondences and ensure exceptional final products to foundation, corporate, and government funders;
  • Create a curated stewardship program for foundation, corporate, and government funders that includes engagement strategies, recognition, and/or events;
  • Remain well-versed with philanthropic trends and best practices;
  • Partner with units and programs across campus to fuel the fundraising process and identify emerging funding opportunities;
  • Meet individual annual fundraising goals and track fundraising activity in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office, and this position is based in New York, NY.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.



  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience with budget creation and tracking;
  • Self-motivated with high follow-up and responsiveness;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism in all circumstances;
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings;
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite



  • Manages College corporate and foundation relations strategy and operations.
  • Administers an existing portfolio of organizations; assists management in identifying and cultivating new prospects
  • Fulfills specific goals and targets based on individual portfolio of responsibilities
  • Participates in developing funding strategies and assessing outcomes
  • Oversees corporate and foundation gift activities to support strategic plan
  • Maintains relationships with sponsoring organizations to promote and maintain funding
  • Prepares financial and prospect research reports for management
  • May develop proposals for institutional, academic, and arts grants
  • May manage professional and/or clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Job Title Name: Development Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager



Higher Education Associate






Salary commensurate with education and experience within the range of $82,928 - $90,375.


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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In addition to the application, a writing sample is required. Acceptable samples include a proposal, stewardship or impact report, or a grant application.



Open until filled with review of resumes to begin December 15, 2022.



CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional



CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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