CUNY School of Law is the #1 public interest law school in the country. Founded in 1983, we train lawyers to serve historically underrepresented communities and work towards greater diversity in the legal profession. Our motto, ???law in the service of human needs,??? infuses everything we do.
The Executive Director for Institutional Advancement is the chief advancement officer forthe law school. The Executive Director for Institutional Advancement provides leadership and vision,administration, coordination, and budgetary/financial oversight for the Advancement Division, and is charged with creating and driving strategy, as well as leading and managing the staff and operations for fundraising, external and government relations, alumni engagement, and communications/marketing.
The Executive Director for Institutional Advancement will serve on the Dean???s administrative leadership team and will create and implement strategies designed to support the funding and implementation of the dean???s priorities. This person must be a highly energetic, driven, organized, intellectually curious, and enthusiastic professional with a track record of facilitating meaningful gifting opportunities and partnerships. To be successful, the individual must work collaboratively and strategically, demonstrate good judgmentand professionalism, and evidence a strong knowledge and use of principles, ethics, and best practices of successful fundraising. This position will report to the Dean of the Law School.
Oversees the planning, strategy, priorities, and evaluation of the three Advancement pillars within the division: Alumni Relations, Communications/Marketing, and Development
Directs and implements a strategic vision for strengthening CUNY Law???s relationshipswith
external and internal audiences through comprehensive donor and alumni engagement, alumni programs, special events and campaigns, advancement communications, stewardship, and otheractivities
Works closely with the dean, the Foundation Board, senior leadership, faculty, staff, and alumni to help secure financial support for the annual fund, as well as the Law School???s strategicpriorities
Executes principal gift strategies to secure transformational gifts for the Law School???s institutional priorities
Effectively manages a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation donors andprospects,primarily those rated as capable of giving $100,000 andabove
Manages the CUNY Law Foundation Board in all advancement-related activities, and coordinates with the Law School???s other boards as needed
Develops and undertakes strategies that will attract endowment funds to support student scholarships, faculty research, and other law school needs.
Oversees key messages, content and strategy for major alumni and donor publications toensurealignment withinstitution'sstrategy,brand,style, andmessaging
Oversees support by Communications of admissions, career development, academics, student affairs, and other divisions
Provides leadership in developing a culture and climate of philanthropy and work with alumni and the campus community to address the College's funding needs and opportunities
In partnership with Finance & Administration, ensures appropriate internal and external reporting are prepared and disseminated in a timely manner, and that appropriate best practices are followed in relation to documentation and other legal requirements
Oversees proposals and budget development in coordination with Finance & Administration for programs and grants management activity to comply with legal requirements and best practices
Directs government relations efforts, including city, state, and federal grant andprojectdevelopment, analysis, andpresentation
Serves as an ambassador for CUNY Law, Institutional Advancement, and the Foundation with external and internal audiences to increase the school???s recognition around the city and beyond
Oversees the planning, organization, direction, and evaluation of institutional advancement activities and assures that critical functions of admissions, career development, academics, student affairs, and external relations are supported through effective communications, public relations, alumni relations, and fundraising efforts.
Manages and supports Institutional Advancement personnel, including supporting theirgrowth
Keeps abreast of relevant current best practices, emerging trends, and innovative resources, evaluates effectiveness, and educates others accordingly
Serves as a member of the Law School Senior Leadership/Dean???sCabinet
Establishes and maintains collaborative and effective working relationships with a diverse group of division and department heads, as well as staff and faculty members.
Performs other related duties asneeded
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.
Master's degree or other advanceddegree.
Aptitude with technology to facilitate fundraising and digitalengagement.
Successful fundraising experience including: managing and analyzing donor relations processes, alumni and donor databases, annual fund, planned giving, and major gifts.
Experience working with and/or managing a communications and marketing team ispreferred.
Leadership experience on a capital campaign ispreferred.
Experience in a higher education environment and/or publicly funded institutions ispreferred.
Experience in working with external boards and foundations ispreferred.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse group ofconsituents.
Knowledge of, and facility with, best practices inadvancement.
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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
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This position will remain open until filled.
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CUNY School of Law is the nation’s #1 public interest law school; its dual mission to practice law in the service of human needs and transform the teaching, learning, and practice of law to include those it has excluded, marginalized, and oppressed make it a singular institution. As the only publicly funded law school in New York City, CUNY Law increases access to excellent legal training through this mission.