Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), an
innovative, non-profit college that provides a uniquely effective
model of Purpose-Centered Education, seeks a Chief Development
Officer to work with the President and the Board of Trustees to
expand fundraising capacity in support of the college and our
MCNY’s academic and social justice mission aims to prepare
students for professional success and empower them to deliver
positive change to their communities and workplaces. The
college’s two new, state-of-the-art campuses are ideally located on
West Street in the Financial District and in the South Bronx in the
The position of Chief Development Officer is a unique
opportunity for a seasoned fundraiser to make a meaningful
difference in the lives of adult students. The successful
candidate, who will come with experience in higher education or
another non-profit development setting, will work collaboratively
to develop and successfully execute plans to secure increasing
levels of individual and grant support; provide leadership for
major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, donor relations,
prospect research, and alumni involvement; and communicate the
power and promise of the mission and goals of Metropolitan College
of New York to external and internal constituencies.
The Chief Development Officer, reporting directly to the President,
will also be responsible for recruiting and developing additional
team members as fundraising capacity grows.
This is a unique opportunity for a highly-skilled advancement
professional to make a significant and sustained impact on the
success of motivated adult students. MCNY is a proudly
Candidate Profile and Requirements
The ideal candidate for this position will have at least seven
years of broad-based experience in a college, university or other
non-profit development office with established annual fund, major
gift, grants, and alumni affairs programs. Major gift solicitation
experience and significant fundraising achievements in a non-profit
environment required. The candidate must have demonstrated
skills in strategic fund development with a history of solid
results. The candidate must also possess relevant knowledge
regarding establishing a planned giving program. In addition, the
candidate must be a self- starter, who enjoys building new and
existing external relationships and is goals driven,
entrepreneurial, creative and comfortable reaching out to alumni,
donors and new prospects. The candidate must have a
demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, anti-racism, and
Knowledge and Education
The candidate must possess an excellent understanding of the
goals and objectives of a private non-profit college. A
master’s degree is desired; a bachelor’s degree is
Leadership and Management Responsibilities
- Work with the President and development team in planning long
and short-term strategies to develop relationships and secure
major, planned and annual gifts from individuals, foundation and
- Collaborate with the President and Board to develop
aspirational and achievable principal fundraising goals and
measurable strategic objectives while following widely accepted
- Work with the President and Board to identify, cultivate and
manage a portfolio of prospects generating 5-10 prospect visits per
month, leading to growth in the number of completed
- With the senior grant writer and the manager of development
operations, prepare written proposals, informational materials,
endowment agreements and other documents required in the process of
securing commitments from donors.
- With the development team, plan, execute and track the
effectiveness of donor prospecting events, including an annual
- Design and lead annual fund drives.
- Establish measurable goals for annual reviews of the
effectiveness of fundraising initiatives.
- With the director of alumni communications and marketing and
the coordinator of alumni and community engagement, establish and
build an effective alumni and volunteer program and work with
alumni leaders and volunteers to effectively direct their efforts
to advance the goals of the college.
- Implement an alumni and donor relations and stewardship program
to effectively demonstrate meaningful appreciation to donors at all
levels of giving.
- Utilize best practices to set direction, manage and report on
all development-related activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
MCNY is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work
environment. Students, faculty and staff are required to be
fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and submit proof.
Individuals who qualify may request a medical or religious
exemption. Questions regarding an exemption should be emailed
to JSantiago@mcny.edu. Individuals
granted an exemption will need to provide a weekly negative test
Interested, qualified candidates should submit letter of
application and resume to
MCNY Talent or mail to Department of Human Resources,
Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY
For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s
website at www.mcny.edu
MCNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.