Assistant Vice President for Development, Law School

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Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates continue to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

The Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at The George Washington University Law School provides leadership to the Law School's Development and Alumni Relations program. This entrepreneurial innovative and dynamic leader leads a comprehensive program based on their knowledge of the latest strategies and trends in philanthropy. The Assistant Vice President reports directly to the Senior Associate Vice President of Development for the university, with a dotted reporting line to the Dean of the Law School.

The responsibilities for the Assistant Vice President will include the following:

1. Manage the daily and strategic operations of the Development and Alumni Relations team in the Law School.
a. Lead a team of 13, including 5 gift officers, 3 alumni relations officers, a director of the annual fund, an associate director of stewardship and several administrative support professionals.
b. Develop, implement and sustain a data-informed plan for the overall organization structure that maximizes return on investment; review this plan with the Senior Associate Vice President, and propose this plan to the Dean for implementation.
c. Develop, mentor and lead development and alumni relations staff using best practices, and enhance, evaluate and track their success.

2. Set and meet ambitious annual attainment goals for fundraising that are aspirational, yet achievable, with the objective of growing sustainable giving. Oversee the development and implementation of short and long range cultivation and solicitation strategies by the gift officers noted above. Evaluate and present data on the success and growth of the program.

3. Manage a portfolio of approximately 20 high profile donor prospects, including setting a personal fundraising goal that is aspirational, yet achievable.

4. Serve as the Dean's strategic partner in matters related to advancement, including arranging for key prospect meetings, creating briefing documents before the meetings, accompanying the Dean on the meetings, and implementing next steps after the meetings.

5. Oversee the management and support of the school's volunteer advisory councils, including the Dean's Board of Advisors and the four specialized advisory boards: Business & Finance Law; Energy Law; Intellectual Property; and Government Contracts. Develop strategies for engaging each group to advance the mission of the school while minimizing the amount of staff time required.

6. Perform 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 9 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 7 years of relevant professional 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:

Proven success in law school fundraising or a related area of university fundraising;
A strong track record in fundraising, including two years successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts at the seven-figure level and above;
A proven track record of creatively building and leading successful fundraising programs;
A deep appreciation and understanding of the academic and research enterprise and the ability to articulate these values internally and externally;
The ability to travel extensively, nationally and internationally;
The ability to communicate effectively with successful individuals of high net worth, both alumni and non-alumni;
Experience developing and executing short-and long range prospect strategies; and
Experience in supervisory responsibility over professional level staff.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Major Gifts Stream Management Level Level 4 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday / occasional weekends and evenings 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: S007080 Job Open Date: 07/20/2018 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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      Posted: 8/9/2018
      Application Due: 8/17/2018
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