Leadership Gift Officer

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Leadership Gift OfficerSchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawOffice:External RelationsFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is seeking applications for a Leadership Gift Officer. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for External Relations, he/she will develop programs and execute strategies to raise significant funds in support of the Law School’s institutional priorities, with an immediate focus on our Vision 2020 capital campaign.

The position personally manages a prospect portfolio of 150-200 prospects with an annual goal of 100-120 visits. The Leadership Gift Officer is expected to manage these relationships, to cultivate, solicit, and close gifts and steward both alumni and non-alumni donors, as well as help identify and research new prospects for the Law School. He/she will be responsible for developing customized briefing documents and solicitation materials as needed. He/she will also play an active role in donor stewardship programs and the creation of new programs to expand the Law School’s fund-raising capability. The Leadership Gift Officer will assume a lead role in the development and management of key cultivation and fund-raising events in relation to the Vision 2020 capital campaign. He/she will work closely with the Dean of the Law School, the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Assistant Dean for Communications and other alumni and development staff to promote the Law School’s strategic plan. He/she will also perform special projects as required by the Dean and Associate Dean for External Relations. The position has no direct reports.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required or higher and 5-7 years of progressive experience in development and demonstrated success in major gifts fund-raising. In addition, the candidate will be a proven leader and communicator who can articulate, verbally and in writing, the law school’s mission and strategic goals and expand the law school’s community of donors.

We are looking for a candidate with energy and enthusiasm, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills. Experience in higher education, particularly in a law school setting, is preferred. Some travel is required. Knowledge of the New York City and/or Long Island philanthropic community is desirable.
Application Instructions:Qualified and interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume via email to:
Lisa Berman, Associate Dean for External Relations;
email: [email protected]
Please include “Leadership Gift Officer” in the subject line.
Phone inquiries are specifically discouraged. Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:open until filledDate Posted: 10/04/2019Posting Number: 897472-19




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Posted: 10/5/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2020
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