Based in the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development's New York City office, reporting to the Cornell Law School Annual Fund Director, with a dotted line to Northeast Corridor Executive Director of Development, the Assistant Director\Leadership Gift Officer is responsible for developing philanthropic connections through engagement, cultivation and solicitation of an assigned portfolio. This includes cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current use, annual fund gifts between $5,000 to $100,000, and multi-year commitments up to $250,000 to build a strong base of support for current operations and major gifts pipeline development. Additional effort is devoted to building the Law School's overall Annual Fund program through prospect discovery and the development of strategies and work plans, which include increased engagement of alumni prospects through events, volunteer opportunities, and communication strategies with the end result of increased financial support for the Law School. The successful candidate will participate in an initial 30-day training period in Ithaca, NY, with housing provided.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2-3 years' relevant experience. The ability to manage complex relationships. Proven skills as a collaborator willing to work in a team and with individuals across the University as well as Law School faculty, key alumni, donors, volunteers and executive staff. Superiorverbal and written communications skills; the ability to speak and present credibly about legal education and the goals and mission of Cornell and the Cornell Law School. Effective organizational skills, strong detail orientation, and high motivation to work independently. A high degree of personal motivation and integrity and a commitment to values that support Cornell's mission to foster initiative, integrity, and excellence in an environment of collegiality, civility and responsible stewardship. Ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including mutually agreed upon targets for fundraising goals. Must beable towork infast-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. Must be able and willing to work occasional weekends, evenings, and to travel extensively on behalf of Cornell Law School. Demonstrated proficiency with technology (particularly Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)) and knowledge of relational database management systems and ability to work with complex data for analysis (experience with PeopleSoft and OBIEE a plus).
2 or more years direct experience in Development, Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Public Relations. Experience in annual fund or short-cycle campaign fundraising. Prior experience in fund-raising for law, business school, or other professional school environment.
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Annual Fund Officer II
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