Assistant Director of Development, GSEHD/CPS

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Job Description Summary:

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Assistant Director, Development for the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and the College of Professional Studies (CPS), including the Graduate School for Political Management (GSPM). 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.

The Assistant Director of Development reports to the Director of Development for GSEHD and indirectly reports to the Director of Development for CPS which includes GSPM and is responsible for qualifying and soliciting gifts at the Luther Rice Society level of $1,000 up to $49,000 for both colleges. This position will also manage each school's advisory board, and provide key support to each college's Development office to meet fundraising priorities. This critical work supports GW's overall annual giving efforts to strengthen a pipeline of major gift, planned gift, and principal donors.


•Manages a portfolio of 90 - 120 prospects. This includes completing 150+ face-to-face visits annually with an emphasis on qualifying prospects and soliciting leadership annual gifts of $1,000+.

•Qualifies and transfers major gift prospects to major gift officers by assessing prospects' capacity and inclination to give.

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

•Maintains working knowledge of the major areas for annual support across the two schools.

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

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

•Provides key support to the Development office in order to meet the funding priorities of both colleges including generating Advance reports, gift acknowledgements, and stewardship reports.

•Serves as the Dean's and Advisory Board members' primary point of contact for all matters related to each school's advisory board. This includes managing and organizing all aspects of the advisory board's related activities.

•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 1 year 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:

•Strong writing and editing skills.

•A demonstrated understanding of the workings of non-profit educational institutions.

•At least one year of fundraising and annual funds experience preferred.

•Energetic and flexible individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills.

•A strategic and analytical thinker with project management skills, who works well as a part of a small team. Requires discretion and the ability to interact with a range of donors necessary.

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 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours, occasional 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: S007627 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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 1 year of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two to three years of fundraising experience? If so, please explain.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (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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      Posted: 10/9/2018
      Application Due: 11/6/2018
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