Posted on December 14, 2012
Director, Annual Giving and Donor Relations
Yeshiva University - Director, Annual Giving and Donor Relations
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has had a remarkable trajectory of accomplishment and is widely known as one of the rising stars of legal education. The School was conceived in 1976 by Yeshiva University in a time of recession with the bold goal of becoming a great Law School. Its approach to education has enabled the School’s graduates to establish themselves throughout the legal profession. Through the scholarship and activity of its faculty, Cardozo has established a reputation as a thought leader and generator of ideas that has made the School well known and respected throughout legal academia.
Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Cardozo offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of the world’s capital of law, business, finance, and culture.
The Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations leads, plans, and executes the entirety of Cardozo’s annual fund program, raising a minimum of $2,000,000 a year, and does the same for the stewardship program of Cardozo’s donors: a group of over 13,000 combined alumni, parents, friends, students, and others. The Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations is charged with increasing the number of annual fund donors and total funds raised on a yearly basis, designing the strategy and programs to do so, being a gifts officer to levels of annual fund donors, developing and overseeing successful acknowledgment programs to retain the donors, and overseeing/ translating/and interpreting all giving data and reports.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years experience in fundraising or a related field. He or she will have proven experience in managing a comprehensive annual fund program, with demonstrated ability in systems, marketing, communications, and solicitation of annual gifts. Familiarity with Convio Software is desirable. He or she will have a demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in higher education, independent school, or non-profit organization. Role in a successful capital campaign is highly desirable. Deep expertise in technology and other innovations that can streamline the annual giving process is required. The successful candidate will have excellent presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with senior level executives, prominent alumni, Board Members, senior academic and administrative leadership, and faculty and staff. Additionally, the successful candidate must understand and support the importance of educating s tudents about the benefits of giving as an important part of their Law School experience.
BA or BS degree required; advanced degree a plus.
Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:
Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
275 Madison Avenue, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016