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Associate Dean for Alumni and Development, The Charles Widger School of Law
Villanova University

  • Sep. 28, 2017
 
  • Associate Dean for Alumni and Development, The Charles Widger School of Law
  • Villanova University
    Villanova, PA
    United States
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Alumni Relations
    Development/Institutional Advancement
 
 
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Associate Dean for Alumni and Development, The Charles Widger School of Law


Posting Number: 20171517S

Position Type: Staff

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Department: 604 - University Advancement

Position Summary

The Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University seeks an energetic and collaborative advancement professional to serve as Associate Dean for Alumni and Development. Located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, on the Philadelphia Main Line, Villanova University is a preeminent Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others. Villanova has 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in six colleges and schools. The University ranks in the top 50 of national doctoral/research universities.

Established in the mid-1950's, the Law School's distinctive mission draws upon the Catholic tradition emphasizing the unique value of individual human lives and the endowment of free will. The Law School offers a number of degree programs, several in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business, and is currently implementing a Where Law Meets Business strategic vision that has garnered strong support. The School enrolls 540 students in its academic programs and has 11,000 alumni. The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Associate Dean reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and to the Office of University Advancement through the Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts. The Office of University Advancement, which includes Development and Alumni Relations, operates within a semi-hybrid model, supporting a number of key functions centrally while providing substantial latitude for Villanova's five schools and colleges to manage their own advancement and alumni functions. The University is currently completing a $600 million campaign, which will end in May 2018 and has already exceeded its goal.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate Dean for Alumni and Development serves as the Law Schools chief advancement officer with overall responsibility to provide leadership direction and coordination to a comprehensive program designed to advance the Schools mission and goals. The Associate Dean is a key part of the Deans executive leadership team and works closely with the Dean to set a strategic direction for the Schools advancement efforts, which include establishing and implementing overall advancement strategy and ensuring the achievement of annual goals and objectives; preparing the overall development plan; designing, implementing and managing fundraising initiatives and annual, major, and planned gifts programs; and ensuring the development of an effective alumni relations program that includes broad representation from various alumni groups. The Associate Dean is responsible for coordination with the Office of University Advancement; for working collaboratively with colleagues within the School and across the university; and for working in collaboration with the members of the Schools Board of Consultors and various alumni boards and affinity groups. The Associate Dean oversees four direct reports with fundraising, annual giving and donor relations, major gifts, and alumni relations responsibilities. She or he will carry a portfolio of 100-120 donor prospects.

Minimum Qualifications

The School of Law seeks a dynamic and energetic leader who can inspire and engage its wide-ranging partners. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant leadership experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a strong commitment to collaboration and a record of success in strategic fundraising at complex institutions. Candidates must possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution (advanced degree preferred); at least seven years of experience in advancement in higher education, including experience soliciting donors for major gifts, managing staff, and strengthening alumni relations and engagement. An understanding of legal academia would be highly desirable. Outstanding candidates will have demonstrated: success in developing fundraising strategies, building relationships, and working closely with major donors; ability to build, lead, and motivate successful fundraising partnerships working collaboratively and strategically; experience working in a major capital campaign; a commitment to and passion for the Law Schools mission and its values of diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for individual differences; ability to interact with individuals at all levels, to work collaboratively with volunteer committees, and to understand volunteer outreach and management; ability to operate independently and resourcefully, and to thrive in an intellectually challenging, fast-paced, and collegial environment.


Special Message to Applicants

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to: Villanova_Law@divsearch.com.

Posting Date: 09/26/2017

Closing Date (12am ET):

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.

Salary Band: K

Job Classification: Exempt

To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/12327

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.




 
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