Associate Dean for Development

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

New York , New York

Founded in 1754 as King’s College by royal charter of King George II, Columbia University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth-oldest in the United States. It is a private, non-denominational research university with world-class undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Both global and local in focus, the University is engaged in a wide range of educational and research initiatives around the world. The University’s talented students and faculty from some 150 countries engage with each other in the breadth of cultural, scientific and business enterprises that make New York one of the most exciting places in the world.

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Founded in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, it is the largest, most diverse school of its kind in the United States. The School's mission is to support the global public interest by educating students to serve and to lead. It is a unique blend of academic learning, applied experiences and skills, and engages key areas of relevance for business, governance and civil society.

The Opportunity

The Associate Dean for Development will work 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. 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 and gift planning. Providing leadership and management is an important component to this position as is continuing the work of building relationships with alumni, family and friends who have an interest in SIPA’s mission. A keen interest in the role international and public affairs plays to advance solutions to critical global issues is essential to a candidate’s success.