Assistant Director, Major Gifts in the External Relations and Development department
October 13, 2018
New York, New York
Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Executive Director and partnering with the major gifts team, the Assistant Director, Major Gifts, leverages the thought leadership of Columbia Business School to engage top donors and prospective donors in the life of the School and inspire giving at the highest levels in support of the School's ambitious academic, programmatic, and fundraising goals. The Assistant Director serves as departmental liaison to and relationship manager for 4-6 academic centers/programs, partners on donor engagement opportunities therein including advisory board service, and sources additional high-level, strategic donor engagement opportunities. The School's centers and programs facilitate curriculum development, experiential learning, faculty research, and/or public discourse in and across a range of disciplines to advance the School's core mission of bridging academic theory and real-world business practice. This individual will meet core and partnership values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, and respect
Responsibilities: 1.Serves as overall center/program point person for the major gifts team.
2.Maintains regular communication with assigned centers/programs, building relationships with center/program leadership, faculty, and staff to achieve shared academic, programmatic, donor engagement, and fundraising goals.
3.Acts as lead conduit for information between centers/programs and External Relations and Development.
4.Develops an annual strategic fundraising plan for each assigned center/program for External Relations and Development implementation; advises centers/programs on fundraising including board development throughout the year 5.Consults on the preparation of center/program gift proposals and agreements.
6.Oversees center/program board giving with potential to carry a portfolio of donors making leadership-level annual gifts.
7.Collaborates on the development of center/program event invitation lists, recommends event speakers, attends/staffs events including board meetings, and completes follow-up and record-keeping as appropriate.
8.Through administrative, faculty, and research partnerships, sources, staffs, and maintains information about additional high-level, creative and strategic donor engagement opportunities for the major gifts team.
9.Serves as point person for online engagement opportunities including crowd funding for the major gifts team.
10.Performs related duties and undertakes other tasks and projects as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum 2-4 years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an effective project and relationship manager with an interest in fundraising and the mission of Columbia Business School to educate the next generation of business and community leaders, as well as an interest in learning new skills to fulfill the above responsibilities and growing in the field. Must have strong writing skills and attention to detail as well as strong interpersonal skills. Must be diplomatic and tactful. Must be creative, take initiative, follow through, and be able to work independently as well as part of a highly collaborative and supportive team. Must be able to manage multiple, often time-sensitive priorities. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years' experience in an academic, nonprofit, client relationship management, or sales setting preferred.
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.
Internal Number: 126_172510
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