Associate Director Development, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)
I. JOB OVERVIEW
Job Description Summary:
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is responsible for leading the university's alumni and fundraising efforts.
DAR seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GW's mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.
Development staff connects the passions of our alumni and supporters with the aspirations of our students and faculty; to provide the resources that ensure GW continues to make history. Alumni Relations staff engages GW's more than 270,000 alumni located around the world and offers tools to connect and network, develops benefits and services, creates programs and events, provides opportunities to volunteer and give, and shares news and information.
The George Washington University, Division of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking an Associate Director that will aid us in fulfilling our mission.
The Associate Director of Development will serve as the primary liaison between the SEAS Development team and his/her portfolio of alumni and friends of the University. Reporting to the SEAS Assistant Vice President of Development, this position works in tandem with the Assistant Vice President, and development staff to meet fundraising goals, execute events, and build affinity in support of the Making History Capital Campaign.
• Works with SEAS Assistant Vice President of Development to develop a strategy and execute a plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts in an assigned portfolio of approximately 140 prospects, both locally (Washington D.C, Virginia and Maryland) and nationally (specific geographical region TBD), for gifts ranging from $50,000 and above in support of SEAS.
• Collaborates closely with colleagues within the SEAS Office of Development and Alumni Relations as well as central development to increase donor engagement and maximize annual, major, and planned gift potential.
• Works closely with Alumni Relations to assist with SEAS alumni events, and engages alumni in School of Engineering and development events, with a particular focus on cultivating donors and identifying prospects
• Oversees data management of the incumbent's portfolio to ensure the accurate capture of prospect tracking, stage progression, contact reports, proposals, philanthropic capacity/inclination and biographical data in Advance. Uses various reporting tools to monitor prospect data. Expected to be an active partner with the Research and Relationship Management Team in prospect tracking and data integrity.
• Works closely with SEAS faculty and staff to: gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the academic and research programs taking place throughout the school.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum two years of relevant development experience (i.e. fundraising, principal gifts, alumni relations, event planning, donor engagement, stewardship, etc.); Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong organizational, interpersonal and project management skills; Understanding of higher education fundraising system; A strong record of collaborating with a team to achieve goals; Tenacity and a can-do spirit. Ability to travel locally (50%) and nationally when necessary and to work on occasional evenings and weekends. This position will have to handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner. Willingness to make cold calls in order to successfully schedule face to face visits with donor prospects; Able to utilize considerable initiative, independence, and originality to lead projects and develop new methods and techniques for donor engagement; An understanding of and belief in the mission of GW and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and commitment to the institutions goals.
II. JOB DETAILS
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Major Gifts Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Occasional nights and weekends) Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006144 Job Open Date: 02/23/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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