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Major Gift Officer

Albany Law School
Albany, New York
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2023

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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 as well as raising funds from individuals, foundations and organizations for The Justice Center, the Government Law Center and other strategic priorities.  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.






The estimated salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000 per year, plus comprehensive benefits package.  Salary offered will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and in consideration of internal equity.



Application Instructions:


To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for at least three references.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body, and community.  We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other members of systematically marginalized groups.




Established in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State. Located in New York’s capital city, the law school offers an attractive and affordable live-work environment in between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, as well as the entire Hudson River Valley. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. Our students—23% of whom come from a diverse background—are among the best in the nation.


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