HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Assoc Director Annual Giving in New York, New York
Employer Name: Columbia University
Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000 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. Position Summary The climate crisis threatens human civilization as we know it. Each day brings further evidence of the risks from severe floods and droughts, wildfires and heatwaves, sea-level rise and storms, and other disasters. To address this global challenge, Columbia University has marshalled its strengths in transdisciplinary research and innovation to create the Columbia Climate School, the first new school at the University in over 25 years. The Climate School is committed to educating the next generation of climate leaders, conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research to address the climate crisis, and galvanizing this education and research for real-world impact. The Climate School Office of Development seeks an Associate Director of Annual Giving to join the team and help build the annual fund program to support the School. The Associate Director leads the strategic planning, implementation, marketing, and management of annual fund solicitations for the Columbia Climate School. The Associate Director is responsible for the development and execution of broad-based fundraising strategies to ensure strong donor retention, reactivation, and acquisition. This role conducts personal outreach to prospective, new, and consistent donors to solicit and steward gifts to the annual fund. The Associate Director manages donor data, gift processing, analytical reporting, and gift tracking for the Climate School in collaboration with partners in the Office of Alumni and Development. The ideal candidate will have strong direct marketing, project management and annual fund experience. A proactive and creative problem solver, who can implement new and innovative strategies to raise unrestricted funds for climate research and education. Responsibilities The Associate Director will devote the following percentage to the duties listed below: Managing the Climate School?s annual fund program and solicit annual fund gifts: 90% Develops the strategy for the Climate School?s annual fund fundraising. Solicit individuals for annual fund gifts. Manage the Climate School?s fundraising for Giving Day. Create content for annual fund appeals in collaboration with Associate Director of Development Communications and Donor Relations. Conduct data analysis on annual giving program to assess performance. Build mailing list segmentation for appeals. Implement e-mail solicitations via mass e-mail utility. Manage direct mail solicitations. Run regular reporting on Climate School fundraising. Performs additional duties, special projects, and strategic initiatives as assigned- 10% Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of four to six years related experience required. Experience with development fundraising or related transferable experience required. Experience in higher education is a plus. Ability to work well in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment and to manage several projects at one time. Exceptional written communication and relationship-building skills are required. Must be professional, highly organized, creative, efficient, collaborative, and have a strong attention to detail. Able to work successfully both individually and as part of a team. Must be flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities within a growing program. Must also be flexible to travel between Columbia campuses as required. Preferred Qualifications Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required; knowledge of Advance, Salesforce or similar development databases preferred. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.