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Major Gift Officer

Albany Law School
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

Albany Law School seeks a dynamic fundraiser to join the Institutional Advancement team as a Major Gift Officer. The law school recently completed a highly successful and historic $33 million capital campaign, “We Rise Together”, which increased overall annual fund support as well as record growth in giving to endowment including a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor to support The Justice Center. The campaign was successful due to significant investment in the advancement team which is expected to continue to grow in advance of the next comprehensive campaign. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to expand their fundraising career and cultivate and close gifts in excess of $100,000 as well as work with donors who have the potential to contribute at the highest levels of support to the law school.   Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Chief of Staff, you will have direct access to campus leadership as well as the President and Dean of Albany Law School to assist with donor strategy.  You will be responsible for soliciting and stewarding major gifts prospects and strategically developing a donor portfolio of approximately 150-200 donors. In addition, you will also recruit, train and support key volunteers who may assist in advancement efforts and will coordinate with professional and support staff involved in the implementation of multi-component fundraising programs. Extensive travel is required.    


Qualification Standards

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four year institution of higher education required, graduate or professional degree preferred.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience as a member of an advancement team within a high performing nonprofit organization. Higher education experience is preferred.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   Albany Law School is committed to the health and safety of our community.  As such, we require that our employees and students be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.

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