Assistant Dean for Development
The Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations is the law school's senior development officer and is charged with leadership, direction, and coordination of the law school's institutional advancement efforts. The Assistant Dean is part of the Dean's executive leadership team and works closely with the Dean to set a strategic direction for the law school's advancement efforts, which include establishing and implementing overall development strategy; designing, implementing, and managing fundraising initiatives and annual, major, and planned gifts programs; cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects for the law school, including international prospects and foundation and corporate support; and ensuring the development of an effective alumni relations program. The Assistant Dean is responsible for coordination with Temple University's Office of Institutional Advancement; for managing and directing two full-time law school fundraising positions as well as additional part-time positions; and for working in collaboration with the law school's Board of Visitors, Law Foundation, Temple Law Alumni Association, and other alumni boards and affinity groups. This position will report to the Dean of the Law School and the Assistant Vice President for Development. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and at least five years of progressively responsible fundraising experience. Experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts and managing alumni relations and engagement. Demonstrated leadership and staff management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities: * Demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals. * Exceptional organizational and collaborative skills. * Supervisory skills that include motivational strategies for fundraising. * Knowledge of donor instruments including planned giving. * Computer literacy including knowledge of donor management software such as the Reeher Platform. * Ability to analyze metrics and reports. * Demonstrated presentation skills. * Ability to travel to off campus locations and work nights and/or weekends, as necessary. Preferred: * Masters or J.D. degree. * Record of success in strategic fundraising in higher education * Knowledge or understanding of law schools and legal practice. * Experience developing and working on a significant capital campaign. 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. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.