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Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs, William & Mary Law School

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP080L
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs, William & Mary Law School
Position Summary

The Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs is the chief fundraiser for the Law School and also serves as a strategic partner with the Dean and across campus for the benefit of the Law School and its goals in the For the Bold campaign.

The position is responsible for soliciting gifts from alumni, friends, and corporations/ foundations / law firms in the amount of $75,000 + for the benefit of the Law School and its programs.

The Associate Dean reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and the Dean of the Law School and is responsible for managing a comprehensive advancement program, overseeing all aspects of the fundraising and alumni affairs program at William & Mary Law School.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with significant and progressively responsible professional level experience and expertise directly related to the position.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and close significant major gifts; a track record of successful gift solicitations at the major gift level.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and to motivate a team with the proven ability and desire to reach aggressive goals.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills with the ability to develop a culture of engagement and philanthropy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with fluency in using persuasive language to promote visionary gift opportunities.
  • A commitment to diversity of ideas and thoughts and capitalizing on the opportunities that this presents.
  • A strong work ethic, integrity and commitment to teamwork, with the willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues from across the institution.
  • High level of ease working independently, with strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple and complex tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs, specifically MS Office Suite.


  • Substantive and significant years of experience in increasingly more responsible roles.
  • Substantive and significant years of experience in development/advancement.
  • Substantive and significant years of experience in a nonprofit environment.
  • Success cultivating major gift donors and securing significant gifts.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diversity of volunteers.
  • Demonstrated volunteer management experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field is highly preferred.

Working knowledge of supervisory principles and practices with the ability to lead, motivate and mentor staff.


  • Past performance as the strategist for significant gifts from individuals and corporations/foundations/law firms.
  • Significant experience working in higher education or nonprofit environment.
  • Significant experience working and with leadership and foundation boards.
  • Significant experience in a law school.
  • Demonstrated experience in a management or supervisory role.
  • Campaign experience is a plus.
Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Department Law Alumni Affairs & Development - 3N5000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 07/27/2017
Review Begin Date 08/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Professional FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:
  • This position requires additional hours beyond the typical work week to include evening and weekends as needed.
  • Must have the ability to travel extensively as required.
EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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