Advertised Summary Job Description: THIS IS A ONE YEAR POSITION, EXTENSIONS ARE CONTINGENT UPON ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is the only university-based applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice, and discussion of sustainable international investment. The Center develops practical approaches for governments, investors, communities and other stakeholders to maximize the benefits of international investment for sustainable development.
CCSI is seeking an Associate Director of Development and Strategy to support the Center's fundraising goals and ongoing internal strategic development. The Associate Director will be responsible for supporting the Director and the broader team to develop, oversee, and implement fundraising strategies; to devise, support, and evaluate annual and longer-term programmatic strategic plans; and to support the Center in achieving its mission and in strengthening its impact.
The incumbent is expected to be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional with excellent writing skills and the ability to engage donors and partners. Job duties include identification, cultivation, preparation, and management (including reporting) of major grants and gifts; as well as oversight of the Center's strategic planning processes, ensuring that strategies and activities support the Center's mission, expand its reach, and maximize desired impacts.
Development -Identifies, cultivates, and manages relationships with donors and partners, developing new relationships and opportunities and expanding existing donor relationships. -Oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of fundraising plans and strategies to support the Center's activities and workstreams. -Enhances and coordinates internal organizational systems associated with the Center's fundraising efforts, including developing and managing pipeline of potential donors and partners. -Works with the Director and research staff to prepare materials for donor and partner outreach and for proposal development (e.g. government grants, multilateral grants, foundations, corporate projects, sponsorships, and gifts), as well as leading on reporting and M&E.
Strategy -Working collaboratively across the organization, oversees and supports strategic planning processes for the Center and for individual workstreams, ensuring the Center's plans and strategies, and those of the workstreams, support the Center's mission, expand its reach, and maximize desired impacts. -Supports the Director and Workstream Leads to develop and articulate goals, activities, and outputs, and to monitor outcomes. -Works in partnership with the Director and research staff to review and adjust strategy in the context of global developments, recommending changes and new thematic areas as appropriate. -Leads the process for designing and implementing annual planning. -Works closely and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to inform the Center's goals, outputs, and activities -Guides the building of organizational capacity in relation to strategic awareness, thinking, and planning, highlighting internal and external best practices. -Develops, improves, and maintains knowledge management systems and tools.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree required. An advanced degree from a leading academic institution in a relevant field desirable. 4-6 years' experience working in relevant fields.
Experience: - Demonstrable experience in fundraising, donor outreach and cultivation, proposal development, closure, and management of major grants and gifts. -Demonstrable experience of leading or taking a significant role in programmatic strategic planning processes. -Experience leading organizations towards achieving continuous improvement and impact. -Experience developing, building, and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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