Position Summary The Athletics Development Assistant will assist the department by Ensuring effective and accurate communications with Gift Systems, the Advance Database System, and other Columbia Athletics and Office of Alumni & Development colleagues. aiding and coordinating strategic reporting and analytics for the unit; providing research on giving history and capability of alumni, identifying and recruiting volunteers, and working directly with coaches and other staff in Athletics; and Maintaining contact information of alumni, parents, student-athletes and friends in the Advance Database System Responsibilities; -Works closely with the Associate Director of Athletics Development on creating and implementing a support plan for the Office of Athletics Development. -Assists with Athletics Development’s e-marketing strategy and other electronic platforms, including the microsite. -Leads the departments’ communications with Gift Systems, the Advance Database System, and other Columbia Athletics and Office of Alumni & Development colleagues. -Creates communication plans and presentations for select meetings and events. -Supports the Director of Athletics Development around annual and major gift solicitations and manages Giving Day strategy and implementation with the Director of Athletics Development. -Assist with Athletics volunteer groups, including the Varsity C Club, in partnership with Athletics Department staff; solicits volunteers, and helps volunteer solicitors to raise gifts (to The Fund for Excellence and to sports programs) from key populations. -Assists with developing, managing and executing select strategic plan initiatives -Staffs Athletics Events and sports program events, as determined by the Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education and the Director, Athletics Development. -Assists with managing the department’s annual budget. -Coordinates the development of the Annual Report. -Assists with the tracking and stewardship of the football benefits program.
Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.
Minimum of 0-2 years' related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
Weekend and evening work is required.
Prior knowledge and experience with the Advance database application preferred.
Understanding of the mission and purpose of institutions of higher education is strongly preferred.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.