Associate Dean of Development, Tandon School of Engineering

Posting Number 2022-9757
Posted Date 5 months ago(3/23/2022 8:33 AM)
Location : Location
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.


As the Tandon School’s lead fundraiser, the associate dean of development will serve as the strategic leader for the Tandon School’s development efforts, working in close partnership with the dean. The Tandon School currently raises around $20 million annually and has ambitions to incrementally increase fundraising outcomes in the coming years. Reporting to the vice president of schools and institutes (VP) in NYU’s University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) office, this person will work closely with both the VP and the dean of the Tandon School in order to establish goals, objectives, and strategies for the advancement and alumni relations programs that support Tandon and overall university priorities.


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


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Required Experience:
10+ years of progressive, demonstrated fundraising results and responsibilities

Preferred Experience:
10+ years experience or education in a field related to science, engineering, or technology. A track record of raising 7-figure plus gifts and supporting a dean or leadership within non-profit.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Superior strategic skills and a holistic understanding of all aspects of the philanthropic enterprise.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
An appreciation for and ability to eloquently articulate this mission, values, history, potential, and people of NYU and the Tandon (formerly Poly) School of Engineering. The intellectual depth, maturity, and confidence required to effectively engage and garner the trust of the dean and faculty, key volunteers and donors, UDAR leadership, and colleagues in UDAR and across the University.

Additional Information

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