Associate Director, Foundation Relations
Job Description Summary:
I. JOB OVERVIEW
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Associate Director, Foundation Relations at The George Washington University. 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.
The Associate Director, Foundation Relations, guides George Washington University (GW) leadership, faculty, and staff in initiating, strengthening, and managing strategic relationships with foundations to advance philanthropic support for various GW priorities and programs. Part of GW's central development office, the Foundation Relations team is responsible for supporting cross-university projects, programs, and priorities as well as supporting and coordinating foundation fundraising efforts across GW's ten schools.
Reporting to the Director of Foundation Relations, the Associate Director will establish effective working relationships with school/unit fundraisers, deans, department heads, faculty and administrative staff of the university to accomplish foundation fundraising goals.
•Plays a central role in developing letters of support, concept papers, proposals and reports for funders, on behalf of individual schools and faculty. This includes a thorough understanding of GW systems for proposal submissions, including assistance with routing proposals through the Sponsored Projects office.
•Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with school/unit fundraisers, deans, department heads, faculty and administrative staff of the university, so work can be coordinated and developed as needed.
•Demonstrates prospect research skills and the ability to develop foundation fundraising strategies involving leadership and faculty from diverse disciplines.
•Secures foundation visits, and prepares briefing packets for university leadership and other university representatives.
•Travels for visits to foundations.
•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 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree in a relevant area of study plus 3 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:
• Three years of fundraising experience with the majority of the experience working with foundations.
•Desirable experience includes work in a higher education development office, and/or the development office of a medium to large nonprofit organization.
• Exceptional verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with donors, institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.
•Proven experience in soliciting five- and six-figure grants and gifts.
•Candidate is detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills, and have the ability to work on multiple projects with different colleagues simultaneously.Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
II. JOB DETAILS
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Corporations and Foundations Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm, Occasional 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., 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: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa statusInternal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007628 Job Open Date: 09/20/2018 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.
Posting Specific Questions
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- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant experience?
- * Please describe your fundraising experience working with foundations.
(Open Ended Question)
- * What is your salary range expectation?
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