Assistant Dean, Development in Development & Alumni Relations
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 533799
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: $202,000 - $212,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Reporting to the Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Dean, Development oversees Annual Giving and Major Gifts for Columbia Business School. These two programs identify, cultivate, and solicit the Columbia Business School???s 50,000 alumni who are global leaders in finance, management, consulting, technology, and other industries. The Assistant Dean has three direct reports, the leaders of the Major Gifts, Annual Giving, and Marketing and Participation teams. The groups work with alumni throughout their alumni careers, starting with students working on class giving, young alumni, those celebrating reunions, those making leadership gifts, and those making major contributions to Columbia Business School. The Assistant Dean is a talented manager who empowers the team to do their best work.
*Please submit a cover letter along with your application*
Hire, train, and manage talented leaders for Major Gifts, Annual Giving, and Marketing and Participation. Provide ambitious and achievable goals, coach and develop team members, and work with team leaders to provide an empowering and accountable culture for team members.
Create a team culture that supports growth and leadership for the team members.
Work closely with partners in Research, Stewardship, Advancement Services, Special Projects, and Alumni Relations to create a positive experience for alumni and donors.
Collaborate across the School to understand the most pressing needs and opportunities. Partner with academic and administrative leadership.
Collaborate across the University to ensure that the team is able to partner with other schools and units to help donors achieve their philanthropic goals.
Ensure that work in these areas is being done at the highest level of practice, keep current on best practices across higher education and the NYC nonprofit landscape.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree required. Minimum 7-9 years related experience required, preferably with 7 years of development experience, including five + years managing multiple teams/functions.
Must have experience in major gifts and annual fund. Ability to present complex information and Columbia's mission in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent written, communication, and relationship building skills required. Strong personal work ethic and personal integrity. Flexibility and the demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, juggling numerous projects simultaneously is essential. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills. Must be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot, in addition to the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators and academic leaders. High computer proficiency and the ability to create/read Excel spreadsheets are all a must.
Higher Education experience preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.