Posting Number 2018-5467 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2018-12-20 Union N/A School/Division University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006) Department Name : Schools & Institutes FT/PT Full-Time
New York University (NYU) seeks an Assistant Dean of Development for Arts and Science to lead the development operation of the university's largest academic unit and one of its central intellectual pillars. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Schools and Institutes in University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) and partnering closely with the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS), the Assistant Dean will create and execute the overall strategy for philanthropy and alumni engagement for this critical component of the university. The Assistant Dean will build upon NYU's impressive trajectory and leverage the spirit of innovation and creativity to accomplish a minimum of $44 million dollars raised annually. The Assistant Dean will provide strong leadership and management for a team of six or more professionals, including skilled fundraisers who in turn work closely with assigned deans, faculty and department assignments. The Assistant Dean will cultivate, solicit and steward top donors for Arts and Science personally and in partnership with the deans. They will carry a personal portfolio of 50 to 70 active prospects and collaborate university-wide based on donor interests, as appropriate; simultaneously supporting the deans and assigned development staff in managing portfolios of their top prospects.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Graduate Degree
Required Experience: 10 years' progressively responsible experience in development, at least 5 of which must be in a managerial capacity, or equivalent combination. Must include experience raising seven figure gifts and supporting a dean or leader with a nonprofit.
Preferred Experience: Experience in an academic environment working with faculty and deans.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability and experience in managing a development staff and interacting with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to strategize, interact effectively with alumni, faculty, donors, and officers, and to meet fundraising goals. The candidate will be an accomplished, strategic fundraising professional with at least ten years of proven, successful leadership experience in advancement, management and performance coaching, constituency engagement, and campaign management, preferably in a complex academic environment. They must possess strong analytical, managerial, strategic planning, and motivational skills; a keen understanding of advancement best practices; a comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, and a track record of significant personal success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors at the major and principal gift levels. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a high level of integrity and character, and exhibit the maturity, sophistication, and credibility to effectively engage and partner with key internal and external stakeholders. Equally important are extraordinary communication and negotiation skills as well as political savvy and flexibility. The ideal candidate must have a deep understanding of and passion for the mission, goals, and aspirations of New York University.
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.