Community Impact (CI) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights. CI fosters meaningful opportunities for Columbia University students, staff, and faculty to participate in and develop programming in partnership with community organizations. University students develop a foundation of life long service and leadership skills while providing critical programming for the neighborhoods surrounding the university.
Community Impact (CI) seeks a strategic, collaborative Assistant Director of Development. Reporting to the Executive Director of CI, the Assistant Director of Development will lead CI's development efforts and manage day-to-day fundraising operations. This position is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial candidate interested in a broad range of development activities.
Lead CI's fundraising efforts working closely with the Executive Director and board of directors to determine and execute fundraising priorities
Lead and manage CI's development efforts to secure funding from foundations, individual donors, and corporate and government funding sources
Under the direction of the Executive Director, collaborate with CI board members, Community partners, and CI Alumni in cultivation and stewardship of potential supporters
Design, develop, and implement an effective strategic effort for solicitation, cultivation, and donor relations programs.
Research, help prepare, write and submit letters of inquiry, proposals and donor appeals to a broad range of potential funders, including government agencies, foundations and corporations.
Work with Executive Director and staff to design publications such as annual reports, brochures, and one pagers and other print materials
Plan and execute direct marketing solicitations for CI, including correspondence, newsletters, and other donor related materials; oversee social media management efforts
Organize and administer special fundraising events, including the annual gala and auction
Host donor visits to program sites
Oversee and maintain the CRM database (Raiser's Edge)
Provide support for program staff with regard to evaluation and outcomes for specific programs
Work closely with the Department Administrator and University development personnel on gift tracking, identification, and reconciliation
Supervise the CI development assistant and development-related temporary roles, including work-study and student volunteers as needed
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of three years of development or related transferable experience required. Previous work with a non-profit organization required. Strong oral, written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills required. Prior experience writing grant proposals and/or fundraising required. Some evenings and weekends required.
Experience with Raiser's Edge or similar CRM application experience strongly desired. Knowledge of PowerPoint and/or desktop publishing software preferred. Self-confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, engagement, self-motivation, willingness to be innovative and energy to undertake diverse responsibilities. Experience utilizing social media to reach and maintain relationships with CI constituents.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 506151
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