Job ID 2017-9690
Campus Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St
Posting Date 3/21/2017
Employee Classification Exempt
Department Institutional Advancement
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Posting Date 3/21/2017
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs (AD), the Director of Institutional Advancement's (DIA) primary responsibility is the identification, cultivation, solicitation and closure of gifts to support specific needs and priorities, initiatives and projects of the law school. In addition, the DIA manages communication and outreach strategies to individual gift prospects and coordinates/directs stewardship efforts for current donors. This individual works closely with the AD, Director of Annual Fund, Director of Alumni Affairs, Cardozo faculty, the Law School's Office of Career Services to develop individually tailored strategies targeted to each prospect. Prospects will include alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations.
- Manages a portfolio of 125 prospects with expectation of raising a minimum of $1M.
- Initiates and maintains contact with prospective donors. Active stewardship including face-to-face and written reports
- Develops relationships with Foundations and Corporations that can support particular programmatic needs - both academic and clinical - of the law school. Responsible for the enhancement of strategic relationships with foundations that secure funding in support of law school priorities
- Develops, writes, and presents proposals appropriate to donor's interest and financial situation
- Devises and recommends cultivation and solicitation strategies
- Determines and executes events and programs in support of development activities
- Oversight of the law school's Parents Council; managing the Council's activities and identifying prospect potential
- Oversight of Cardozo@Work Campaign and two giving societies: Dean's Leadership Circle and Young Leaders Circle
- Proactively engages development volunteers in a variety of roles, including identification, cultivation. Solicitation and events
- Interacts with internal contacts such as deans, directors, faculty, other IA staff (both Cardozo and YU)
Experience and Educational Background:
- Bachelor's degree required
- Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising or a related field, preferably in higher education or equivalent combination of education and experience
Skills and Competencies
- Proven ability to develop, cultivate and solicit strategies for a portfolio of prospects and donors
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Superior writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships with prospective donors and partnerships with faculty, law school and university administrators and deans
- Facile with and deep knowledge of fundraising data bases
- Extensive experience in working with, motivating, and organizing volunteers
- Strong organizational abilities, detail-oriented
- Must be able to work in a collaborative environment and committed to fostering a team culture
- Facility with planning, management, oversight of fundraising events
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.