| Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director for Advancement Services, the Associate Director, Stewardship leads Prospect and Donor Relations activities in the External Relations and Development office. In this role, the incumbent drives and directly participates in the creation of various types of prospect and donor relations materials, manages the stewardship calendar, and oversees the delivery of stewardship events for major donors and VIPs. The Associate Director is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of two Assistant Directors, Advancement Services, and a Coordinator, Advancement Services, who will support prospect and donor relations initiatives and activities. As needed, the Associate Director will also train and supervise student workers supporting the unit, as well as guide the work of non-Advancement Services staff who have related responsibilities within the department. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Associate Director is involved in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship stages of donor engagement. The successful candidate must have outstanding writing ability, an attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills. S/he will meet Core and Partnership Values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, and respect.|
1.Hire, train, and directly manage the work of two assistant directors and one coordinator. Participate in the hiring and training of additional Prospect and Donor Relations staff, ensuring collaboration and coordination across the group;
2.Manage and participate in the production of high-quality prospect and donor relations materials. This includes creating donor stewardship and relationship-building content?acknowledgements on behalf of the Dean, stewardship reports to donors, special projects, and bespoke stewardship pieces?and gift proposals, as well as providing copywriting support for departmental projects, and editorial review;
3.Identify and evaluate existing prospect and donor relations and stewardship approaches, output, and opportunities; recommend and implement improved methodologies and practices that will result in the retention of major donors;
4.Collaborate with external offices participating in stewardship and prospect relations activities, including Financial Aid, the Dean's Office, and the Office of Student Life, among others. Work with other departments to gather/share information as required;
5.Manage data entry process and records management; review entries into prospect relationship management system.
6.Provide support where needed for External Relations events.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum of two years related experience required, preferably in an academic or nonprofit setting.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Sensitivity and good judgment essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Must demonstrate tact, diplomacy, problem-solving skills, and ability to work in fast-paced environment. Some evenings and weekends required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.