Director of Development, Central Initiatives

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Job Description Summary:

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking a Director of Development, Central Initiatives to focus on GW Hillel's Building and Endowment Initiative. DAR is responsible for leading 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.

The Director of Development, Central Initiatives will be focused primarily on assisting with an initiative for a new building for GW Hillel. The position reports to the AVP, Central Initiatives and is responsible for executing a comprehensive major and principal gift strategy to secure funding for the new building. This critical work supports GW's overall annual goals to increase alumni participation, dollars raised, and donor counts for GW Hillel and central initiatives. This work is a key component of GW's Central Initiatives program and driving long-term pipeline development and funding for key needs for GW Hillel and other Presidential priorities. This position will manage a prospect pool of 90-120 donors and prospects is responsible for qualifying and soliciting gifts of $1,000 up to $1M+ , with a targeted focus on gifts of $100,000 and above, in support of GW Hillel and other Central Priorities. With the project slated to begin this fall, the Director will need to hit the ground running partnering closely with the Executive Director of GW Hillel. This critical work supports both GW Hillel and GW's overall major giving efforts to strengthen a pipeline of major gift, planned gift, and principal donors. This role will be active and collaborative across central and school-based teams in DAR.

Responsibilities include:

•Executes a high volume of solicitations and donor communications for major giving, working in close coordination with the Executive Director, GW Hillel.

•Writes and develops cultivation and stewardship messaging to reinforce philanthropic impact to GW Hillel and other special initiatives supporting Jewish life on campus.

•Completes 125+ substantive contacts annually with an emphasis on qualifying prospects and soliciting donors and prospects to help secure $10M in gifts for the GW Hillel Building and Endowment.

•By assessing capacity and inclination to give, qualifies and hands off major gift prospects to major gift officers across the university when opportunities arise beyond GW Hillel.

•Researches and identifies prospects for solicitations, managing a pool of donors and prospective donors for continued outreach and prospect management on behalf of GW Hillel.

•Maintains working knowledge of the major areas for major gifts across the university, including schools, units, scholarships and fellowships, student life, libraries, and athletics.

•Provides necessary documentation and follow-up for donors and internal partners as needed.

•Cultivates donor relationships, and accurately records data and outcomes.

Performs other 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:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus six years of relevant professional experience, or a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus four years of relevant professional experience.

The ideal candidate has experience and is energetic and eager to connect with donors and prospects with strong interpersonal skills.

Proven ability to have purposeful conversations to qualify and engage prospects is preferred, and an eagerness to serve as a frontline, first-line officer and road warrior comfortable with both alumni and parents with identified interest in Hillel and Jewish life on GW's campus.

Must have exceptional verbal and written skills to effectively communicate with donors. Candidates should be organized, capable of balancing dual priorities and available for travel predominantly on the east coast, and excited to build relationships with other fundraisers across DAR.

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 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:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007508 Job Open Date: 08/01/2018 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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  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
    • No
  2. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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      Posted: 10/9/2018
      Application Due: 12/6/2018
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