The associate dean for development serves as the LMU Loyola Law School's (LLS) executive fundraising officer, leading its advancement efforts collaboratively, energetically, and creatively. The position partners closely with the law school dean as a member of the university's advancement (UA) team. The incumbent is a member of the dean's senior leadership team and collaborates with colleagues to advance the school by developing and implementing fundraising strategies and programs that maximize personal engagement and produce increasing levels of philanthropic support for LMU Loyola Law School. Embedded within LMU Loyola Law School, the associate dean oversees a broad range of development activities that support the dean's priorities and vision. The incumbent manages, integrates, and expands major, principal, and transformational gifts, annual gifts, and cultivates these efforts into a cohesive strategy to achieve campaign and fundraising objectives, as well as build a strong alumni relations program. Under the general direction of University Advancement and the dean, the associate dean secures private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations, further developing and sustaining a culture of philanthropy. LMU believes that diversity and excellence go together; we seek to hire individuals who have a significant potential for cultural contribution in the workplace and a commitment to working effectively with colleagues and donors from diverse backgrounds.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Promote and support an environment of diversity and inclusion. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Typically, a bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 12 years' experience in development or non-profit fundraising-related field, preferably in higher education. Possess a track record that demonstrates solid fundraising results and success soliciting and closing major gifts. Experience should be in progressively responsible positions.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and personally ask and close gifts. Willingness to travel and work occasional weekend/evening hours.
Comfort working effectively with high-level donor prospects. Ability to effectively communicate the vision, values, and mission of Loyola Marymount University, align donor intent with university priorities.
Demonstrated successful experience working with deans, college or unit leaders and boards comprised of prominent corporate and community volunteers and alumni.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues across multiple areas to bring projects to successful completion.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information. Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
Demonstrated computer competency in office and productivity software suites. Experience working with Ellucian or other comparable fundraising systems.
Seeking professionals with varied backgrounds, abilities, experiences, and ideas.
Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Significant experience leading successful outcomes and navigating political dynamics within a complex organization required. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.
Evidence of an energetic, flexible, and creative leadership style that produces high quality deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. Must be metrics-driven and results-oriented manager with excellent analytical skills. Ability to provide quick turnaround and updates for multiple requests while maintaining high quality work.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at lmu.edu/diversity.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.