AFPLI Career Opportunities



Listing Date:             11/15/2021

Organization:           Queens College Foundation

Title of Position:      Major Gifts Officer

Position Level:         Mid

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

The Queens College Foundation (QCF) was founded for the purpose of developing and increasing the resources at Queens College.


Queens College is seeking to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer in the Office for Institutional Advancement. This individual will be primarily responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors at the $25,000-$100,000 level.

The position reports to the Director of Leadership Giving and will be part of a team of professionals who are devoted to securing significant resources to further the mission of Queens College. (See full details on website listed below).


Applicants must have a BA degree and at least 3 years of fundraising experience related to individual giving.

Application instructions:

Must apply via URL link:

Organizational Website:


Listing Date:             11/15/2021

Organization:           Queens College Foundation

Title of Position:      Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Position Level:         Mid

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

The Queens College Foundation (QCF) was founded for the purpose of developing and increasing the resources at Queens College.


The Associate Director of Alumni Relations will be a key member of the team responsible for developing strategies and opportunities to identify and engage alumni that enhance the student experience, increase pride and awareness of Queens College, and grows support for the Fund for Queens College. (See full details on website listed below)


Applicants must have a BA degree and knowledge of marketing, social media and event planning in a higher education setting. Excellent organizational skills, presentation skills and communication skills (both oral and written).

Application Instructions:

Must apply via URL link:

Organizational Website:


Date of Listing:

Organization: CN Guidance & Counseling Services

Title of Position: Development Manager

Position Level: Senior

Salary: $85,000 (negotiable)

CN Guidance and Counseling Services provides treatment and services to members of the community who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, addiction/dependency problems.


 Directs and monitors all annual and long-range fundraising, grant-writing, public relations and advocacy strategies for CN Guidance and Counseling Services, with priority emphasis on relationship building and increasing unrestricted revenue. Will manage all social media initiatives. Provides leadership, direction and coordination for fundraising and revenue generating initiatives that support agency strategic plans. Works closely with CEO, Board of Directors, Program Directors, corporate and foundation partners and political leaders.

 Experience Required:  

Five years of development experience, preferably in the nonprofit environment. Familiarity with 501(c)3 structure and demonstrated success in fundraising for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated knowledge of grant writing, direct mail principles, event planning and funding sources.

Application Instructions:

To apply via email,, or

Fax your resume to HR DIRECTOR, Carol Otero at 516-396-0553.



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Organization:  Girl Scouts of Suffolk County

Position Title:  Director of Fund Development

Position Level:   Sr

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

For over a century, Girl Scouts has been instilling generations of girls with the skills and knowledge to become young women of courage, confidence and character, to speak out and be leaders.

Position Summary

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Fund Development (DOD) leads the strategic direction and overall management of fundraising operations across individual, corporate, foundation, and public funding sources. The DOD leverages her/his expertise and proven results in fundraising to build and lead a dynamic team that manages annual and planned giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations. The DOD also effectively leads a fund development board committee as well as stewardship strategies among donors, the CEO, and the Board of Directors.

As a member of the leadership team, she/he ensures the development and success of the council by instilling a culture of philanthropy, coordinating fund development, contributing to strategic planning, and addressing development opportunities within the organization.

As a key member of the Leadership Team, the DOD contributes to strategic visioning by ensuring that public and private funding and community awareness and engagement strategies support the long-term direction set by the CEO and Board of Directors.

At Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


The Director of Fund Development leads the strategic direction and overall management of fundraising
operations across individual, corporate, foundation and public funding sources.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive strategic development program that integrates fund development with the Council’s communications and community engagement activities.
  • Develop and implement strategy and plans (annual) to achieve the Council's fundraising goals. Create and execute best practices in moves management for building and managing a pipeline of support and stream-line scalable results.
  • Develop and manage annual fund development plans including revenue sources and strategies for each category of giving.
  • Generate and manage major gifts, planned giving, and corporate campaigns, including identifying prospects, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and retention.
  • Develop and manage personal leadership donor portfolio and support CEO and Board with their portfolios.
  • Develop and oversee individual giving strategies, including appeals and electronic solicitations, stewardship, and retention.
  • Oversee grant, foundation, corporate, and government applications, stewardship, and reporting.
  • Develop and manage special events. Develop timely and successful (logistics and financial goals achieved) fundraising and engagement events. Leverage existing events to ensure maximum financial capacity.
  • Develop activities for engagement with Lifetime Members and Girl Scout alumnae.
  • Develop and install processes that promote clear communication and the healthy flow of information with staff and Board. Ensure everyone in the organization understands his/her role in fund development and community building.
  • Evaluate and report to the CEO the results of development activities regularly.
  • Understand and deploy quality and process improvement techniques and utilize data-driven decision-making.
  • Coach staff and Board on their accountabilities for identifying and cultivating prospective donors within their networks and for stewarding existing donors.
  • Analyze donor tracking system and make recommendations to replace or retain the system. If replacement is the recommendation, supervise the transition from one system to the next.
  • Oversee the donor management tracking system and its integrity by ensuring the appropriate data is continually collected, maintained, and utilized.
  • Support staff activities to grow the Council's community of support through building the alumnae network and cadre of development/communications volunteers and advocates.
  • Seek and accept opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Ensure that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into the daily work of the position.
  • Provides ongoing coaching, training, support as well as an atmosphere that encourages open and direct communication for direct reports.

Additional Job Responsibilities

Perform other duties, as required, by the CEO.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Belief in and passion for Girl Scouts' work and long-term vision are essential.
  • Proven results in corporate, major gifts, individual giving, planned giving, and event fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience researching, cultivating, soliciting, and securing a loyal customer base.
  • Existing business and donor relationships within the Long Island market.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fundraising expertise and senior management experience required (7+ years minimum).
  • with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Senior-level leadership experience demonstrating results-orientation, systems, and strategic thinking skills, and the ability to manage change and thrive and contribute in a demanding, team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and Board.
  • Experience with budget development and management.
  • Commitment to communicate openly with all partners, listen well, and learn from others.
  • Experience in building relationships and communicating with diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural and economic norms of a diverse region.
  • Solid computer competence with Microsoft Office Suite and fund development software programs.
  • Ability to travel to GSSC office sites within the Council's jurisdiction.
  • Registered member of Girl Scouts.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, management, marketing, communications, organizational development, nonprofit management, or related field.


Compensation and Benefits

GSSC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits plan with an annual compensation commensurate with experience. In addition, an attractive benefits package is available and includes medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability and life insurance as well as a desirable paid time off program. Employees are also eligible for a 403(b) savings plan.

Application instructions:

Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:


Organizational Website:


Date of Listing:

Organization:  Farmingdale State College

Position Title:  Director of Development

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

Farmingdale State College, seeks a proven, dynamic and creative fundraiser for the position of Director of Development.  This candidate will introduce and champion a wide variety of fundraising strategies and programs to inspire philanthropy for the College.

Reporting directly to Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, the Director of Development is responsible for carrying a portfolio of prospects and donors capable of making five, six and seven, + figure gifts. The Director of Development will be guided by standardized team metrics for meetings, proposals and dollars raised, as appropriate for the DoD's time in position, pipeline and role. The Director of Development may be assigned prospects for which some travel may be required.

The Director of Development will have five or more years of experience, preferably in a higher education setting. The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to, engage and establish new meaningful relationships, write and present gift proposals and communicate the Foundation and Colleges initiatives and priorities in a concise and compelling manner. The Director of Development will embrace a culture of collaboration within the Office for Development and Alumni Engagement and across campus. 

The Director will identify opportunities and strategies to increase endowed scholarships and unrestricted leadership giving to the Farmingdale Fund.  The successful candidate is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract funding for the College's four schools, working closely with the Deans and respective faculty while balancing a laser sharp focus on institutional priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with colleagues, campus community and external constituencies to identify, cultivate, solicit, close gifts and steward donors and prospects with wealth capacity.
  • Initiates in one-on-one cultivations and solicitations.
  • Works closely with the Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement and collaboratively with members of the Development & Alumni Engagement team.
  • Collaborates with other college administrators to develop and execute strategies to secure philanthropic support from individuals and at times corporations.
  • Documents all development activity related to gift solicitations and donor and prospect stewardship and general information in the donor/prospect database.
  • Proactively updates records with detail to enhance the magnitude and integrity of the Development and Alumni database.
  • Reviews listings of current donors and develops individual strategies to solicit them for new gifts.
  • Coordinates with the prospect research team to identify new major donor prospects from the alumni database.
  • Works closely with selected members of the Foundation and Alumni Boards, advisory board members, prospects, and faculty to identify, develop cultivate and steward major donors and new prospects.
  • Researches and writes briefings to prepare leadership (Deans, Vice President, Department Chair) to ensure effective meetings with major donors.
  • Prepares letters of inquiry and proposals to prospects and donors on behalf of FSC faculty members.
  • Conceptualizes and leads the leadership annual giving program which will provide funding that enables the College to satisfy pressing needs across campus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in designing and executing comprehensive fundraising processes and procedures.
  • Successful track record in development and major gifts, including closing 6+figure gifts and leading advisory boards.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and fundraising goals.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented.
  • A collegial, collaborative, and approachable leadership style, well suited to management in a complex non-profit organizational setting.
  • Creativity, energy, and interpersonal skills needed to introduce and champion new ideas and secure transformational philanthropy.
  • Knowledge of office software/database applications, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point). 


  • Master's degree.
  • Proficiency in Raiser's Edge NXT.
  • Experience working in a complex public higher education setting.
  • Ability to effectively use social media and other technologies to do prospect research, cultivation and stewardship with prospects and donors.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time UUP position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021 and ending Wednesday, October 27, 2021, UUP Farmingdale applications will be given priority.
  • Salary: Commensurate related to experience


The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans


The Consumer Information web page can be viewed at the following link

This page describes various services, information and statistics on many different aspects of the College's operations.

Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Interested candidates may apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the bottom of this page.  We require the following documents:

Cover Letter



Only applications submitted online will be considered, no phone calls please.


ORGANIZATION:          Long Island Cares

POSITION TITLE:         Media Relations Specialist

TEAM:                           Development

REPORTS TO:               Chief Development & Communications Officer


POSITION SUMMARY: Full-Time: Monday – Friday; 40 hours per week

Will communicate the purposes and philosophy of Long Island Cares to the community-at-large and, specifically, to potential donors, employees, volunteers, and clients, by making effective use of a variety of approaches.  Highly creative, proactive publicist who works on all media and press coverage.  Will demonstrate strong writing skills for development of media messages, press releases, byline and thought leadership articles and other press materials, creating and disseminating media coverage reports and fielding incoming media inquiries. 


  • Develop and implement creative publicity plans to increase awareness of Long Island Cares as a brand on local, and regional fronts 
  • Work through Feeding America to assert Long Island Cares presence in the national Food bank arena
  • Draft media alerts and press releases for upcoming events and promotional campaigns.
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with key members of the media
  • Create press kits and articles, and develop creative pitches and targeted outreach lists
  • Ensure that all media copy is proofread and vetted before released, and draft talking points for all spokespersons attending media events and broadcast segments
  • Assist in coordinating onsite and event specific photo-shoots and act as onsite media contact
  • Advise leadership and engage team members in developing and implementing deeply compelling stories via media strategies, blogging, social media and other externally-focused vehicles, with the goal of enriching Long Island Cares position within the public eye
  • Coordinate with Chiefs to draft and pitch media for upcoming events and programs
  • Oversee media monitoring service platforms and track all media placements for broadcast, online and print outlets
  • Generate biyearly media reports for board review conferences and compile media reports with analytics for promotional events and new campaigns
  • Collaborate with social media and content staff to monitor Long Island Cares social platforms for brand appropriate content and messaging
  • Manage communications and advertising budgets


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field.
  • 1-3 years of successful media/communications experience with significant skills in media relations necessary.
  • APR credential preferred.
  • Proven record of excellent writing demonstrated in a professional portfolio.
  • Practical knowledge of AP style, writing for publication and editing is necessary.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially writing programs, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to communicate with media, clients, colleagues, and management.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with different objectives simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure is essential.
  • Works effectively in a team environment and independently and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Previous nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Normally works a regular schedule of hours, however hours may vary depending upon the project or initiative.
  • Hours may include early mornings, evenings and/or weekends.


Visual Acuity: Near acuity and accommodation are required for ability to see and read text and copy of written materials for publishing and to read computer screen.

Hearing Ability: Ability to interact with staff, public in an informal way or formal way for daily interactions, interviews, during events or public speaking.

Application Instructions:

Email resume and cover letter to Katherine M. Fritz,


Proof of vaccine or weekly negative COVID test & masking in all areas required for all staff and volunteers


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Organization:           Queens College Foundation

Title of Position:      Director of Planned Giving

Position Level:         Senior

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

The Queens College Foundation (QCF) was founded for the purpose of developing and increasing the resources at Queens College.


The QCF is seeking a Director of Planned Giving. As a member of the Development team, the individual will advance the mission of the College by developing and increasing the level of prospect engagement and estate gifts.

The right candidate is a strategic-thinking, self-motivated development professional with a strong background in planned giving. (See full details on website listed below).


Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years experience working in a Development Office with at least 3 years in Planned Giving

Application instructions:

Must apply via URL link:

Organizational Website:

Listing Date:             

Organization:           Sacred Heart Academy

Title of Position:      Assistant Director of Development

Position Level:         Mid

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

The Assistant Director of Development reports directly to the Director of Development and plays a key role in ensuring fundraising goals are met.

About Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of young women. A focus on the specific needs of young women creates a unique environment that both challenges and nurtures students to help them discover and achieve their full potential. Offering many opportunities for success, Sacred Heart Academy provides rigorous academics, varied extracurricular activities, and religious values that nourish mind, body, and soul. The result is the development of purposeful and successful women who "lead with heart" and are ready for life's challenges.

Rooted in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the school's dedicated teachers and administrators have made Sacred Heart an outstanding Catholic college preparatory school for young women on Long Island.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Development to effectively develop and execute annual fund strategies.
  • Help coordinate the annual fund calendar of activities, including solicitations for renewals and upgrading annual gifts.
  • Assist with development and execution of rally campaigns, fiscal year end and calendar year end solicitations.
  • Utilize Raiser's Edge database to build relationships, discover and research new prospects.
  • Create donor profiles for high-end solicitations.
  • Responsible for stewardship of major donors and scholarship awards.
  • Assist with prospect cultivation when appropriate.
  • Work with a network of class ambassadors and affinity based volunteers to fundraise.
  • Draft written and digital solicitation communications.


  • Excellent organization and communication skills, including the ability to connect people with one another.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, via phone, over Zoom or through written communication.
  • Works well alone as well as under direct supervision.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Commitment to SHA's mission.
  • Proficient in Raiser's Edge, experience in Research Point a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
  • Familiarity with online giving platform, GiveCampus.
  • Bachelor's degree required.


To apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to

Organization Website:

Listing Date:           

Island Harvest

Title of Position:     Development Manager

Position Level:        Mid

Position Location:   Melville, New York 

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Island Harvest Food Bank, a leading Long Island-based hunger-relief organization, is changing the paradigm for ending hunger on Long Island. 


The Development Manager is responsible for the advancement of Island Harvest’s mission through fundraising as it relates to special events, sponsorships, electronic giving, and raising the awareness of hunger through targeted philanthropic and cause marketing. This is a fundraising position. The qualified candidate will build key relationships with the business community, as well as individual contributors.

Application Instructions:

For immediate consideration forward your cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to: Randy Rosenberg at  No phone calls, please. 


Island Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Listing Date:  10/4/2021

St. John's Episcopal Hospital

Title of Position: Grant Manager

Position Location: Garden City, New York 

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways. Celebrating over 110 years of community care, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.  Please visit for more information. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Researches and identifies mission-aligned grant funding opportunities.
  • Develops and writes high-quality federal, state, local and foundation grant applications and renewals.
  • Guides the timely submission of grant proposals ensuring adherence to application guidelines, working with clinicians and other professional staff.
  • Responds to requests for information from funding sources regarding pending applications.
  • Tracks, documents and submits documentation as necessary for grant compliance, including financial reports and MWBE compliance reports.
  • Maintains records of grant-related activity, including prospect research, solicitations, funding decisions, acknowledgements and related correspondence.
  • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities.
  • Maintains and updates all organizational registrations including: SAM and (Federal); Grants Gateway, Vendor Responsibility and Statewide Financial System (New York State); and HHS Accelerator, PASSport and VendRep (New York City).
  • Special projects as assigned in support of organizational objectives

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in obtaining grant funding and proven ability to research grant prospects
  • Ability to work independently and manage grant calendar and deadlines.
  • Experience in researching and writing grants for underserved populations.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely; read and interpret data using basic statistical principles
  • Experience with Federal grants management is preferred.


  • Bachelors in Human Services, Finance, Public Administration, Public Health or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of non-profit grant writing experience is required.  

 To Apply Visit: