Associate Director for Donor Agreements, Office of Advancement Georgetown University

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.
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Associate Director for Donor Agreements, Office of Advancement Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Associate Director for Donor Agreements, Office of Advancement - Georgetown University

In the spirit of the Catholic and Jesuit value of men and women for others, the mission of Georgetown University's Office of Advancement is to meaningfully serve the current and future global university community to advance, support, and sustain the mission and strategic ambitions of the University through comprehensive engagement and philanthropic partnership. Our mission is to build the best, most professional, highest-performing, and innovation-oriented advancement organization in American higher education.

The Associate Director of Donor Agreements collaborates widely throughout Georgetown's campus to ensure that donor agreements are aligned with University policies and related legal and tax requirements, with the donor agreement process, and with donor intent. Reporting to the Senior Director for Donor Agreements, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Donor Agreement Management
  • Manage the donor agreement process for standard donor agreements
  • Assist the Senior Director with drafting and reviewing donor agreements of medium to high complexity
  • Exercise judgment when agreements appear to be problematic or in noncompliance with industry and University policies, and consults with the Senior Director and other relevant offices
  • When requested, identify - from an academic, administrative, financial, or legal perspective- whether a change to a donor agreement is substantive or non-substantive in nature
  • Provide advice to development officers on matters related to donor agreements - for example, potential administrative, financial and legal issues, and refining giving opportunities
  • Manage a system for tracking the progress of all Georgetown donor agreements as they pass through the various stages from creation to completion
  • Administer the signature process for donor agreements
  • Oversee the work tag request process


Document the donor agreement management process, and update the “Issues” document, which notes donor agreement issues and their resolutions.


Educate Advancement colleagues - through regular training and on as-needed basis - regarding the donor agreements process and issues related to donor agreements

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education + work experience
  • 2 to 3 years of professional experience
  • Strong, professional and tactful communication skills - writing, proofreading and writer and oral communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail, and to quickly understand and grasp complex concepts
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion regarding sensitive information
  • Ability to remain organized, manage numerous details and projects at once - to prioritize and re-prioritize as needed
  • Proven to be both flexible and prompt in meeting deadlines
  • Facility with Google Docs and Excel
  • Ability to work well in a team-setting
  • Strong, professional and tactful communications skills
  • An understanding of legal, financial, accounting concepts, substantive versus non-substantive changes to contracts
  • Excellent customer service skills - in person, on phone, and in written messaging - and an inclination to serve others

Preferred qualification

Paralegal and/or legal experience

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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