The Office of Development and Alumni Relations generates support for the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) by involving our most successful alumni and friends to help us pursue opportunities to strengthen the School and advance its mission.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development, the Associate Director of Stewardship & Development Communications is responsible for comprehensive initiatives designed to promote and acknowledge the philanthropic and engagement support of Columbia Mailman donors, friends, and alumni. Working within the highly collaborative environment of MSPH's alumni and development team, the Associate Director of Stewardship & Development Communications will play an integral role in supporting annual fundraising objectives by assisting the Development & Alumni Relations team with solicitation strategy and identifying, recommending, and executing tactical stewardship outreach to donors giving $50K-$1M+ gifts to the School. The Associate Director of Stewardship & Development Communications will collaborate with campus colleagues across academic and administrative departments and will work closely with prospect managers on personalized communications to donors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Serve as a persuasive advocate for MSPH's priorities and present information in a clear and compelling manner, both in writing and in person.
Independently manage and compose all stewardship reports for notable current use and endowed gifts to the School.
Work with Financial Aid, maintain current lists of all scholarship recipients to ensure scholarship support is distributed.
Work with scholarship recipients to collect relevant materials for stewardship reports, website, and annual fund materials.
Create and refresh development-specific language for acknowledgment letter, e-mail, and website content.
Interact with contacts both within MSPH and across Columbia University, such as directors, faculty, officers and other Development staff, to consult on needs, to formulate solicitation and stewardship opportunities and identify potential areas for increased engagement.
In partnership with the Assistant Dean of Development and Assistant Dean of Alumni and Constituent Relations, maintain comprehensive stewardship calendar, including all planned stewardship communications (print and electronic).
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Development in the planning and execution of cultivation and solicitation events associated with giving programs for donor stewardship.
Actively maintain a current body of knowledge about MSPH's programs, aspirations and development priorities.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as needed.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 4 years of fundraising or related transferable experience required.
Advanced degree desirable.
Experience or interest in issues embodied by the School of Public Health's mission.
Ability to use current desktop office technologies proficiently and to adapt to and use future technologies.
Sound judgment, tactful and ability to handle highly confidential information.
Strong initiative and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to handle multiple tasks under deadline pressures in a high-volume office.
Enthusiastic, creative and enterprising.
Ability and willingness to travel within the greater New York City metropolitan area and regionally.
Some weekend and evening work hours required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513842
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