Assistant Director, Principal Gifts in Development and Alumni Relations
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 541845
Job Type: Officer of Administration
Hours Per Week: 35
Standard Work Schedule:
Building: Geffen Hall
Salary Range: $61,500 - $73,000
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.
The Assistant Director, Principal Gifts supports the Columbia Business School's development operation and specifically, the Assistant Dean, Principal Gifts in driving significant gifts for the school???s future through communications, calendar management, travel and event management, data support, and other duties. The successful candidate must have the ability to handle confidential information and manage detailed work as well as possess strong organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills. This individual will meet core and partnership values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, and respect.
Provides on-going support to the Assistant Dean and serves in a liaison role externally with donors and their assistants, and internally with the Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members and school colleagues. Drafts email correspondence and respond to inquiries on the Assistant Dean???s behalf. For prospects and donors, drafts high-level event and meetings invitations, gift memos (ranging from funding opportunities to formal proposals), and relevant follow up.
Provides calendar management for donor meetings, prep and debrief for donor conversations, maintaining awareness of donor involvement in activities with the school and the university. Proactively maintains the Assistant Dean???s calendar by prioritizing and securing time for high-level donor engagement, preparing for key meetings and events with briefing material, executing on follow up, and identifying and resolving conflicts as they emerge.
Provides travel and event management for the Assistant Dean on trips to key donor markets. Works with the Assistant Dean on the strategy for each trip, project manages trip itineraries with the Dean???s Office and DAR colleagues, and books related travel. Works with Financial Planning Office on the management of travel reimbursement.
Develops and maintains knowledge of best practices for university CRM systems including Power BI, Salesforce, and other development software, prepares reports on donors. In addition to keeping principal gift contact reports and proposals up to date, pulls lists to inform high-level engagement strategies, accesses intelligence for prospect briefs and strategies, and helps resolve gaps in data (e.g., missing contact information).
Provides back up for other roles with similar functions in DAR (e.g., major gifts and special projects) and supports other projects as assigned by the Vice Dean and Assistant Dean. Serves as an active member of the team who adds ideas to further the goals of DAR.
Maintains all required educational and position qualifications to fulfill the job requirements.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent related experience required. 2-4 years related experience required.
Excellent organizational, writing, and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to work with changing priorities and multiple tasks in a high-volume environment required. Sensitivity, discretion, and strong judgment essential. Must be a team player whose work reflects our DAR team values of respect, inclusion, service, empathy, excellence. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs essential. Must demonstrate tact and diplomacy. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Two to three years of events and executive-level support or development writing.
Experience with Salesforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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