Reporting to the Dean of the School of Professional
Studies and serving as a member of the School’s Executive
Committee, the Associate Dean is responsible for the following
Contributing to the strategic planning and
operational oversight of the School as a member of the Executive
Developing and administering a coordinated effort to
establish and strengthen relationships with targeted internal and
external School constituents
Raising private funds and developing external
sponsorships to support the priorities of the School
Overseeing effective recognition and stewardship for
all alumni, donors, and friends.
The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean in
providing leadership and management support for Alumni Affairs
including governance, public relations, communications, and
outreach. The Associate Dean oversees the budget of the
Alumni Relations & Development team, including funds earmarked
for business development, fundraising, and alumni affairs.
Specifically, in partnership with the Dean, the
Associate Dean will focus on the following core areas:
Stakeholder Management: Cultivates and provides
leadership and oversight to the Board of Overseers; Executives in
Residence; Alumni Advisory Council; and targeted list of ‘SPS
Development: Fosters relationships with corporate
partners, donors, and other friends that result in financial
support and sponsorships that advance the School’s
Alumni Engagement: Cultivates an engagement and
support community for the School’s global network of alumni.
Outreach: Serves as a representative for the School
including speaking engagements, convenings, meetings, and written
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree is
- Eight years of related experience
Demonstrated expertise is required in the following:
- Business development, fundraising, alumni affairs, and/or
- Relationship management and in cultivating/pursuing
institutional and corporate relationships
- Strategy, organizational management, and leadership.
- Experience in leading and managing teams and an ability to be a
high-level representative of the School. Excellent interpersonal,
oral, and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and strong organization and
time management skills.
Ability to perform non-routine work with ever-changing
priorities, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a proven
consultative and client service approach to solving business
problems and addressing new opportunities.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified