Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development, College of Arts and Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

A leading, privately-endowed research university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University strives to be a model university for the interweaving of liberal education and fundamental knowledge with practical education and impact on societal and world problems. This Ivy League university has earned a reputation as one of the top ten research institutions in the world while also offering the highest level of education possible. With an extraordinarily loyal alumni base and deeply committed volunteers, Cornell University is considered one of the nation’s highest-performing fundraising operations, historically ranked in the top five to ten annually. Its most recent campaign, Cornell Now — The Campaign for Cornell, raised over $6B and set new records for dollars raised and participation.

Described as the “beating heart of the campus” and serving the largest group of Cornell Alumni, the College of Arts and Sciences possesses tremendous fundraising potential. Its liberal arts model of education and inquiry is perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

The Opportunity

As Cornell University prepares to enter its next multi-billion-dollar campaign, the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a creative and collaborative development leader to act as its next Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development. The Associate Dean will provide leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of the alumni and fundraising activities and play a critical role in developing new outreach and strategies that build on the school’s strong foundation of philanthropic giving. S/He will forge effective and collaborative working relationships across Cornell, serve as a member of the Dean’s senior management team, and manage and inspire a sophisticated staff across alumni relations and major gifts. The successful candidate will be an innovative and broad thinker who has demonstrated ability in securing principal gifts.