Major Gifts Officer, Global Network
Columbia University - New York, NY

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Officer Full-Time Regular

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Development / Alumni Relations

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Advertised Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Development, Global Networks at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation [GSAPP], the incumbent is tasked with managing a portfolio of 150 largely international major gifts prospects. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts of $10,000 to $250,000, to meet the School's annual and campaign targets. Collaborates with development, programmatic and administrative leadership and faculty on GSAPP's global strategies and special projects. S/he works closely with the directors and volunteers of the School's Studio-X global network on identifying, evaluating and optimizing fundraising opportunities to support the dean's vision. S/he designs and implements a major gifts-focused strategy within several Studio-X regions and a Leadership gifts-focused strategy targeting alumni and broader corporate community in New York. Complete a minimum of 150 prospect visits, 15 major gift solicitations of $100,000 +, 10 leadership annual fund solicitations of $10,000+. Manages and continues developing the prospect pool comprised primarily of friends, alumni and parents in 2-3 Studio-X regions (New York and 2 regions abroad). Provides strategic evaluations of the existing prospect pool and work with DOD, Global Networks to establish core development priorities. Identifies, trains, and staffs high level volunteers. Builds communities of supporters in Studio-X regions by connecting regional friends, alums, and parents when strategically beneficial. Maintains close strategic relationships with Studio-X directors and provides them with direction and support for working with local volunteers. Collaborates with development colleagues across the University working on international fundraising. Other duties as assigned/requested.

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

Bachelor's Degree required. A minimum of four to six years direct fundraising experience required. Higher education experience or experience in an international setting preferred..

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

Excellent oral and written communication, as well as interpersonal skills necessary. High level of tact, diplomacy and discretion required. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. This position requires evening and weekend work when necessary. Frequent travel is an integral part of the position

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