Assistant Director of Development, Outreach & Program, Zuckerman Institute

Columbia University in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 2, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary 60000-70000
Employment Type Full-time

Reporting to the Director of Development of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, the Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the programmatic and outreach initiatives designed to develop a prospect pipeline for the Zuckerman Institute, steward existing donors, and raise general awareness of the Zuckerman Institute.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Under the guidance of the Director, successfully partners with university academic officers, administrators, volunteers, and across various units throughout the alumni and development community to promote the strategic vision of the Zuckerman Institute; leads all efforts supporting the Brain Series programs, Niarchos Brain Insight Lecture Series programs and high-level principal gifts science immersion experience targeting students, faculty and staff, alumni and prospective donors.

Continues development, planning, and execution of the signature
Zuckerman Institute event the Brain Series educational evenings held at the Carlyle Hotel for potential donors with $1 million plus capacity. The content for these evenings is done in consultation with the faculty highlighting Institute faculty, interdisciplinary partners and cutting-edge brain science related themes.

Partners with the Zuckerman Institute's Director of Development and Director of Outreach to successfully launch the Stavros Niarchos Brain Insight Lecture Series, our public lecture series. Although the Director of Outreach works with the advisory board on designing the lectures, the Assistant Director partners and supports the planning and execution of these large programs; collaborates with Director for a Spring launch of two (2) lectures that will eventually grow to four (4) lectures annually.

Creates a high-level prospect engagement events designed to bring prospects into the lab environment. Creates, develops, designs and implements other innovative prospect engagement opportunities, including a 'Lunch and Learn' series at financial institutions throughout NYC.

Partners with the Director on the development of a 'Circle of Friends'
program, implementing all the programmatic components of the 'Circle' including2 annual lunch meetings and 1 stewardship evening.

Strategically works to broaden the Zuckerman Institute base of engagement to non-Columbia affiliated potential donors; performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.  

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