Development & Partnerships Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




560 West 168th Street
New York
New York
United States


Reporting to the Executive Director of Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare (JNVH) at Columbia University, the Development & Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing the development function for JNVH. 

Specific responsibilities will include:


- Working with the Executive Director to develop and manage the annual fundraising plan;

- Managing donation processing and the acknowledgment process;

- Working with the Executive Director to identify and develop grant proposals and manage the post-award administration including required reporting;

- Developing annual mailed appeal for various audiences including current donors, prospects, alumni, and JNVH Advisory Board members;

- Conducting prospect research and assisting with the preparation of correspondence and materials for meetings and presentations with foundations and donors; 

- Managing the coordination of fundraising and donor cultivation events including overseeing the planning and preparation of regular communications with prospective donors;

- Preparing and presenting fundraising reports for the Executive Director and Advisory Board;

- Maintaining donor files and the donor database system (e-Tapestry) including keeping updated contact lists for e-newsletters, mailings, events, etc.;

- Managing and producing the quarterly e-newsletter;

- Monitoring the website for both content and design, and making updates as needed;

- Responding to donation inquiries via phone, email and through the website;

- Performing other related duties as needed.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four (4) years of related experience. 

The Manager must have work experience in a development capacity with the ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize appropriately. The individual in this role will have exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and be able to interact with all levels of staff and project stakeholders. S/He must be detail-oriented and organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful incumbent will be able to exercise sound judgment and discretion when working with sensitive and confidential information.

The Manager must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and have experience working with donor management systems (preferably e-Tapestry).  

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in business, healthcare management or administration, nursing, public health, non-profit management, or a related field of study is preferred for this position. Previous work experience within a non-profit or grant-making foundation is a plus. 

A working knowledge of online marketing systems (e.g., MailChimp), social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), and CMS software (e.g., WordPress) is preferable for this role.  

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree