Assistant Dean for Development, Computing and Information Science Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

A leading, privately-endowed research university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University strives to be a model university for the interweaving of liberal education and fundamental knowledge with practical education and impact on societal and world problems. This Ivy League university has earned a reputation as one of the top ten research institutions in the world while also offering the highest level of education possible. With an extraordinarily loyal alumni base and deeply committed volunteers, Cornell University is considered one of the nation’s highest-performing fundraising operations, historically ranked in the top five to ten annually. Its most recent campaign, Cornell Now — The Campaign for Cornell, raised over $6B and set new records for dollars raised and participation. Known for bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, groundbreaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments and entrepreneurial and commercial impact, Computing and Information Science (CIS) affirms Cornell’s commitment to redefine the 21st century American university.

The Opportunity

Computing and Information Science seeks a creative and collaborative development leader to act as its next Assistant Dean for Development. As Cornell University prepares to enter its next multi-billion-dollar campaign, the Assistant Dean will provide leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of CIS alumni and fundraising activities and play a critical role in developing new outreach and strategies that build on the school’s strong foundation of philanthropic giving. S/He will forge and advance strong relationships with alumni and friends that result in philanthropic contributions to CIS through portfolio management of high capacity major gift prospects. Serving as the Dean’s thought partner and as a member of the senior management team, the successful candidate will be an intellectually curious, motivated, broad thinker with a demonstrated ability in securing major gifts.

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