Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumnae Relations, the Director, Advancement is charged with management of individual proposal development, gift acceptance and acknowledgment, and stewardship and donor relations efforts to foster and nurture lasting relationships between Barnard College and its alumnae, parents, and donors. This includes —but is not limited to—working with the AVP to develop fundraising-related materials, and refining and executing a comprehensive stewardship and donor relations program. These efforts are vital to developing and sustaining the long-term relationships between Barnard and its key constituencies that result in substantial financial support for the College. The Director will also be tasked with planning and implementing select high-level cultivation/stewardship events. S/he directly oversees three staff members in the area of Advancement and Stewardship and Donor Relations, with direct supervision of the Associate Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations; the Associate Director, Advancement; and Manager, Advancement.
Department: Development Stewardship
Required Qualification Summary:
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent
Minimum 7 years of related experience; at least 2-3 years of supervisory experience
High-energy, self-motivated, and self-directed
Demonstrated computer skills, particularly with relational databases and programs within Microsoft Office. Mastery of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
Able to participate in evening and weekend activities, as necessary
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.