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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

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Advancement Services / Finance

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Alumni Affairs

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Business Intelligence

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Development*

  • Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, SC Johnson College of Business

    External candidates apply here .
    Internal candidates apply here .

    As the Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, you will spearhead the development and execution of our overall fundraising and alumni engagement strategy. With the ambitious goals of raising $500 million for the To Do the Greatest Good Campaign and $75-$100 million annually, you will lead a team of 24 development and alumni affairs professionals.

  • Major Gift Officer, College of Engineering

    External candidates apply here .
    Internal candidates 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.

Donor Relations

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Facilities

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Human Resources

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IT

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Marketing/Communication

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Prospect Research

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HR Resources

Contact us

  • Have questions?

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