The Director of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for providing strategic leadership for development, alumni relations, and special events that support the mission of Touro Law Center. The successful candidate will be a proven goal-oriented, entrepreneurial, and resourceful development professional. The position is responsible for implementing and coordinating a comprehensive advancement program that integrates fundraising, alumni relations, and stewardship, to promote deeper engagement with the Law Center. This includes building and growing the level of private donor support from alumni and other individuals, law firms, corporations, etc. This also includes developing and managing a significant portfolio of annual and major gifts prospects that incorporates research identification and cultivation of new prospects. The Director will help to guide a special events strategy that represents a thorough understanding of the integral role special events play in donor development and institutional advancement. The position requires that the candidate demonstrate solid relationship skills, communication skills, a passion for the Law Center’s mission, and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue.
In all duties and responsibilities, the successful candidate will have the proactive drive and infectious enthusiasm that will motivate individuals to support the Law Center and will motivate advancement staff, alumni leadership, and other constituencies to achieve their goals. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Dean of Institutional Advancement will oversee the annual fund prospect identification, prospect cultivation, stewardship, alumni relations, and special events and will supervise the IA Administrative Assistant and the Associate Director of Annual Fund and Special Events. The successful candidate will carry his/her own portfolio of prospects and is expected to raise a significant portion of the annual fundraising goal. The candidate will demonstrate that they have a strong work ethic, a high-level of integrity and a focused commitment to achieve the goals of the department. The candidate will have a record of accomplishment as an exceptional communicator in writing as well as verbally. The candidate should have experience in face-to-face solicitation and drafting solicitation letters and donor correspondence as well as a proven record of exceeding fundraising goals.
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