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Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations

New England Law Boston
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 26, 2022

New England Law | Boston has been a mainstay within Boston for over 100 years. Located in the heart of historic downtown, New England Law offers the opportunity to become an integral part of a special community of students, scholars, and dedicated people from diverse backgrounds.

The Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations serves as a member of the senior administrative team and reports directly to the Dean of the Law School. Working closely with the Dean, the Director of Development and Alumni/ae Relations will lead the Law School’s advancement operation, providing the strategic, tactical and managerial leadership for both development and alumni/ae relations efforts.

The Director is dedicated to understanding alumni, strengthening pride and awareness, and facilitating ways to grow and sustain the base of alumni engaging with and supporting the school. The Director will offer vision and provide leadership to staff and volunteers in addition to preparing and overseeing implementation of comprehensive fundraising activities. This includes, but is not limited to, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and special projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and lead fundraising efforts and set clear objectives for reaching ambitious fundraising goals.
  • Oversee alumni/ae digital strategy, alumni/ae experience operations, and measuring engagement—through both attitudinal and behavioral dimensions—of more than 7000 alumni/ae.
  • Help to build and strengthen the alumni/ae network by planning and implementing engagement opportunities that foster lifelong mutually enriching connections and support New England Law priorities and initiatives.
  • Cultivate a culture of inclusivity and philanthropy to include events and programs, volunteer opportunities, and community partnerships.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with alumni/ae leaders, donors/prospects, and volunteers.
  • Support the Dean in major gifts work, including accompanying the Dean on in-person visits to the top 50 to 75 prospects, developing cultivation and solicitation plans, and creating proposals
  • Manage regional alumni/ae networks and affinity volunteers and steward relationships with them to maintain and build self-sustaining alumni networks.
  • Lead alumni/ae and student volunteer committees/groups; manage time, activity, and expectations to achieve goals in support of institutional priorities.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree is preferred, J.D. ideal
  • Minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience, including demonstrated effectiveness and progressive leadership in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors.
  • Experience working in the advancement field, preferably in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with trustees, senior administrators, staff who report directly to him/her, and the general school community.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational and decision-making skills with follow-up abilities are essential.
  • Strong well-developed communication and planning skills, and a strategic, goal-oriented approach to work.
  • Proven ability to develop good working relationships up, down and across an organization, and easily communicate with a broad range of audiences
  • Must be skilled at making presentations to varied audiences.
  • Integrity and high standards of professional conduct are needed, and flexibility in work hours is necessary, since attendance at periodic evening and weekend meetings and school events is required.

To apply: Send resume & cover letter to Human Resources at 





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