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Donor Engagement Coordinator

New York Institute of Technology
Job Location:
Old Westbury, 11568
Development and Fundraising
Job ID: 2024-3630

# of Openings: 1

Position Type: Staff

Type: Regular Full-Time


New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.

The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. More than 112,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university's community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

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The Office of Development, Alumni Relations and External Affairs, seeks a Donor Engagement Coordinator, located at NYIT's Old Westbury campus.  Schedule Details:  Monday-Friday. Minimum three evening shifts (12pm-8PM), per week in office required.  Other working days will follow standard hours 9AM-5PM with flexibility of remote work.

 The Donor Engagement Coordinator, will create and execute digital engagement initiatives to complement New York Institute of Technology's annual giving strategy for the purpose of engaging alumni and friends and acquiring new and renewed annual giving donors. Work as part of a team to consult on communication strategies for the Office of Development, Alumni Relations, and External Affairs.


  • Strategically communicate with alumni and current/prospective donors using a variety of digital communication methods, including video, texting, phone, social media, LinkedIn, and crowdfunding, as well as direct mail, as part of New York Tech's overall annual giving strategy. Analyze and report on metrics for digital and physical communications and solicitation (40%)
  • Provide oversight of the digital engagement programs, including management of student employees for relevant projects and Collaborate with the Director of Annual Giving to fully utilize digital engagement technology and develop communications as part of the overall annual giving strategy. (20%)
  • Assist with planning and execution of New York Tech's annual day of giving, the Big Give, and New York Tech's senior class fundraising initiative, Final (15%)
  • Aid donor stewardship and concerted follow-up efforts through digital communications, including social media, email, and web presence, as well as direct mail. In conjunction with colleagues, write and edit content for social, email, and direct mail communications that align with the department and university messaging, goals, and (10%)
  • Actively engage and recruit student donors. Develop a philanthropy education program in concert with the Director of Annual Giving and Director of Alumni Relations to engage student clubs and organizations in philanthropic (5%)
  • Develop a Bears of the Last Decade (BOLD) solicitation plan to acquire new donors and improve donor retention of recent (5%)
  • Support the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as (5%)


  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Candidate will have experience in higher education, fundraising, alumni and/or constituent relations, volunteer management, public relations, nonprofit administration and/or related fields.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate with a diverse constituent group.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to problem-solve with foresight.
  • Computer skills must include high competence in Microsoft Office software, social media, and databases (preferably Raiser's Edge).
  • Desire to learn and grow with technological change.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and fluid environment without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively must be an effective and engaging communicator with a demonstrated desire for results.

New York Institute of Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth and provides employees with a competitive compensation and benefits program inclusive of  generous paid time off, holidays, tuition remission, and retirement plans with employer contributions.

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Other Information

In compliance with local legislation as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, the annual base salary range for this position is listed. New York Tech considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate experience/expertise, education/training, key skills, geographic location, internal peer equity as well as market, organizational considerations and/or applicable collective bargaining agreement when extending an offer.

Minimum Salary

USD $50,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $60,000.00/Yr.
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