The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Development office (VPS OOD), a part of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), is dedicated to facilitating relationships that support the vision and mission of CUIMC and VP&S: to advance medical education, achieve scientific breakthroughs, and provide the best possible patient care across a range of specialized departments, centers and programs.
Incumbent will report to the Assistant Vice President for Development (AVP) and will manage multi-level assignments, serve as internal and external liaison to CUIMC related areas and programs, including liaison to the Department of Pediatrics, plus track pediatric specialties in other departments (e.g., Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Surgery); and with the AVP, manage all aspects of the Children's Board at Columbia, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Advisory Board, and other volunteer groups, including oversight of the Babies Heart Fund and its Board. Incumbent will independently manage a significant portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of individuals, foundations and corporations; develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts; serve as primary liaison to the departments, centers, institutes and programs in the Health Sciences and several external groups including advisory boards, support groups or other community outreach programs; participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. Supervisory and management responsibilities of staff in clinical areas and as assigned; annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year.
Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects consisting of individuals, foundations, and corporations. Develop strategies and cultivate relationships that lead to solicitation and stewardship of major gifts of $100,000 and above. - 30%
Serve as liaison to CUIMC related areas and programs, including the Department of Pediatrics plus track pediatric specialties in other Departments; with the AVP, manage all aspects of the Children's Board at Columbia; and lead overall development efforts in specific geographic areas regionally and nationally. - 30%
Supervise a Director of Development and an Associate Director of Development - 20%
Participate in prospect assessment and assignment processes. - 10%
Annually prepare objectives for the upcoming academic year (e.g., dollars to be raised, solicitations planned, and cultivation/stewardship activities) to discuss with Assistant Vice President for Development so that mutually agreed criteria can be established. - 5%
Other duties and special projects as assigned. - 5%
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Master's degree preferred
Board management and Capital Campaign experience preferred
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or a related field, preferably in a health care or higher education environment
Following are the essential requirements for this role:
Management and administrative skills required to motivate, direct and evaluate staff and volunteers to accomplish fundraising goals
Proven ability to work successfully in a campaign environment with major gift solicitations
Excellent written and oral skills plus interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills required
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively, independently and as a team, in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor
Adept at problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring initiative and tact
High level of self-confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, engagement, self-motivation, willingness to be innovative and energy to undertake diverse responsibilities
Advanced Microsoft Office skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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