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Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development is leading the way with innovative approaches for connecting with alumni, friends, and family. We work together to raise critical funds to support university initiatives, student scholarships, and ground-breaking research. Whether you are looking for a career in front-line fundraising, alumni engagement, marketing, finance, IT, or more, we have a role for you. Together we are doing the greatest good for our local community and beyond.

Our Mission, Values, and Creed

  • Our Mission

    To advance Cornell’s mission, we foster lifelong engagement and philanthropy by providing opportunities to give, lead, and serve.

  • Our Values

    Service | Unity | Respect | Excellence

    Service: We value providing exceptional service to the Cornell community in a manner that is culturally competent, inclusive, and equitable.
    Unity: We value a united Cornell and AA&D where everyone feels a sense of belonging and interconnectedness, while we work collaboratively in pursuit of a common goal.
    Respect: We value treating each other with dignity and honoring all identities, experiences, and contributions.
    Excellence: We value learning as individuals, as departments, and as a division to produce exceptional outcomes.

  • Creed

    We believe Cornell’s founding ethos of “any person, any study” charges us to engage in our work from an inclusive, diverse, and equitable perspective.

    We believe that our support of Cornell University as an educational, research, and land-grant institution committed to public engagement is imperative for the equitable growth and success of society.

    We believe in the Cornell community’s power to create opportunities for individuals, communities, and the world.

    We believe in the enduring impacts of research and seek to mirror intellectual inquiry, curiosity, enrichment, and creativity in our work.

View our open positions:

  • Job types with an asterisk (*) next to them mean they currently have available positions.

Administrative*

  • Assistant to the Assistant Dean, AAP

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The role will provide executive-level support to the Assistant Dean, AAP, and other team members. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating office/team workflow, managing the AAP Advisory Council in partnership with the Assistant Dean, and the AAP Dean’s Office, and providing support for critical Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) activities.

  • Program Assistant, Office of Donor Relations

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The Program Assistant is responsible for researching, preparing, and distributing gift notifications and reports, both internally and externally. This is a unique opportunity that offers independent work, collaboration with colleges and units across Cornell, and direct communication with university donors.

  • Program Assistant, Student & Campus Life

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The Program Assistant provides critical support and partnership for the development efforts of the SCL and Athletics AAD team, which is responsible for raising more than $30M annually to enhance the experiences of all Cornell students and student-athletes. In addition to supporting front-line fundraising and leading stewardship and reporting efforts, this role will also support broad-based fundraising initiatives like crowdfunding, phonathons, Giving Day, and mail and email campaigns as needed. It will manage student workers, including hiring, training, and supervising their efforts.

Advancement Services / Finance

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Alumni Affairs

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Business Intelligence

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Development*

  • Major Gift Officer, College of Engineering

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The Major Gift Officer manages an estimated pool of 80-100 households, with an emphasis on gift capacity of $250k to $3M or more. They will assist the Director in implementing pipeline growth initiatives, as well as play an integral role in the liaison structure with departments and schools within the College of Engineering. An ideal candidate is someone who finds fulfillment in working through complex situations requiring consideration of multiple perspectives in the pursuit of building strong, meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.

  • Assistant Director of Annual & Reunion Giving

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    In collaboration with the Director of Annual Giving and the Associate Director of Reunion Campaigns, this role will organize and execute Reunion Campaigns for a minimum of two Reunion classes. Support will be provided to Law Reunion Campaign Committees, with a focus on securing personal donations of at least $5,000 annually. Additional duties involve recruiting and training volunteers, providing communication assistance, and conducting outreach to a broad audience.

  • Assistant Director of Annual Giving, CALS & Cornell Botanic Gardens

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The Associate Director’s responsibilities include setting near and long-term goals, implementing a plan to achieve those goals, analyzing, and disseminating results, increasing overall participation in annual giving, coordinating with colleagues to leverage reunion-based and event-based giving opportunities, overseeing data integrity efforts and managing a portfolio of 20 leadership gift prospects with the inclination of supporting the CALS Annual Fund and Cornell Botanic Gardens Annual Fund.

  • Major Gift Officer, College of Computing & Information Sciences

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    As a Major Gift Officer your primary responsibility will be to generate philanthropic investment to support the college’s growth strategy. We seek an innovative and collaborative professional who can identify and cultivate major donors and expand our donor base by developing new high-potential donors.

Donor Relations*

  • Stewardship Officer, Donor Recognition

    External applicants can apply here.
    Internal Cornell applicants can apply here.

    The stewardship officer plays a significant role in fostering a culture of donor-centric stewardship for Cornell’s top contributors. Under the direction of the associate director of Donor Relations, the position drives program development, donor relations, and recognition plans. It aligns with shaping recognition activities for key societies like the Tower Club Leadership Giving Society and Cayuga Society. These activities demonstrate the impact of philanthropy, build a sense of partnership between the donor and Cornell, and inspire renewed and increased giving.

Facilities

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Human Resources

  • There are no positions available at this time.

IT

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Marketing/Communication

  • There are no positions available at this time.

Prospect Research

  • There are no positions available at this time.

HR Resources

Contact us

  • Have questions?

    Contact Laura H. Clark, Talent Acquisition Partner for AAD, at lhc66@cornell.edu.