Director of Development, CCAS

Sep 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) for the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), the largest school within GW. DAR is responsible for leading the university's alumni and fundraising efforts and 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 GWUs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development for CCAS, this position will participate in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of 120+ major gift prospects for the School and in the support of the development strategy and management within several departments of the College with whom s/he is assigned as liaison. The Director of Development, Major Gifts in CCAS also serves as principal liaison with two of the College's constituent schools/units-School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPA). Director of Development, CCAS is essential for achieving ambitious goals for philanthropic support for Columbian College faculty support, student support, academic programs, and capital priorities. The position will provide senior leadership and mentorship for Assistant and Associate Director-level gift officers as assigned.


Coordinate and collaborate with CCAS and University Development staff to identify prospects, develop proposals, and cultivate strategic relationships with funding sources.

Work with the Executive Director of CCAS, faculty, and University Development to identify major gift prospects related to SMPA and TSPAA.

Work with the Executive Director and AVP, faculty, and volunteers to establish programs and strategies for the cultivation of identified major gift prospects, including visits by appropriate faculty, social events, advisory boards, and other efforts.

Make personal calls to solicit major gifts for the constituent units of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

Works in conjunction with Alumni Relations on strategies for enhancing alumni engagement and loyalty to the Schools through specific events and activities.

Supervises other gift officers as assigned.

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 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant experience. 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:

A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public relations, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary. An advanced degree is preferred.

A minimum of six years of fund raising experience is preferred, with specific experience in major gifts, relationship and volunteer management.

Strong communication skills.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Major Gifts Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 4 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Daytime Hours, some evenings 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 Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006705 Job Open Date: 09/28/2017 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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  1. * Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant experience?
    • Yes
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  2. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)

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