Advertised Summary Job Description: The Assistant Director of Campaign and Major Gift Operations will work closely with the development department to enhance its effectiveness and support the Law School's front-line engagement and fundraising operation. Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Major Gifts and working closely with the Director of Development Operations and Director of Research, the incumbent will be an integral member of the development staff. He/she is expected to have extensive technical experience with fundraising software, business analysis and data analytics and predictive modeling; the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and to contribute to the overall strategic vision of the development and alumni relations office.
1. Enhance individual giving efforts, with a focus on Major Gifts, by helping to track and analyze donor trends and data and assist in updating the portfolios of giving officers.
2. Monitor progress toward annual and campaign fundraising goals; disseminates routine reports to Development staff to set goals, manage prospects, and build portfolios. Such reports include, but are not limited to: gift tables for yearly goals and campaign or project goals; prospect pool management reports for planning, management, and projection of activity; and analytical reports that provide accurate projections of gifts in the pipeline and demographic information on the prospect pool
3. Work with the Sr. Associate Director to develop an annual and long term strategic operational plan for the Campaign.
4. Works with the Executive Director of Development, Director of Development Operations and Business Office on gift and pledge reconciliation and reporting, particularly at fiscal year-end. Provides data and documentation needed for annual audit.
5. Other projects as needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development/advancement services, with experience in a higher education setting preferred. The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to work with donor databases, with a preference for experience with Raiser's Edge and Advance. He/she must have strong analytic and statistical background; organizational and time management skills; excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate fundraisers' needs into technical output. Ethics, and respect for donor confidentiality and privacy are a must. The incumbent must be highly motivated, articulate, creative, and function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where teamwork and performance are valued. An understanding and appreciation of the role of development in an educational institution are highly desirable, as is an understanding of a professional school's mission and structure. Previous staff management experience is strongly preferred. This position requires evening and weekend work as necessary.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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_175130
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