Associate Director of Development, ESIA

Washington, D.C.
Jul 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University's 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.

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Associate Director of Development for the Elliott School of International Affairs which reports to the Executive Director of Development, ESIA. The Associate Director of Development at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs plays a critical role in developing meaningful connections with alumni, parents, and friends of the school that will result in stronger engagement and philanthropic support (outright and planned gifts). The Associate Director of Development manages a pool of approximately 150 top tier major gift prospects around the country and develops strategies to move them across the donor continuum. The Associate Director of Development is well versed in Elliott School/university programs and initiatives to align prospects' interests and present proposals as appropriate. The Associate Director of Development is expected to be enthusiastic and work well in a fast-paced team environment. For more information about the Elliott School:

This position will conduct an average of 12-15 prospect visits monthly and document- comprehensively and in a timely fashion - these discovery/cultivation/stewardship interactions. The Associate Director of Development, ESIA will work closely with prospect research and development/alumni relations colleagues in identifying, cultivating, and tracking major gift prospects. This role will acquire an extensive knowledge of the school's and GW's programs and projects to match with prospect interest, while collaborating with faculty and staff in developing topic-specific proposals

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:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Two or more years of experience in fundraising (preferably with major gifts or face-to-face donor contact), public relations, or marketing is required (experience in higher education fundraising preferred).

Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills.

Adherence to best practices associated with the work of major gift fundraising.

Desire and ability to work as part of a fundraising/alumni relations team and willingness to collaborate with a range of stakeholders across campus.

Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Ability to travel domestically for prospect visits and events.


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 (daytime hours) Occassional evenings/weekends/travel 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 Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006463 Job Open Date: 07/06/2017 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.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree with at least two years of relevant experience? If applicable, please answer yes if you have obtained a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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