Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations CST

Philadelphia, USA, Pennsylvania
Oct 04, 2017
Temple University
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the College of Science and Technology (CST), reporting to the AVP (Institutional Advancement) and the Senior Associate Dean of the CST, will create and drive the strategy as well as lead and manage the staff and operations for fundraising and alumni relations for CST. Additionally, the Assistant Dean will cultivate and manage relationships with current and prospective donors, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding those with capacity for gifts of $100,000 and higher.

This individual will work closely with Institutional Advancement central operations to leverage the resources available to increase the dollars and donor base for the unit. Serving as a liaison between both, this individual will align unit-based priorities with those of institutional leadership. The Assistant Dean will serve on the Dean's administrative leadership team and will create and implement strategies designed to support the funding of the dean's priorities. The individual will collaborate with senior staff and faculty in the college as well as other colleagues throughout Temple University.

This person must be a highly energetic, driven, organized, intellectually curious and enthusiastic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and facilitating meaningful gifting opportunities and partnerships. To be successful, the individual must work collaboratively and strategically, demonstrate good judgment and professionalism, and evidence a strong knowledge and use of principles, ethics and best practices of successful fundraising. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least five to seven years of progressively responsible higher/education fundraising experience with a proven track record of closing six to seven figure gifts. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Possess strong written, presentation, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills

*Maintain a sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated

*Demonstrate initiative and ability to work in a timely manner with multiple deadlines and priorities

*Experience in employee development and performance management preferred

*Demonstrate ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds

*Ability and willingness to travel and work evening and weekend hours required

*Computer literacy with knowledge of Banner or similar donor management software


*Master's Degree

This position requires a background check.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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