Reporting to the Director of Community Impact (CI), the Assistant Director of Development has oversight for the development process for our university-based student volunteer community service organization. Proposal writing, fundraising, cultivation, and alumni development are the major components of the position.
A. Development Plan
Design, develop, and implement an effective strategic effort for solicitation, cultivation, and donor relations programs.
Organize and administer special fundraising events, including a benefit auction that is the major annual fundraiser.
C. Prospects Identification
Lead the work on researching and conducting direct solicitation of assigned individual prospects.
D. Proposal Writing
Write and submit proposals to a broad range of potential funders, including government agencies, foundations and corporations.
E. Marketing, Reports, etc.
Plan and execute direct marketing solicitations for CI.
Develops marketing and branding tools.
Prepares correspondence and prepares reports and renewals.
Prepares newsletters and other donor-related materials.
Provides oversight for writers.
F. Database System
Oversee the development and maintenance of the Raisers Edge donor database. Utilize Raisers Edge to produce several direct mailings per year.
Under the direction of the Director, collaborate with:
CI board members (including staff to Resource Development Committee).
Fellow CI staff members.
H. Site visits
Identify donors to visit.
Provide support for program staff with regard to evaluation and outcomes for specific programs.
J. Other Projects as Assigned
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelors degree or equivalent and a minimum of three years of development or related transferable experience required. Previous work with a nonprofit organization required. Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills required. Prior experience writing grant proposals and/or fundraising required. Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work autonomously under pressure of deadline required. Computer literacy and database experience required. Some evenings and weekends required.
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502892
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