Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director of Individual Giving, the Coordinator is responsible for supporting the efforts of the Executive Director and Director of Individual Giving. The main objectives of this position are to support the operational and administrative needs of the Executive Director; to research, administer, and evaluate various special projects designed to sustain the global growth strategy for leadership giving ($2,500 and above), donor cultivation, and solicitation; and to support Director in their work overseeing the Hermes Society, the School's leadership donor club, along with its alumni volunteer leadership, The Hermes Society Council.
The successful candidate must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, anticipate and proactively troubleshoot and problem-solve issues related to their role. Additionally, s/he must have the ability to manage detailed work and projects, as well as possess strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills. This individual will meet the core and partnership values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, and respect.
1.Supports the Executive Director of Individual Giving with research, coordination, and preparation of error-free correspondence, meeting materials, prospect visit materials, presentations, and fundraising performance reports for the annual fund.
2.Under the advising of the Director of Individual Giving, provides logistical support for efforts directly related to the growth or support of the Hermes Society and the Hermes Society Council, including, but not limited to gift officer travel support, liaising for stewardship needs, processing expense reports, creating meeting materials and presentations, and administering in-person or virtual connections between gift officers and donors.
3.Provides support to critical annual fund operations, including but not limited to, assistance on data reporting and analysis, leadership fundraising appeals, donor acquisition, and retention projects, virtual and phone-based outreach.
4.In collaboration with the Executive Director and members of the Individual Giving team, develops and assists in the oversight of an annual budget for the Individual Giving team. Reconciles team expenses every month; provides monthly soft close to External Relations and Development operations lead.
5.Working with various members of the department manages other projects related to unrestricted giving growth and donor engagement. Assists in the development of long-term strategies and program improvements.
6.Other projects, as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: High-School diploma, or equivalent. Minimum of three years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor degree highly preferred.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Project management and administrative support experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Interest in business school philanthropy and non-profit management. Experience working with college/university/non-profit/for-profit client-facing or student relations efforts. Creativity, detail-orientation, tact, the capability to manage multiple tasks under deadline, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, high performing, and entrepreneurial environment. Proven intermediate Microsoft Office skills. Availability to work nights, early mornings, and a few weekends a year to staff Reunion events, annual fund donor engagement events, and other Business School gatherings.
Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of non-profit management, for-profit administration, or higher education administration experience. Familiarity with Columbia University or Columbia Business School strongly preferred. Working knowledge of web development, social media campaigns, and cutting edge practices in volunteer management and board/council support experience.
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_175470
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