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.
Founded 120 years ago, Cornell Law School has grown into a top tier law school that offers cutting-edge scholarship in a close-knit intellectual community. With J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. programs, Cornell Law provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for its 600 students. The faculty in this program are nationally recognized for scholarly productivity and influence.
Cornell University is seeking an enterprising and accomplished development professional to continue to expand the law school’s profile and reputation. The Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell Law School manages a staff of 13 and will have the opportunity to exercise innovative direction and strategic vision as a leader within the alumni affairs and development department. In addition to securing major gifts, the Associate Dean will be a broad thinker ready to seek out interdisciplinary and transformational gifts with a global impact. The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years of experience. A law or business background is preferred.