Assistant Dean - Law School Job Listing at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Application deadline: None
Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Education, Nonprofit
Senior development officer who is responsible for all facets of the fundraising and alumni relations programs for the School of Law School at Loyola University Chicago. Provide leadership to guide and motivate a team to oversee programs in Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, Annual Fund, Giving & Alumni Data. Responsible for personal solicitation of major gifts for the Law School as well as planning and directing the solicitation of prospects by the Dean.
- Designs and implements an overall development plan for the School of Law based on approved fundraising priorities established by the Dean.
- Establishes annual qualitative and quantitative goals, objectives and key accountabilities to increase donors and dollars raised. Determines the most effective means to report progress and provide assessment on a regular basis.
- Serves as a member of the Dean's senior staff and advise on all alumni and development activities.
- Works directly with the Dean to cultivate and solicit major gifts and maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. Supports and enhances the Dean's ability to secure major gifts by developing and executing effective prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Develops and coordinates strategies for major gift cultivation and solicitation for you, your staff, the Dean. Manage the Major Gifts Program to ensure continuing program of identification, cultivations, solicitation and stewardship of high-level prospects. Sets goals for staff personal calls and prospects; advises on prospect strategies, works with law and central Planned & Major Gift officers on select individual prospects.
- Identifies major, leadership, and principal gift prospects, qualifies their ultimate giving potential, assesses the appropriate interest match within the Law School, and develops and implements strategies to optimize gift closures for the Law School.
- Manages the Alumni Relations Program to ensure operating effectiveness of programs, activities, services and communications for its 10,000 alumni.
- Recruits, staffs, and manages all key Law alumni volunteers, including University Trustees. Serves as a primary contact for the Alumni Board of Governors and their Scholarship Committee.
- Manages the Annual Giving Program to ensure regular increases in both alumni participation and dollars raised; develops and implements annual plans to meet funding goals, including oversight of the Dean's Circle and all other annual giving activities, including reunions.
- Directs stewardship efforts to ensure effective, innovative, comprehensive communication strategies for alumni and donors; collaborates closely with the Law School and Development Communications units to develop content and supervise publications.
- Oversees gift and alumni data entry to ensure effective implementation of prospect management policies and procedures.
- Effectively manages a comprehensive budget to ensure department budget and resources are aligned with business objectives for maximum utilization. Manages and assesses continually all expenditures to maintain favorable ratio of expense per dollar raised.
- Works with the Dean, faculty, and senior administration to articulate funding priorities and communicate the Law School's funding objectives within a comprehensive campaign context.
- Personally solicits major gift prospects, as well as plan and direct the solicitation of prospects by the Dean, President, Provost, and Vice President for Development, among other senior administrators, and directs the solicitation activities of other development officers on behalf of the Law School.
- Recruits, staffs, and manages all key Law alumni volunteers, including University Trustees. Serves as a primary contact for the Alumni Board of Governors and their Scholarship Committee.
- Performs other duties as required.

Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. Three to five years related experience in advancement or related field required. Experience in higher education strongly preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

- Proficient computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
- Comfort with personal computers, MS Office software programs, and fundraising databases.

- Seven to ten year's development experience, in positions of increasing responsibility in academic fund raising at a college or university with a comprehensive development program; comprehensive campaign experience at a multi-faceted institution is a plus.
- Extensive experience in management of personnel.
- Demonstrated leadership ability to develop strategic plans, implement programs, organize, initiate and motivate.
- Strong management skills and proven ability to lead a team of individuals towards a common goal.
- Sound organizational ability, a high degree of energy creativity and initiative; the ability to project the unique aims and values of Loyola Law to its 9,300 alumni.
- Proven success in gift closure at the six-and seven-figure level.
- Excellent communications skills, coupled with strong writing and presentation skills, as well as the ability to present before a group.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
- Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors.
- An appreciation for the unique role of the law school in the context of a major private research university.

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