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Bachelor's Degree
Stacy McCoy

Major Gifts Officer (The City College Fund (City College of New York))

An entrepreneurial, sophisticated frontline fundraiser, the Major Gifts Officer will report to and work closely with the Executive Director of the City College Fund and the Executive Director of Zahn Innovation Center.  The major gifts officer will need to establish a strategic vision for the sustainability and growth of the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York (CCNY).  He or she will cultivate and steward donors and prospects to seek funding for the high-profile programming presented by the Zahn Center.


 The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 8 years fundraising experience with a proven track record of closing high 6-figure and 7-figure gifts, an understanding of and passion for social and commercial entrepreneurship, and the excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work effectively with faculty, staff, donors, foundations and corporations.




  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • High energy and passion for the College's mission is essential
  • A commitment to the field of entrepreneurship, and the deep-seated desire to promote opportunities for social and tech entrepreneurs on this campus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional and resourceful attitude; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.


Please send resume and cover letter to: 


Elena Sturman
Executive Director
The City College Fund
160 Convent Avenue, SH 166
New York, NY 10031




About the Zahn Innovation Center

The Zahn Innovation Center was launched in early 2013 and incubates and nurtures dozens of entrepreneurial initiatives at the City College of New York, providing students, faculty and staff with the tools they need to transform their ideas into sustainable ventures. We offer support for both technology-enabled startups and social impact ventures. Our goal is to train the next generation of entrepreneurs with the skills they need to succeed in their venture, a skill set that is increasingly valued and necessary in our modern economy.


About The City College Fund
The City College Fund is a tax-exempt 501c(3) non-profit fundraising organization, established in 1946 to support The City College of New York in its mission to provide access and excellence in higher education, particularly to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to go to college. Gifts to The City College Fund directly benefit City College's extraordinary students, renowned faculty, innovative programs and schools