Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution, is looking for an Assistant Dean for Development to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division in the appealing city of Ithaca, NY.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of three schools: The School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). The college delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs and initiatives creating collaborative, comprehensive business management practices with roughly 240 faculty, 900 staff, more than 3,200 students, and over 40,000 alumni. It is an exciting time to join the college AAD team. The college will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2021. The Johnson School will be celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the School of Hotel Administration its 100th.
Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Strategically manages a comprehensive development program that executes on the dean's philanthropic priorities.
In partnership with the Associate Dean, the Assistant Dean leads the college's major gifts fundraising program.
Manages and mentors the major gift fundraising team, currently comprised of 7 frontline fundraisers, 2 Major Gift Associates, and 2 Administrative Assistants, for the College and serves as point person/liaison with the central Major Gifts organization.
Oversees prospect management among MGOs on the SC Johnson College AAD team.
Manages relationships with individual giving officers outside of the SC Johnson College to assist with prospect strategies that further enhance awareness of and support for the SC Johnson College among major gift prospects.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
7-10 years of related experience, or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience as a strong and effective manager.
Able to prioritize multiple projects/assignments under pressure with extremely tight deadlines.
Excellent planning, coordinating, and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and effective oral & written communication skills.
Ability to analyze and solve problems.
Negotiating skills. Flexibility, good judgment, integrity, and agility are essential.
Proficient in Word and Excel. Travel and working evenings and weekends will be required.
Knowledge of gift planning instruments and ability to market them to alumni.
Experience in working in development in higher education.
Volunteer management experience would be beneficial.
Knowledge of Cornell.
Sense of humor.
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
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