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Assistant Director, Law Annual Fund/Leadership Gift Officer

Company: Cornell University
Date Posted: August 1, 2014

Reporting to the Cornell Law School Annual Fund Director, the Assistant Director\Leadership Gift Officeris responsible for developing philanthropic connections through engagement, cultivation and solicitationof an assigned portfolio. This includes cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current use, annual fundgifts between $5,000 to $100,000, and multi-year commitments up to $250,000 to build a strong base ofsupport for current operations and major gifts pipeline development. Additional effort is devoted tobuilding the Law School’s overall Annual Fund program through development of strategies and workplans 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills,information systemsknowledge, etc.A Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2-3 years’ relevant experience. The ability to manage complexrelationships. Proven skills as a collaborator willing to work in a team and with individuals across theUniversity 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 educationand the goals and mission of Cornell and the Cornell Law School. Effective organizational skills, strongdetail orientation, and high motivation to work independently. A high degree of personal motivation andintegrity and a commitment to values that support Cornell’s mission to foster initiative, integrity, andexcellence in an environment of collegiality, civility and responsible stewardship. Ability to work in asystem that emphasizes measurable objectives, including mutually agreed upon targets for fundraisinggoals. Must be able to work in fast-paced, demanding environment while using sound judgment indecision making and in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature whilemeeting competing deadlines. Must be able and willing to work occasional weekends, evenings, and totravel extensively on behalf of Cornell Law School. Demonstrated proficiency with technology (particularlyMicrosoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)) and knowledge of relational databasemanagement systems and ability to work with complex data for analysis (experience with PeopleSoft andHyperion Brio a plus).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.2 or more years direct experience in Development, Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or PublicRelations. Experience in annual fund or short-cycle campaign fundraising. Prior experience infund-raising for law, business school, or other professional school environment.