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Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell College of Engineering

Company: LLLS for Cornell University

Based in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a leading privately endowed research university and as the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University has a responsibility – unique within the Ivy League –  to make contributions in fields of knowledge to help improve the quality of life in its state, the nation, and the world.


Its global campus footprint in Ithaca, New York City, Doha, Qatar and other regions across the world serves 21,500 students. To provide these students with the highest level of education possible, Cornell University employs more than 9,500 faculty and staff. Its entire workforce – faculty and staff – contribute to the fabric of the community and the possibility for building on a long and recognized tradition of alumni relations and development excellence.


Cornell University’s College of Engineering is a rigorous and dynamic intellectual community that plays an important role in the interdisciplinary life of a uniquely broad and renowned research-intensive university.


According to Cornell College of Engineering Dean Lance Collins, “Our goals for the next decade will propel Cornell Engineering to the forefront of education and research in Engineering and a position among the top-five best engineering schools in the United States.” 


The incoming Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development is a seasoned and strategic advancement professional, who will serve as the primary thought partner to Dean Collins, a visionary and accomplished academic leader, who is also an unrelenting fundraiser. 


Working at one of the top engineering schools in the country, which is also one of the highest-performing fundraising units at Cornell University, the Associate Dean will provide strategic direction to a team of eight, with particular focus on high-level gift solicitations. In addition to managing his/her own portfolio of top prospects, the Associate Dean is an internal collaborator who will sustain strong and critical relationships with the central advancement team, including the principal gifts team.  


Advancement professionals who bring an understanding and appreciation of engineering, science, and medical research, coupled with management experience and a track record of closing principal gifts, will thrive working with one of the best constituencies at Cornell University.


To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at


Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. It is a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.