Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Dean of Columbia Business School, the Vice Dean assists the Dean in the overall external relations and development activities of the Business School, which has over 37,000 alumni. The Vice Dean's responsibilities include making policy recommendations and formulating strategy in the areas of development (principal gifts, major gifts and annual fund), alumni relations (including alumni career services), and corporate and foundation relations. S/he will serve as a close partner with the Dean in developing and executing the $400 million Columbia Business School Campaign which is a Transformative Investment. Central to the Vice Dean's success will be their ability to work successfully with the Dean, Board of Overseers, staff, and the University to guide this campaign. In addition to developing overall development strategies for the External Relations and Development team, the Vice Dean will also manage their own principal gifts portfolio of 150 donors including the Board of Overseers. S/he will create and execute strategies that effectively cultivate, solicit, and close gifts either through the Dean's engagement or independently.
The Vice Dean has full budgetary responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million and works directly with faculty on the development of fundraising and promotional ideas. Works with the Vice President for the University Development and Alumni Relations and the director of Capital Campaigns for the Professional Schools. The Vice Dean manages a staff of over forty employees, including five director level officers, major gifts officers as well as casuals and work studies, and is responsible for all development, alumni affairs, public relations and publications programs of the School.
RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Create and implement a strategic and tactical plan for all fundraising and external relations, including annual and capital campaigns, alumni, corporate and foundation giving, and work with Dean, Board and the University to successfully execute the plan.
2. Analyze effectiveness of development efforts and determine strategies for identification of new prospects and a way to raise funds.
3. Assist Dean on solicitation strategy with Board of Overseers and other principal donors on development issues.
4. Manage a principal gift portfolio to identify and successfully cultivate individual six- and seven-figure leadership gifts.
5. Lead Office of External Relations and Development to attain strategic and operational goals. Allocate resources within the Office to meet fundraising and external relations goals.
6. Work with Dean and other school leaders to further develop and increase Columbia Business School's reputation in the global business community.
7. Oversee programs that effectively enhance the school's relationship with its alumni.
8. Recruit, train, supervise, and mentor department to promote the development of a skilled and highly motivated and responsive fundraising team.
9. Foster a culture that promotes teamwork and professional growth while pursuing an aggressive, creative fund raising program.
10. Serve as an articulate spokesperson to the donor community on the subject of business education and the work of the Columbia Business School.
11. Represent Columbia Business School to the main campus of Columbia University.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 10 years senior experience directing a large comprehensive fundraising program in a similarly sized and complex institution.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: A proven track record of success and progressive accomplishments in fundraising with experience in all, or most areas such as annual and capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, institutional giving, and alumni relations. Experience in planning and implementing annual and capital campaigns and success in soliciting high level gifts. Demonstrated success and acumen in managing, mentoring, and motivating staff. Strong leadership ability and style necessary to develop, manage, and inspire a highly talented and energetic professional staff. Outstanding oral and written communication skills with experience in development-related writing. Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required.
Preferred Qualifications: MBA degree desirable.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_169182
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