Assistant Dean of Development, Silver School of Social Work

Posting Number 2022-11036
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/12/2022 11:26 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Schools & Institutes
University Development and Alumni Relations (WS1006)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Development/Sponsored Research/Grant Writing

Position Summary

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) is dedicated to soliciting the private funding necessary to support the strategic goals of the University in teaching, learning, and research. The personnel of UDAR work university-wide as well as within individual schools and colleges of the University to discover, motivate, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni, parents, faculty, and friends for immediate, long-range, and future financial support, through gifts and pledges to the University, for critical operations such as student aid, faculty support, academic and research program development, and facilities and infrastructure. UDAR's endeavors raise funds for immediate University use and also for the University's endowment.


The Assistant Dean of Development serves as a senior-level Lead School Fundraiser (LSF) for NYU Silver working in close partnership with the Silver Dean. Reporting into NYU’s University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) office and to the Dean of Silver, the Assistant Dean is responsible for developing a portfolio of prospects with the capacity to make 6, 7, and 8+ figure gifts. The Assistant Dean is directly responsible for raising $3-4 million annually with the expectation to increase that each year. Primary leadership responsibilities include supporting the Dean's major and principal gift strategies and activities, with a strong emphasis on the Dean's top ten donors and prospects. Work in partnership with the Dean to manage the Dean's Council, including agenda content, membership, recruitment, and retention of members. Provide senior-level expertise, partnership and collaboration in support of an interest-based, donor-centric assignment and fundraising approach. The Assistant Dean is part of a larger team who all have the opportunity to raise money across the University, including Silver. Serve as a content expert on Silver's key funding areas and functions as an ambassador and advocate for Silver's philanthropic priorities. Budget responsibilities are specific to Silver development expenses, supported by UDARs centralized Operations & Finance Team.


UDAR encourages work-life integration for our employees, therefore this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
10+ years of progressive fundraising results or a combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in an academic environment working with faculty and deans.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong knowledge in Silver’s content areas




This search is being managed by the Lindauer Agency.  To view the full description, please visit their site here. In addition to the NYU application, interested applicants should also submit materials through the Lindauer website. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $175,000 - $225,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


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