Established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for Columbia University students, Columbia Business School (CBS) has today become one of the most selective and highly-ranked business schools in the world. Since its founding, Columbia Business School has charted a course of continual growth and the development of new business practices through its unwavering commitment to research, ongoing curricular innovations, and a steadily expanding global reach. Columbia has consistently been ranked among the top business schools in the world by BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. It is one of only two U.S. business schools currently ranked in the top ten of each of these five major publications. The school is working toward a $400 million campaign to support the construction of a new campus in the western portion of Harlem, known as Manhattanville.
Columbia Business School is seeking a highly experienced fundraising leader and articulate spokesperson to fill the role of Vice Dean for External Relations and Development. The Vice Dean will lead the overall external relations and development program of the Business School, including making policy recommendations and formulating strategy for principal gifts, major gifts, and annual fund; alumni relations; external affairs and marketing; and corporate and foundation relations. With the larger university campaign underway, the Vice Dean for External Relations and Development will be a key partner to Dean Glenn Hubbard and will work in close collaboration with the Business School faculty, administrators and staff in fulfilling the $400 million Columbia Business School Campaign.