Associate Director of Alumni Affairs

New York, NY
Jul 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Yeshiva University

Job ID 2017-9841
Campus Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St
Posting Date 7/10/2017
Employee Classification Exempt
Department Institutional Advancement - Alumni Affairs
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Posting Date 7/10/2017


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.

The Position:

Working under the general guidance of and reporting to the Director of Alumni Affairs, the Associate Director of Alumni Affairs works to expand and strengthen the engagement of Cardozo's more than 13,000 alumni to the law school and to one another. The expectation is that the Associate Director, through initiatives and one-to-one contact, will expand the number of alumni who participate in the life of the law school and ultimately, make an annual gift to the law school.


  • Manage annual Reunion celebration consisting of seven classes:
    • Create plan to maximize participation
    • Reconnect alumni to each other and Cardozo
    • Organize class committees and activate leaders
    • Manage event logistics and communications
    • Work with Director of Annual Fund on class fundraising goals and competitions. Expectation - to rise $300,000
  • Work closely with Director of Alumni Affairs on Annual Alumni Gala:
    • Help with event logistics
    • Fundraising, communications and tracking participation. Annual Gala raises a minimum of $300,000.
  • Manage with Director of Career Services the Alumni/Student Mentor Program:
    • Recruit alumni mentors and develop strategy to maintain active participation between alumni and students
    • Organize alumni/student mentor events
  • Mentor and supervise Alumni Coordinator on expanding the Recent Graduates (RG) Program:
    • Help to organize RG committee
    • Assist with organizing professional development event series to assist alumni new to the legal profession/work force,
    • Assist with organizing social opportunities and other ways to keep graduates connected to the law school
    • Cultivate members to join the Young Leaders Circle
    • Work with the Junior Advisory Board (JAB)
  • Manage Alumni Practice Groups;
    • Maintain active committees
    • Help develop strategy for alumni to stay connected to each other
    • Meet new alumni colleagues and serve as mentors to Cardozo students
    • Help to organize events that serve as hot topic educational opportunities
  • Alumni Regional Clubs:
    • Manage current clubs and activate new ones
    • Help to organize annual Dean-visit events
    • Maintain active participation of regional leadership committees
    • Connect visiting/summer interning students to regional alumni
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Co- manage BALLSA
    • Manage OUTlaw and LL.M. alumni committees: identify leaders, activate and maintain participation
    • Organize annual Pride Brunch event
    • Assist the students on their annual E. Nathaniel Gates Award event
    • Work with the Director of the Annual Fund to create giving campaigns for the Cardozo Fund for LGBT Rights and BALLSA Alumni Scholarship
    • Organize BALLSA Annual Meeting and annual BALLSA Alumni Group Dinner;
    • Work with MLSA student groups; collaborate with the Dean of International and Graduate Programs and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Ballsa dinner raises $50K.
  • Work with the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association
    • Attend and present at meetings
    • Manage alumni events calendar
    • Help to brand and expand social media presence
    • Attend and lend support at events
  • Provide support to the 3L Class Gift Program and other Institutional Advancement fundraising campaigns
  • Work with Director of Alumni Affairs on achieving stewardship goals
  • Develop alumni incentives program


Experience and Educational Background:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years alumni experience in a university setting or comparable community building and volunteer management experience.
  • Extensive experience in working with, motivating, and organizing volunteers

Skills and Competencies:
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment and committed to fostering a team culture
  • Spirited, energetic, sense of humor, flexibility, love of community building.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities, detail-oriented
  • Able to cultivate partnerships

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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