Columbia University Senior Director of Development, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA in New York, New York

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Senior Director of Development, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA

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0703- OAD SIPA



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Officer Full-Time Regular

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Development / Alumni Relations

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Advertised Summary Job Description

The Senior Director of Development will be responsible for leading the development efforts of the Center on Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. She/he will develop and implement a development strategy to support the Center's growth and impact, and secure support from individuals, foundations and corporations for the Center's priorities. She/he will manage a portfolio of donor prospects and manage the frontline fundraising activities of the Center Director and other key research scholars. She/he will report jointly to the Director of the Center and the Associate Dean for Development at SIPA.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for leading CGEP's fundraising strategy. This includes developing and implementing a long term funding model based upon the Center's growth plans.

  • Build and manage a development team to support the Center's fundraising strategy.

  • Implement best practices, and provide advice to the Center Director and Scholars on fundraising priorities, plans, and goals.

  • Achieve CGEP's annual fundraising goals, and set and meet quarterly and annual performance targets.

  • Develop a portfolio of prospects, maintain relationships with current partners, and identify and engage potential ones through regular outreach, cold calls, networking, events, meetings and correspondence.

  • Manage and coordinate fundraising efforts of the CGEP Director, Associate Dean for Development and other key staff, including scheduling appointments; preparing briefings and coordinating follow up. Maintain donor lists and records, including assurance of data base accuracy.

  • Oversee daily operations of the Center's fundraising efforts, including stewardship, prospect identification and research, proposal writing, and preparation of briefings and meeting follow up.

  • Coordinate with the SIPA Development, the Office of Alumni and Development, and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 7 years of related experience. Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point) required. Some evenings required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: project management, teamwork, analytical thinking, and donor relations. Must possess the ability to work with changing priorities and multiple projects. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills. Must be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot, in addition to the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators and academic leaders. Must have a passion for excellent donor service and commitment to exceptional quality.

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Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree preferred. Experience in development, including programmatic fundraising, development planning and strategy, frontline fundraising, donor relations and project management preferred. Knowledge of energy policy issues and familiarity with higher education and research institutions preferred. Experience with formalized databases such as Salesforce, Advance, and WordPress preferred.

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