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The Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development (Associate Dean) is responsible for formulating and executing an integrated program of development and alumni-relations programs to maximize support for Cornell Law School. The Associate Dean will serve as chief development officer for, and manager of, the Law School's alumni affairs and development program, with responsibility for building private philanthropic support from a wide range of fundraising initiatives in the range of $10M or more annually. S/He will provide professional support for the Dean and the Law School's Advisory Council, which will involve serving as a member of the Dean's senior leadership team; leading the development of overall fundraising and alumni outreach strategies to include the Dean's involvement with prospects and donors to maximize support; prioritizing and coordinating Dean and faculty involvement in alumni affairs and development related events; ensuring all supporting information is prepared and available for the Dean; and ensuring that there is an effective link between the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development and the Dean. In collaboration with the Dean, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, Sr. Associate VP of Cornell Development, and the Associate VP for College Alumni Affairs and Development, the Associate Dean will set campaign and annual fundraising goals for the school.
The Associate Dean will promote the Law School to internal and external constituencies, and effectively pair interests with prospective sources of external support. S/He will coordinate prospective initiatives with individual giving officers and other Alumni Affairs and development colleagues. The Associate Dean will serve as a major gifts officer for 25-50 prospective donors with the capacity to give $100,000 or more. Travel is expected on average eight days per month in support of Law School priorities, including personal cultivation and solicitation visits and events. The Associate Dean will act as prime or secondary for assigned prospects, and help to create cultivation and solicitation strategies with prospect managers. S/He will provide leadership and vision for AAD staff assigned to the Law School and with Law School prospective donors in an effort to help raise fundraising results to the next level. The Associate Dean will plan and coordinate events on and off campus. S/He will build and steward firm and corporate relationships on behalf of the Law School. Duties will also include hiring, training, mentoring, managing, and evaluating staff, as well developing and overseeing an annual budget. The Associate Dean will serve on division-wide committees and tasks forces that support the further development of the Law School's and University's alumni affairs and development program.
Bachelor's degree with more than 10 years of experience, or equivalent.
A strong record of major and principal gift fundraising experience, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship.
Particular strength in developing strategic and comprehensive fundraising plans, executing against these plans to achieve goals and objectives, developing fundraising strategies,
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (verbal and written)
S/He must possess the enthusiasm and drive to influence the interplay between College fundraising priorities and a hybrid fundraising organization
Advanced degree in law, business, or related field.
Seasoned fundraising professional with experience working in a large, complex institution or university with professional schools.
Experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires; knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in global philanthropy.
Specific experience working for a law school would be beneficial.
Knowledge of nurturing fundraising, working with high-level individuals to advance relationships that will lead to their investment in priority areas.
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
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AAD Program Director II
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