Reporting to the Director of Community Impact (CI), the Assistant Director of Development has oversight for the development process for our university-based student volunteer community service organization. Proposal writing, fundraising, cultivation, and alumni development are the major components of the position. The organization provides services to more than 8,000 people each year in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities. Funds are raised to support the efforts of those served and 900 student volunteers (1.6 million budget).
Design, develop, and implement an effective strategic effort for solicitation, cultivation, and donor relations programs.
Organize and administer special fundraising events, including a benefit auction that is the major annual fundraiser.
Lead the work on researching and conducting direct solicitation of assigned individual prospects.
Write and submit proposals to a broad range of potential funders, including government agencies, foundations and corporations.
Plan and execute direct marketing solicitations for CI including the development of marketing and branding tools; preparation of correspondence. Reports, renewals; newsletters and other donor-related materials; and oversight of writers.
Oversee the development and maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge donor database. Utilize Raiser’s Edge to produce several direct mailings per year.
Collaborate with: CI board members (including staff to Resource Development Committee). fellow CI staff members, volunteers, and community partners.
Identify donors for site visits.
Provide support for program staff with regard to evaluation and outcomes for specific programs.
Perform other projects as assigned.
To apply, submit resume and cover letter on the Careers at Columbia website:
-Click on "Staff Job"
-Enter the requisition number 502892 in "Search"
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EO/AA)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of three years of development or related transferable experience required. Previous work with a non –profit organization required. Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills required. Prior experience writing grant proposals and/or fundraising required. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadline required. Computer literacy and database experience required. Raiser’s Edge experience strongly desired. Knowledge of PowerPoint and/or desktop publishing software preferred. Some evenings and weekends required.
About Community Impact
Community Impact is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Columbia University, serving its surrounding communities: Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside Heights. With a corps of 900 volunteers from Columbia University and Barnard College, along with 200 neighborhood residents, our organization serve 8,000 low-income individuals each year through 27 educational and social service programs. Community Impact is an important bridge between the University and the community, providing both a wide array of high quality programs to local residents and meaningful service and leadership opportunities for volunteers. Our programs cover four core areas of service: youth education and mentoring, emergency services, health education, and adult education and workforce development.