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  • Associate Dean for Development, School of International and Public Affairs

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Job Description

    The Associate Dean for Development will lead SIPA's development efforts. She/he works with the Dean, faculty, staff and University leadership to create an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable development program to support Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Reporting to the Vice President for University Development and to the Dean of SIPA, the Associate Dean will conceptualize, plan, and execute a strategic and coordinated program to identify and create opportunities to advance SIPA through all development levels from major and principal gifts to annual fund to gift planning. S/he will also play a major role in the successful completion of the School's comprehensive campaign set to conclude in 2021. She/he will be responsible for achieving SIPA's campaign goal of $150M and for sustaining and building upon SIPA's annual fundraising target of $20M. 

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree required. A minimum of 8 years fundraising or related experience required. At least 3 years of demonstrated leadership / managerial responsibility required. Computer proficiency (Word, Excel) required. This position requires evening and weekend work and travel as necessary.  

    Specific Minimum Qualifications

    Must possess strong analytical and communication skills and experience with strategic planning processes; prior experience in a not for profit, or similarly complex organizations a plus. 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 client/customer awareness. Must possess the ability to develop, supervise staff, 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 be able to negotiate issues, resolve problems and have strong influencing skills. The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker, effective in moving strategic agendas, politically savvy, ensure the utmost discretion in all matters, as well as possess an ability to work well with all levels of management, both internally and externally, be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality. 


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