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Development Officer

SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Budget Title
Associate Director of Fund Raising

Campus Title
Development Officer

Institutional Advancement, Division of

Development Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

Salary Level

Salary Range
$63,000-$80,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the development officer builds and expands efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward blended gifts (including major – $30,000+, leadership – $1,000 and planned); from SUNY Cortland Alumni, parents, faculty/staff, emeriti and friends. The development officer will engage and meet with prospects in person and virtually.

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Major Responsibilities

This role will identify and qualify and then manage, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of existing and prospective donors with a wide range of giving capacity. Traveling nationally to visit with donors will be expected and measured. You will need the skills necessary to partner with campus liaisons and key influencers to engage donors within the college’s priorities, while meeting donor’s interests. This role will collaborate with other development officers, Alumni Engagement staff and the President’s office to create, schedule, and attend college sponsored donor events to maximize donor engagement and strategies with prospects under management.

Functional and Supervisory Relationships

• The Development Officer reports to the Director of Development for Institutional Advancement.
• Collaborate with data management team, advancement operations (gift processing), financial operations, and Cortland Fund.
• Work collaboratively with other development staff, Alumni Engagement staff and the President’s office to develop travel and event activities that you can attend with the President and with prospects under your management.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Ability to travel by independently planning and implementing trips/donor visits.
• Computer literacy in Microsoft applications.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Ability to travel monthly.
• Availability for periodic evening and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree.
• Three years’ work experience in higher education or not-for-profit fundraising or sales.

EEO Statement

The State University of New York at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
    • UUP Professional
    • UUP Faculty
    • Management Confidential
    • Research Foundation
    • Represented by CSEA, PBANYS or PEF
    • Full Time Lecturer
  2. Do you have a valid drivers license?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Cortland Plan Priority Memo


SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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