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. 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. Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) is where the world connects for energy policy. CGEP’s mission is to enable public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world’s most pressing energy issues. It combines academic research with the experience of senior energy experts from government, academia, industry and non- governmental organizations.
The Senior Director of Development, Center on Global Energy Policy, will lead the strategy and planning of all development efforts related to donors and prospects interested in advancing the Center’s vision and mission. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Development, SIPA, as well as the Center’s Director, the Senior Director will join a robust development team supporting the School of International and Public Affairs and serve as the chief development officer to the Center on all aspects of fundraising. S/He will be comfortable working with high-net-worth individuals and internationally known academics and experts, and possess experience with corporate and foundation relations as well as individual giving. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the work of the Center and the desire to work in an organization focused on having an objective, independent voice in energy policy.