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Associate Director, Class Giving

Columbia College

Associate Director, Class Giving

  • 533001
  • Morningside
  • Columbia College
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 23 2022
  • Grade 12
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $64,100 - $80,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Associate Director is an integral part of a dynamic fundraising team. Working closely with the Director of Class Giving, the officer manages a portfolio of alumni prospects and coordinates the fundraising efforts of 10-15 classes, including two or more reunion classes. The Associate Director works closely with alumni affinity groups to build a pipeline of leadership donors to Columbia College Fund Scholarships.


  • The incumbent will manage a portfolio of leadership annual fund donors. He/she will conduct a minimum of 110 prospect visits annually to cultivate and solicit prospects and close gifts. Focus on building out MGO level gifts and ask with goal of 10 solicitations at the $100K+ level. 
  • The Associate Director will manage the fundraising efforts of two or more reunion committees. 
  • Working closely with the Director of Class Giving, the incumbent will manage fundraising aspects of three or more Columbia College Fund Scholarships. The Associate Director will develop and implement a strategic plan for the marketing, donor acquisition, retention and stewardship of these affinity-based scholarships. The incumbent will also actively work on soliciting leadership gifts and multi-year commitments to these scholarships in partnership with alumni volunteers and other staff members. He/she will serve as a content expert about the College Fund Scholarships for volunteers and other frontline fundraising staff. 
  • Incumbent will take an active leadership role in CCAAD’s shared outcomes work around regional programming and events. Associate Director will identify opportunities to develop a cohort of regional prospects to cultivate through travel and programming. 
  • All other duties as assigned; may be asked to lead other ongoing projects.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience required (or equivalent combination of education and experience). 
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal and organization skills required and working knowledge of personal computers necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team essential. 

*Position will require many evening and weekend assignments and possible travel.*

**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed** 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fundraising and managing alumni volunteers in a higher education setting preferred.  

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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