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Associate Director of Campaign Management

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Development and Fundraising
Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution in the midst of a university-wide comprehensive campaign, is looking for an Associate Director of Campaign Management to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division in the appealing city of Ithaca, NY. Remote work will be considered for candidates with strong campaign management or Cornell Alumni Affairs & Development experience. In partnership with the Director of Campaign Management, the Associate Director is responsible for several facets of campaign planning and coordination, including volunteer management, project management, internal stakeholder management. This position works with partners across the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development, as well as the University, to ensure necessary progress on the university-wide comprehensive campaign. Additionally, this position interacts with campaign volunteers to support them in their work on behalf of the campaign.

This position will play an integral role in an exciting university-wide comprehensive campaign nearing its public phase. The variety of roles and responsibilities, as well as the ever evolving nature of a significant campaign, ensure that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills which will position them for future opportunities in the field.

Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide volunteer support to campaign cabinet members as needed, working with the Vice President of AAD, SAVP of AAD, and Director of Campaign Management.
  • Partner with gift officers regularly on briefings and strategy for campaign cabinet assignments, ensuring consistent forward movement.
  • Track individual assignments for campaign cabinet members for regular status updates internally and externally.
  • Handle logistics of campaign cabinet meetings and co-chairs meetings, including gathering materials.
  • Provide cabinet-level volunteers and those working in the colleges and units with key campaign-related talking points and messages in partnership with communications colleagues; encourage information sharing between cabinet members and those campaign volunteers in colleges and units
  • Partner with college/unit leads on template agendas, training, and campaign volunteer engagement (behind the scenes, not direct volunteer contact).
  • Create and assemble campaign related talking points, slide decks, and other information needed for internal and external meetings and presentations.
  • Develops briefing materials, talking points, and other supporting materials to be utilized by leadership. Research and synthesize information to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Provide projection management to communication with stakeholders of operational details, including campaign timeline progress/needs
  • Drive campaign training content for staff through briefings, etc.
  • Oversee Theme/Priority/Fund coding decisions/process
  • Contribute to white paper writing needs for key campaign priorities and other projects
  • Participate and contribute to specific fundraising project groups (e.g. affordability)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years relevant experience or equivalent combination
  • Ability to work and partner with colleagues with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, verbally as well as in writing, with internal and external constituencies
  • Must be organized, and have demonstrated the ability to manage multiple work assignments and projects, and meet set deadlines
  • Good judgement, ability to exercise discretion, tact, and make decisions
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to work, at an advanced level, with desktop applications, databases, report writing software, networked informational systems, and the Internet
  • 5 years of experience collaborating with a team of high-level executives or managers with some experience in either of the following:
    • Experience coordinating programs, operations, or initiatives in a nonprofit organization or
    • Experience in fundraising or
    • Experience managing administrative operations or special projects

University Job Title:
Development Support Ofcr III


Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:
Seraphinah Qureshi

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