Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell College of Engineering

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

A leading privately endowed research university, Cornell University is unique in its stature as the only Ivy League institution with a land grant mission. The University is responsible for, and committed to, making contributions in fields of knowledge to help improve the quality of life in its state, the nation, and the world. Serving 21,500 students from its global campus footprint in Ithaca, New York City, Doha, Qatar and other regions across the world, Cornell University proudly provides the highest level of education possible.

Cornell University’s College of Engineering is a rigorous and dynamic intellectual community, part of a constellation of Cornell colleges and schools that make up a world-class research university. One of the top engineering schools in the country, the College of Engineering is also one of the highest-performing fundraising Colleges at Cornell University, with the most capable donor base of any unit. A major goal is to propel Cornell Engineering to the forefront of education and research in engineering and a position among the top five best engineering schools in the United States. The College will enable further development and diversification of programs at Cornell Tech, a hotbed of engineering opportunities, with a current campus in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and an upcoming Roosevelt Island location. The unparalleled synergy between these campuses furthers Cornell’s ultimate goal to create the “Silicon Valley” of the east.

The Opportunity

The Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell College of Engineering (Associate Dean) will be a seasoned and strategic advancement professional who will plan and implement an integrated approach to development and alumni-relations programs that maximizes support for the College of Engineering, including ten departments and schools. S/He will serve as chief development officer for the College's alumni affairs and development program, with a particular focus on high-level gift solicitations. Serving as the primary thought partner to the Dean in maximizing interactions with alumni and donors, the Associate Dean will sustain strong and critical relationships with the central advancement team. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced, creative and strategic fundraising professional to lead a highly innovative and entrepreneurial team.