Assistant Dean of Development

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 26, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Full Time
Assistant Dean of Development

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the Assistant Dean of Development position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the school: George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School is the law school of Northern Virginia and is strategically located in Arlington, VA, just two miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Antonin Scalia Law School is a Top 50 law school, and a jewel in the university's crown. A relatively young law school, Scalia Law is a unique phenomenon, accented by a steadfast commitment to a no-nonsense, interdisciplinary curriculum anchored by economic analysis. The school occupies a unique place in legal education, with seven interdisciplinary centers including internationally known programs in Law and Economics and Antitrust; a globally impactful publishing faculty; and relationships with key national policymakers who employ many law graduates in the Capital. The school has more than 7,000 living alumni, many of whom are first-generation lawyers.

Responsibilities: Reporting dually to the Dean of the Antonin Scalia Law School and the Deputy Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Dean of Development for the Antonin Scalia Law School serves as the chief fundraising officer for the School and is responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major and planned gifts from alumni, friends, and institutions. The position collaborates closely with the central University Advancement team, which provides resources and strategic counsel, and uniform metrics to help drive results within the schools and across the University. The Assistant Dean provides counsel to the Dean of the School and faculty on advancement matters, sets the philanthropic strategy annually, and helps to organize and set the School's philanthropic priorities in order to maximize external support.

Required Qualifications: * Significant experience in major/principal gifts fundraising, seven (7) to ten (10) plus years, preferably in higher education; * Strong understanding of the legal and public policy environment and community as well as the law school donor community; * Must have a creative approach to involve and solicit major donor prospects and possesses the ability to motivate donors and educate faculty in advancement best practices; * Demonstrated record of closing major/principal gift solicitations; * Strong leadership and management skills, both strategic and tactical, and a demonstrated ability to build and mentor an effective team, while effectively engaging and staffing volunteers; * Must possess the ability to build collaborative relationships and effectively navigate across a highly engaged constituent base including alumni, donor prospects, trustees, faculty and staff; * Bachelor's degree; * Willingness and ability to travel; * Must have a valid driver's license; * Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualification: * J.D. or relevant Master's degree.

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, visit our website at

Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to: Catharine McGeever Lambert & Associates 222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201 Havertown, PA 19083

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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