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Annual Fund Manager

Posted: 06/09/2014


Vaughn College seeks to fill the position of Annual Fund Manager. The ideal candidate will have passion and energy for Vaughn's mission and the capacity to thrive in the College's dynamic and diverse community. Additionally, the candidate will have a team-driven, hands-on, results-oriented approach to departmental efforts.

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive annual giving program among Vaughn College's constituencies in support of our growing institution. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Manager will work closely with the Director of Alumni Affairs and Manager of Institutional Events to provide outreach, activities, and events to attain and maintain a robust annual giving program to support the organization's annual operating budget. The Annual Fund Manager will work cooperatively in developing a program that effectively complements other development and outreach efforts.


The Annual Fund Manager will have the following responsibilities:
• Develop a plan for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of over 5,000 alumni and friends
• Manage annual and special campaigns including the phonathon, piggy bank campaign, and senior class gift
• Serve as key member of the fundraising management team by participating in the development of short-and long-term goals for the College's fundraising efforts which directly supports the strategic plan for the institution
• Maintain meaningful relationships with annual giving donors and prospects through personal/written/phone contact
• Assist the associate vice president in the overall implementation of communication activities that support relationships between the College and its giving constituents, such as trustees, alumni, parents, donors, and friends
• Process, track and acknowledge all donations in a timely fashion
• Other duties as assigned

A bachelor's degree and two to three years of development, communications, and/or nonprofit experience are required. Candidates must have a proven ability to motivate, lead and facilitate teams in order to successfully meet end goals. Candidates must demonstrate excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Experience managing volunteers, students and other professionals. Willingness to work evenings and weekends and to travel. Proven organizational and analytical skills are critical.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369

Part-time Public Affairs Assistant

Posted: 02/05/2014


Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology seeks an energetic and dedicated individual for a part-time position in the public affairs department. This position, which reports to the director of public affairs, will play a significant role in supporting the daily activities of the department. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing, editing and organizational skills. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable candidates with scheduling needs to perform the essential duties. The ideal candidate will have experience in public relations, public affairs or communications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Developing project timelines, trafficking jobs, maintaining deadlines.
• Writing and editing news items and College marketing materials.
• Proofing a variety of written materials according to Associated Press style.
• Assisting with the daily editing/updating of the College's website.
• Monitoring and updating the College's website with news and events information.
• Media list creation.
• Assisting with event coverage, photography and social media updates.
• Copying and maintaining files for the department.
• Ability to plan, prioritize, and problem-solve while handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


• A bachelor's degree in communications or public relations preferred.
• Strong writing and editing background.
• One to three years experience.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop and In Design a plus.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Mary Durkin, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Email: mary.durkin@vaughn.edu
Fax: 718.651.2553
86-01 23rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11369



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