Director of Alumni Affairs and Annual Fund
Columbia University 300 reviews - New York, NY
Full-time, Temporary

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Officer Full-Time Regular

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Hours Per Week


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General Administration

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Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Assoc. Dean for Institutional Advancement, the Director is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the School's alumni relations program and the annual fund. Develops opportunities for increased alumni engagement and builds and manages an alumni volunteer program, including staffing the Alumni Board. Develops and supports regional and affinity programming for alumni groups. Designs and leads annual giving program targeting alumni with the goal of increasing support for student scholarships and creating relationships for potential major giving donors. With direction from the Associate Dean, the Director sets and achieves objectives for numbers of gifts, donors, and dollars raised. Directs annual production of direct-mail appeals, telemarketing, online giving, face-to-face solicitations with specific strategies for first-time gifts as well as major gifts, renewals and constituency segmentations. Has full knowledge of Department activities and School goals. Recruits and works with volunteer solicitors; identifies, cultivates, and personally solicits annual fund prospects; works closely with Director of Major Gifts on solicitation of alumni prospects/donors; assesses the effectiveness of appeals, identifying opportunities for growth, and reporting results.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Requires a bachelor's degree or the equivalent and a minimum of five years of development-related work experience, preferably in an educational or health-related organization. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement multiple activities, interact with key stakeholders and work autonomously. Must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, project management and interpersonal skills. Must be a proactive, creative, problem-solver, have analytical skills, a customer service orientation, and the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, discretion and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and set priorities and perform in a fast paced, high pressure work environment with changing deadlines and priorities. Ability to motivate and direct staff and volunteers to accomplish alumni relations and fundraising goals. Computer proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and work with databases required. Position requires limited travel and some evening and weekend assignments.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

The candidate selected for this position must undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.

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