Associate Director for Development
Columbia University Libraries
Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the Associate Director for Development advances the strategic planning, implementation, and assessment of the Columbia University Libraries’ fundraising priorities in coordination with the Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development. The Associate Director for Development serves as a member of the Libraries' leadership team and an active participant in strategic decision-making affecting the Libraries' fundraising and development activities. The Associate Director designs and implements a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances, cultivates individual and philanthropic support, and has primary responsibility for devising a major gifts program in collaboration with Libraries' executive team and the CU Office of Alumni and Development. As Columbia's libraries embark on an ambitious strategic plan in direct support of research and learning, the Associate Director will play a hands-on role in identifying and cultivating new sources of support, with a focus on donor research, donor relations, and stewardship of donors along the pipeline.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide strategic oversight of planning and prioritization of Development projects for the Libraries
- Lead the Libraries' annual development planning and goal setting
- Create and implement an overall stewardship program aimed at strengthening and cultivating relations efforts for major gifts, gift planning, and endowments
- Develop, write, and execute proposals, utilizing a long-term relationship-management approach
- Monitor donor information, providing and presenting statistical analysis to the University Librarian and senior leadership
- Manage and coordinate development-related events, including development advisory group meetings
- Serve as a member of Leadership Council, engaging with colleagues, including the Associate Director for Communications, to help ensure fundraising success and to help implement the organization's strategic plan
- Develop and mentor colleagues throughout the Libraries, inspiring and directing others toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes
- Build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders
- Receive training from and work collaboratively with CU Development professionals, including serving as liaison between the Libraries and Alumni and Development (OAD) and other development officers throughout the University.
About Columbia University
Columbia University has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum and throughout University life. Columbia welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the University’s educational mission.
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