Director of Development

Columbia University Medical Center | New York, New York

Job Summary

Incumbent will report to the Executive Director of Development and will manage multi-level assignments, serve as internal and external liaison to CUMC as it relates to the Department of Medicine, and lead overall development efforts in specific Divisions. Incumbent will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of corporations, foundations and individual; develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts; serve as primary liaison to the departments, centers, institutes & programs in the Health Sciences, primarily within the Department of Medicine, and several external groups including advisory boards, support groups or other community outreach programs; play an active role in donor-related events for areas covered; participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. Supervisory and management responsibilities as assigned; annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year.

Responsibilities

  1. Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of corporations, foundations and individuals. Develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $100,000 and above. – 50%
  2. Serve as a liaison to the Department of Medicine and several external groups including advisory boards, support groups or other community outreach programs. – 30%
  3. Participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. Supervisory and management responsibilities as assigned. – 10%
  4. Annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year (e.g. dollars to be raised, solicitations planned, and cultivation/stewardship activities) to discuss with Executive Director of Development so that mutually agreed criteria can be established. – 5%
  5. Other duties and special projects as assigned. – 5%

Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, plus four years of directly related experience. Master's degree preferred. At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in development fundraising or a related field, preferably in a health care or higher education environment. Management and administrative skills required to motivate, direct and evaluate staff and volunteers to accomplish fundraising goals. Proven ability to work successfully in a campaign environment with major gift solicitation. Excellent written and oral skills plus interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills required. Capital campaign experience preferred. Advanced Microsoft Office skills preferred.

How to Apply

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