Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement

Job Locations US-NY-Central Islip
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Monday-Friday, evenings and weekends for events
Hours Per Week
Alumni Affairs/Development


    The Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement reports to the Dean as a member of the Law School’s senior leadership team and is the senior administrative officer for the Law School’s Office of Institutional Advancement. The Assistant Dean is a dotted line report to the Touro College Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Assistant Dean leads fundraising and external relations for the Law Center and is responsible for strategic oversight and management of the law school’s resource development donor relations alumni relations events marketing and communications to support the mission of Touro Law Center. The Assistant Dean will work with a wide range of departments students alumni and faculty to develop and implement strategies to promote fundraising objectives law school programs events and accomplishments to engage alumni participation and support. The Assistant Dean is engaged in building relationships with a diverse range of alumni prospective donors community leaders law firm partners corporate executives and elected officials and their staffs. The successful candidate will be a proven goal-oriented entrepreneurial and resourceful development professional. The person in this position is responsible for developing and managing a significant portfolio of annual and major gifts prospects that incorporates research identification and cultivation of new prospects. The Assistant Dean will help guide a special events strategy that represents a thorough understanding of the integral role special events play in donor development and institutional advancement. 


  • In all duties and responsibilities the Assistant Dean will have the proactive drive and infectious enthusiasm that will motivate individuals to support the Law Center and motivate advancement staff alumni leadership and other constituencies to achieve their goals.
  • Strategically design and oversee the institutional advancement program for the school.
  • Oversees major gifts for the annual fund, prospect identification, prospect cultivation, stewardship, alumni relations, a planned giving program, and special events and will supervise advancement staff as appropriate.
  • Engages in face-to-face solicitation foundation and corporate relations annual fund solicitation, program solicitation, governmental relations donor cultivation, stewardship budget preparation, and administration long and short range planning.
  • Has a proven record of exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Manages the fundraising program of the law school. Works directly with the Dean faculty administrators and the School’s Board of Governors to translate law school strategic efforts and priorities into donor strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Touro College Office of Institutional Advancement in establishing best practices for reporting metrics fundraising and programmatic initiatives especially as they relate to establishing joint interdisciplinary programs with other divisions of the College.
  • Conceives, creates, develops, implements, evaluates, and manages fundraising programs and strategies to meet predetermined goals and objectives.
  • Develops implements and tracks overall performance of fundraising staff utilizing sound fundraising metrics.
  • Directs implements and evaluates long and short-range strategic planning. Responsible for developing implementing and leading a successful fundraising campaign that is in tandem with the needs and plans of the Dean and senior law school leadership.
  • Directs the overall strategy for prospecting researching cultivation solicitation and stewardship.
  • Builds and sustains positive and mutually rewarding relations between the Law Center and its donors and donor prospects. Success will be measured by donor engagement event participation the number of new donors brought in and dollars raised.
  • Possesses a deep knowledge of best practice fundraising principles including planned giving vehicles.
  • Grows major gifts scholarship gifts and Alumni Leadership Giving.
  • Increases alumni support and alumni participation and effectively involve increasing numbers of alumni in the life of the school.Additional Responsibilities:
  • Facilitates alumni communication and promote the reputation of the Law Center by working with the Director of Communications to produce quality communications including monthly e-newsletters print publications and social media pieces.
  • Creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership inclusion a philosophy of collaboration a strong team orientation and active participation in law school activities.



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively increasing fundraising achievements including success in securing 4 5 and 6 figure gifts.
  • Proven ability to solicit major gifts ($500000+).

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities

  • Comfort level working with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
  • Able to think strategically meet deadlines make timely decisions and work independently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as the leader of the Institutional Advancement team.
  • High energy, creative, organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to be hands on.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including skill in making the case for philanthropic support.
  • demonstrate solid relationship skills, communication skills, a passion for the Law Center’s mission, and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue.
  • A strong work ethic, a high-level of integrity, and a focused commitment to achieve the goals of the Institutional Advancement department.

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift 10 lbs of materials for events


  • Travel to meet with potential donors and to attend events and conferences


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