Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Pediatrics is seeking for a Development Associate to join our team in a full time position. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing day to day procurement business operations and financial transactional services for our central units and divisions.
Incumbent will support overall development efforts for the Department of Pediatrics, including: prospect assessment; cultivation of prospect relationships that lead to the solicitation of major gifts, including individuals, foundations, and corporations; manage specific projects as assigned; engage in community outreach and education about the Department's priorities; and contribute to annual preparation of objectives for the upcoming academic year.
The successful applicant will report jointly to the Administrative Manager in the Chairman's Office and the Assistant Vice President for Development, and will ensure the timely flow of information to and from the Departments of Pediatrics and Development. He/she will manage multi-level assignments and serve as liaison between the Department, the VP&S Development Office, other departments and divisions at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and outside entities.
The incumbent will also -Represent and assist the Chairman's and Development Offices by welcoming visitors, triaging phone calls and email requests, drafting and reviewing correspondence, arranging luncheons, and other donor-related functions; and manage meeting requests involving donors and prospects. -Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining the cooperation of others, monitoring progress, problem solving, making adjustments to plans. -Maintain confidentiality and utilize discretion at all times. -Contribute to achieving fundraising goals of the Office of Development on behalf of Pediatrics.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; and have ability to exercise excellent judgment, tact, confidentiality and diplomacy in all interactions. Ability to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of confidentiality required. Experience with basic research preferred. Must have strong organizational skills. Must be able to accurately handle diverse projects and a large volume of detailed work simultaneously, and use good judgment in prioritizing work. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to develop meaningful and collaborative relationships across all functions and levels within the organization and will be able to relate well to an intellectually-sophisticated community.
Preferred Qualifications: Must demonstrate the ability to work with management information systems and software systems; superior Excel, MS Office required; advanced SharePoint user experience and Advance (or similar fundraising database) experience preferred.
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_175034
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