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Development Coordinator

  • Requisition no: 523919
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Finance & Admin
  • Grade: Grade 103
  • Categories: Development/Alumni Relations, Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will work closely with the Development & Alumni Relations staff at Columbia University School of Nursing.  S/He will provide key administrative support for the Annual Fund, as well as for alumni & development events and outreach efforts. 


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Writing and coordinating the production of donor & alumni e-blasts, donor stewardship materials, and special acknowledgment letters, and drafting his/her own correspondence for review by supervisors;
  • Processing all gift transmittals for the department;
  • Helping to coordinate the annual scholarship event and assist with the implementation and execution of other stewardship programs as they are developed;
  • Helping to coordinate the Alumni Reunion and provide outreach efforts to alumni, students and volunteers;
  • Assisting key Annual Fund and Alumni Relations staff on new initiatives to engage the recent alumni population;
  • Coordinating and assisting to develop new smaller Alumni Relations initiatives and events;
  • Managing database entry and maintaining donor lists and event data entry to ensure database accuracy;
  • Representing the Development & Alumni Relations department with internal and external constituencies through written, verbal, and in-person interactions;
  • Assisting with vendor and site inquiry for special events
  • Assisting with prospect research and proposal development;
  • Performing other responsibilities and projects as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training and experience plus 2-years of related experience. Experience using Salesforce (or a comparable email broadcasting tool), CRM software, MS Office Suite, and a working knowledge of graphic design programs are also required.

The successful candidate must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills; be attentive to detail; and have the ability to work in fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.  S/he should have the ability to work proactively, both independently and as a team, and be able to exercise excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy in all interactions.  The incumbent will also possess the ability to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of confidentiality.   S/he must be able to accurately handle diverse projects and a large volume of detailed work simultaneously, and use good judgment in prioritizing work. 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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