Development and Alumni Relations Assistant

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Law School Development and Alumni Relations Office (Law DAR) is seeking a Development and Alumni Relations Assistant. Law DAR is responsible for leading the school’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 and other friends. Our goal is to advance GW’s mission of excellence in education, research and scholarship.

Reporting to the Administrative Manager of Development, the Development and Alumni Relations Assistant, Law DAR, provides administrative support for the office, which includes the following duties and responsibilities:

•Providing support for all aspects of alumni and donor meetings for the team including scheduling meetings, preparing donor correspondence and briefings, conducting donor research, orchestrating donor reports, preparing materials for visits, and managing pre- and post-visit activities including cultivation and stewardship activities.
•Managing arrangements for alumni and fundraising travel including providing occasional support to the Dean, creating itineraries, and following up on work status.
•Maintaining comprehensive files and data including financial gift records and donor lists, proposals, history, tracking and accountability reports. Tracking donor activity, solicitations, pledges and gifts for the office and prepares reports on all donor activities.
•Managing PCard/Concur expense reporting for the members of the team as needed. Processing gifts on behalf of development team and ensuring accurate allocation to funds while maintaining donor confidentiality.
•Developing and implementing a comprehensive timeline and calendar for the office and ensures projects, events, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities are executed on schedule.
•Assisting in the planning of and managing administrative support and execution for events as appropriate, which includes occasional evening and weekend work.
•Performing 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 high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’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:

One or more years experience working in an office environment. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to work with diverse groups of people from high-level donors to faculty to students.

Capable of handling sensitive and confidential information.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Strong organizational skills.

Attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with a focus on meeting deadlines.

Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Excel. Experience with Advance a plus.

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: GW Law School (LAW) Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Major Gifts Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. 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: S008101 Job Open Date: 03/15/2019 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 administrative support experience working with a Development or a Alumni Relations team?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe how you organize your time to meet deadlines and manage workload priorities

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience using Oracle Financials and Banner enterprise systems and Kronos (timekeeping) and Concur (travel and expense) software.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your level of expertise in using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe any experience you have with planning events or working in a multicultural environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you able to work after-hours and on weekends to cover events?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please explain why you left your last position or why you want to leave your current position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe your experience that demonstrates your ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you currently work at GW?
    • yes
    • no
Documents needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/16/2019
    Application Due: 4/4/2019
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