Reporting to the Faculty Director of CSSD and working closely with the CSSD Executive Committee, Women Creating Change Leadership Council, and the Office of Alumni and Development, the Executive Director helps to develop and promote the projects of CSSD faculty working groups and works to ensure the Center???s financial sustainability, public impact and intellectual growth. They provide intellectual and administrative leadership for Center activities, advises the Director in all dimensions of the Center???s operation, and is responsible for Center outreach on the Columbia campus and beyond. They work with the WCCLC to connect CSSD and its projects to foundation, corporate and individual donor funding opportunities. The Executive Director works closely with CSSD Faculty Director and staff to develop the unique mission and presence of CSSD on the Columbia campus, collaborating with Columbia faculty and staff for the mutual benefit of affiliated departments, centers, and institutes. The Executive Director represents CSSD at campus, national, and international events and meetings, fostering collaborations with national and international organizations.
**Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to receive full consideration.**
1. Manages CSSD???s projects and initiatives, including research projects involving Columbia???s Global Centers. Collaborates with Faculty Directors, CSSD staff, and graduate fellows/assistants to organize and manage all project and Center-wide events at Columbia and abroad, helping to publicize their impact. Builds the Center???s relations to other Columbia centers and institutes, including collaborations on specific projects and working groups. Collaborating with constituent groups???students, faculty members, researchers, scholars, artists, practitioners, senior administrators, and staff members???across the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Office of Alumni and Development, they will use existing CSSD and WCC programs, publications, colloquia, conferences, and events to engage diverse audiences, including potential donors, funding agencies and members of traditional and electronic media outlets. Oversees management of the Center???s website and social media presence.
2. Collaborates with the CSSD Faculty Director and the Women Creating Change Leadership Council to identify new donors and funding sources, solidify the support of current donors, and aggressively take the lead in building CSSD???s endowment toward its targeted goal. Identifies and creates unique programs to help generate new and lasting support, building opportunities for donors to be involved in CSSD, such adopting projects and/or endowing research streams. Oversees participation in university-wide development activities, such as Columbia Giving Day. Works closely with Office of Alumni and Development in cultivating individual donors and securing the Center's financial security. Ensures recognition and stewardship of donors and provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of solicitation efforts; utilizes the Columbia University fundraising database/system.
3. Manages the yearly CSSD call for new faculty working group proposals, reaching out to and serving as liaison for constituents across campus, including faculty and administrators in the Arts and Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, School of International and Public Affairs, School of the Arts, CUMC, Columbia Business School, and the School of Journalism. Manages a growing number of two-three year projects housed at the Center and works with faculty directors of projects to seek out and apply for funding and collaboration opportunities. Attends meetings of CSSD working groups and keeps abreast of all major activities of CSSD groups to facilitate collaborations and advise on behalf of CSSD, and works with faculty to write/edit funding proposals and to develop the public impact of their working group projects. Builds the Center???s relations to relevant national and international organizations.
4. Develops and sustains relationships with foundations and government agencies for CSSD project and operational support; writes/edits LoIs, grant applications, reports. Works closely with faculty in pursuing opportunities with funding organizations.
5. Develops and manages current and new CSSD programs, possibly including but not limited to the CSSD social justice podcast Just Three, and a CSSD Media Fellow program in collaboration with journalism students, established journalists, Columbia faculty and schools and outside organizations including funders. They will manage the production and dissemination of content for the CSSD website and all brochures and publicity materials, including the CSSD Annual Report. They will write and edit material in promotion of CSSD and the efforts of its working groups.
6. Manages publishing projects with presses that result from CSSD projects and will promote the dissemination of publications to a larger audience. They will position CSSD/WCC faculty as experts and intellectual leaders in research on gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability.
7. Oversees day-to-day financial management and long term financial planning for CSSD, including operational and project budgets. He or she supervises transactions to the Office of the Controller, Payroll and Purchasing; creates and submits cost transfers, salary distribution, and all other transactions through labor accounting. Resolves all budget related problems. Incumbent has signature approval authority of all financial transactions.
8. Manages a staff including Business Officer, work-study and graduate assistants, including scheduling, project and financial management.
Masters degree required with at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in academic administrative or other relevant experience.
Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to receive full consideration.
Experience in project management, event management, strategic planning.
Background in development, including work with foundations, government agencies, and individual donors.
Strong experience in financial management.
Experience with website design and management.
Ph.D. strongly preferred.
Familiarity with Columbia financial and administrative systems preferred.
The ability to work effectively and gain credibility with a variety of internal and external constituents.
The ability to creatively develop and sustain new and independent projects.
Well-developed organizational, management, and supervisory skills and the ability to engage in independent decision-making and problem solving.
The ability to write for multiple audiences.
Familiarity with academic publishing.
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