The Director of Development in the College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for the strategic management of a comprehensive fundraising program addressing the Dean's priorities. In coordination with the Associate Dean, the Director leads the college's major gifts, leadership gifts, annual fund, and stewardship efforts, oversees the operations of the A&S AAD office, and directs engagement and development efforts for key departments in the college. The Director oversees the prospect management of Major Gifts Officers (MGOs) in the A&S AAD office.
The Director leads the major and leadership gifts program in the A&S AAD office and supervises a group of MGOs in the college. The Director continually develops major gift prospect portfolios and implements the prospect assignment process for A&S MGOs. The Director devises strategies for engagement in alignment with college priorities, fundraising and otherwise. The Director also leads the stewardship activities for the college, ensuring that all gifts are appropriately acknowledged in a timely fashion, while creating initiatives to recognize endowment and other significant giving in dynamic and innovative ways.
The Director is responsible for managing relationships with Major Gift Officers outside of the A&S AAD office and assisting with strategies that further enhance awareness and support of liberal arts at Cornell among major gift prospects. The Director is also the primary liaison in the college AAD office to central development's Leadership Gifts Program. The Director is frequently in contact with individuals outside of the University, as well as with members of the college's faculty and staff, and members of the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development
Job Description Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree, with 5 or more years of experience in Development, Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, Business Development and/or Public Relations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of nurturing fundraising, individual giving and corporate/foundation giving.
Ability to effectively represent the University and the College to both internal and external audiences.
Excellent supervisory skills, strong organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work as part of a team.
High level of motivation and integrity.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Ability to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively and think creatively to problem-solve.
Ability to manage and work productively with volunteers.
Proficiency with a PC and with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Filemaker, and Powerpoint).
Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced, demanding environment while using sound judgment in decision making and in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature, while meeting competing deadlines.
Master's degree. Knowledge of highly-complex university environment.
Proficiency with networked information systems
-Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
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