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Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell is leading the way with innovative approaches for connecting with alumni, friends, and family. This team works together to raise critical funds to support university initiatives, support student scholarships, and ground-breaking research. Whether you are looking for a career in front-line fundraising, alumni engagement, marketing, finance, or IT we have a role for anybody. 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.

See the open positions and apply

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

Administrative*

  • Administrative Assistant IV

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

    Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement Arts & Science, the Administrative Assistant will provide assistance relating to event logistics and career-focused volunteer efforts; communication endeavors across several channels; engagement officer travel needs and scheduling; and general office support. The events supported by this role vary greatly, including large-scale, on-campus, and regional events, both in-person and virtual. In addition, this individual provides data integrity and reporting for all aspects of the college’s engagement goals and activities.

  • Assistant for U.S. Regional Engagement Programs

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

    As, the Assistant for U.S. Regional Alumni Engagement Programs, you’ll provide administrative support and organizational skills in the daily operation of the program. The program’s charge is to expand the number of alumni participating in all Cornell programs, and in particular, to support the work of the Cornell regional clubs and associations in the United States and Canada. U.S. Regional Engagement also provides staff support and leadership to the Cornell Regional Club Peer Advisor Committee.

Advancement Services / Finance*

  • Gifts Revenue Coordinator

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

    Reporting to the Manager of Customer Service and Partner Support, the Gifts Revenue Coordinator will track, reconcile and coordinate the intake of all charitable gifts received within Advancement Services and AA&D. AA&D receives a high volume of gifts in various forms including cash, checks, credit cards, wire transfers, and stock gifts. This role will serve as the central point person for all University gift funds, maintaining and upholding internal control best practices, CASE guidelines, IRS guidelines, and PCI compliance standards.

Alumni Affairs

  • No positions are currently available.

Business Intelligence*

  • Marketing Analytics Data Coordinator (Evergreen) – two openings

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

    These roles sit within AAD’s Communications, Marketing, and Participation team, a group of fun, committed, and highly-skilled professionals. This industry-leading team is known for pushing the envelope in alumni communications, marketing, and participation-level giving. Under the leadership of the Assistant Director for Marketing Analytics, the Marketing Analytics and Data Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation and execution of audience list management and reporting, providing guidance to leadership on fundraising results, translating solicitation strategy into technical specifications, and more!

Development*

  • Assistant Director, Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

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

    We are looking for an energetic and detail-oriented team member to join the Alumni Affairs and Development Division as Assistant Director, Parent Engagement & Philanthropy. This role offers the opportunity to coordinate fundraising and engagement programs for the families of Cornell’s 14,000 undergraduate students. The primary objective of this position is to execute program and communication strategies for parent and family giving programs, including the Cornell Family Fellows and the Parents Leadership Council.

  • Executive Director of Development, Northeast Corridor and Discovery

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

    Cornell University seeks an enterprising and collaborative senior fundraising professional to lead its development efforts for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and the University-wide Discovery team. The individual will carry a portfolio of approximately 30 major gift prospects, manage the professionals who ensure the smooth running of Cornell’s NEC office based in NYC, and serve as the senior manager for two Cornell AAD teams.

  • Major Gift Associate, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability

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

    This position offers the unique opportunity to work within the sciences at Cornell, supporting the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. This key role will provide critical support to all aspects of the development efforts through a collaborative partnership with the Director of Development. The Major Gift Associate (MGA) will collaborate with the MGOs to create strategic documents for internal and external constituencies including gift proposals, leadership briefings, and stewardship pieces thanking donors for their gifts to Cornell.

  • Major Gift Associate, University Major Gifts

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

    As part of a team raising philanthropic support for Cornell, the MGA will assist 4-6 university Major Gift Officers (MGOs). The Major Gift Associate (MGA) will collaborate with the MGOs to create strategic documents for internal and external constituencies including gift proposals, leadership briefings, and stewardship pieces thanking donors for their gifts to Cornell. The MGA will take the lead in coordinating projects and workflow, gather materials from a range of sources, and work with the MGO to create persuasive pieces that best fit individual donor styles. They will be part of a larger team of MGAs who regularly meet to share ideas, best practices, and foster professional growth in the role.

  • Major Gift Officer, Arts & Science

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

    Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer is paramount for Cornell Arts & Science, and has direct access to the faculty, staff, and students whose stories are vital to our work. The Major Gift Officer manages an estimated pool of 100 households, each with giving potential of $250k and higher. They will assist the Director in implementing pipeline growth initiatives, as well as the liaison structure with departments and schools within the College of Ars & Science.

  • Major Gift Officer, Cornell Tech

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

    Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement for Cornell Tech, and under the oversight of the Associate VP for Alumni & Development for Cornell Tech and the Northeast Corridor, the Major Gift Officer (MGO) will play a crucial role in building out Cornell Tech’s base of support during the university’s “To Do the Greatest Good” campaign.

Donor Relations

  • No positions are currently available.

Facilities

  • No positions are currently available.

Human Resources

  • No positions are currently available.

IT*

  • IT Support Assistant

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

    In the role of IT Support Assistant IV for AAD, you will be part of an IT team that is responsible for maintaining, supporting, and optimizing the desktop computing environment and technical support operations for AAD. You will provide front end user support for AAD staff, and also work with the various back-end technologies that we leverage in support of our desktop computing infrastructure, including but not limited to Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Active Directory, and Jamf Apple Device Management.

Marketing/Communication

  • No positions are currently available.

Prospect Research

  • No positions are currently available.

Contact us

  • Have questions?

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